Hallie Pippas, showroom designer at Furnitureland South and formerly at Houston’s Gallery Furniture is a veteran merchandiser and student of retail. Sitting down with Furniture Today Editor in Chief Bill McLoughlin, Pippas shares the tricks of the trade as well as key insights she’s uncovered shopping other retail formats.

Furniture Today editors Bill McLoughlin, Thomas Russell, and Powell Slaughter discuss the recent imposition of 25% tariffs on a wide range of Chinese furniture, accessories and components; sharing insights gleaned from discussions with a wide range of industry insiders. Are price increases in the offing? What’s the outlook for emerging source countries? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Miskelly Furniture’s Alan Vonder Haar shares how he got his nickname, Dr. V, and shares his passion for teaching RSAs how to “sell the why” and teaching customers how to get a better night’s sleep.

ElRan’s third-generation Jesse Lubin shares insights about growing up in a family business, what he’s learned along the way and his hopes to grow the business for another 50 years. “Find a hole, fill a need, make it happen.”

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