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Holiday Sales Miss Expectations: What the Latest Numbers Mean for Retailers and Designers

The U.S. Census Bureau released some startling numbers on the recent holiday season shopping numbers, and they didn't provide a lot of optimism for economists and the stock market. The bureau found…

ASID Third-Quarter Billings and Index Report Shows Growth for Most

After some concerns in the second quarter billings report, the American Society of Interior Designers third-quarter billings index report showed growth for the interior design industry. The…
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Next Round of Tariffs to Directly Impact Furniture and Lighting Retailers and Interior Designers

The trade war between the U.S. and China escalated yesterday and continued through this morning. Yesterday, President Trump announced another round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported…
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Retail Jobs Up, But Not In Furniture and Home Furnishings Sector

By just about any measure, the U.S. economy is doing very well. Unemployment remains low. Consumers are spending and fueling the economy. Though the threat of tariffs remains poised to wreck much of…

ASID's 2nd Quarter Report Reveals Uncertainties for Interior Designers

The American Society of Interior Design's (ASID) Second Quarter Billings Index report, released last week, made one thing exceptionally clear: The interior design industry has deep ties to the…

Outlook Good for 2018, ASID's Latest Report Says

Each quarter, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) releases its interior design billings index to track growth in the industry and look out for major changes and challenges. The society…
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Interior Design Billings Index

2016 Interior Design Billings Index 4th Quarter Results Show Cautious Growth

Interior designers remain on edge even as the latest research from the Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) showed signs of economic growth in 2016. The research, conducted by American Society of…
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