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What to Know About The U.S.-China Trade War Truce

Last weekend, the U.S. and China came to a truce in the ongoing trade war, alleviating (for now) one of the biggest economic concerns for both retailers and designers coming in 2019: the 25 percent…

Lightovation Announces Expanded Showrooms, More Innovative Products for January 2019 Market

Lightovation will offer a full slate of educational programming and an expanded selection of new innovative products for the January 16-20, 2019 show. Lightovation takes place concurrently with…

How to Go Beyond the Customer Profile With ALA Speaker David Avrin

If there's one thing that binds every business professional in every industry, it's the practice of creating a customer profile. The customer profile goes by many names (ideal customer, consumer…

James Fleming to Host Workshops Following ALA Conference

James Fleming, President of Camelot Consulting Group, a decorative lighting, plumbing, home accents, home furnishings and luxury retail goods industry consultancy, will be presenting three mini…

American Lighting Association to Hold Residential Lighting Training Course in October

The American Lighting Association has announced it will host a four-day lighting training course from Oct. 22-25 in The SMART Center at Dallas Market Center. The members-only workshop, taught by…

ALA President Testifies on Tariffs

Earlier today, Eric Jacobson, President and CEO of the American Lighting Association, delivered testimony to the Section 301 Committee regarding tariffs on products imported from China. ALA has taken…

2018 ALA Conference Preview

The 2018 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference, to be held September 24-26 at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, is your chance to reinvent your business, reawaken your drive and revitalize…

June 2018 Lightovation Sees Largest Summer Attendance in 6 Years

Dallas Market Center last week announced Lightovation enjoyed its largest summer attendance in six years and a 22 percent year-over-year increase in lighting showroom store attendance. The market…

States Allowed to Collect Sales Tax from E-retailers, U.S. Supreme Court decides

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in the landmark sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair yesterday, overturning more than 25 years of legal precedent that stopped states from…

Summer Market Preview: Dallas 2018

The summer editions of the Total Home & Gift Market (June 20-26) and Lightovation (June 20-23) at Dallas Market Center promise new introductions in furniture, lighting and accessories. See how…
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