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5 Ways for Retailers to Protect Against Industry Disruption

This week, Retail Dive asked, "Is home goods the next industry ripe for disruption?"  The answer? Yes, almost definitely. Just a few notes on some happenings in the past year: - Global Views…

How to Stop Showrooming and Price-Comparing With Unique Product Pages

It’s no secret that everyone is price-comparing when they’re shopping, especially when it comes to bigger investments like home furnishings. You may be resigned to the inevitability of your customers…

Lighting Consumer Research: Illuminating Changes

Your grandpa did business without the internet, but can you? A recent study by The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking service says the lighting industry’s days of poo-pooing the power of e-…

Furniture Consumer Research: Mind the Gap

To get a better read on the buying public’s mindset heading into the new year, the Furniture, Lighting & Decor research team surveyed consumers across the country about what matters to them in…

Commercial Break

While the lines between the contract, hospitality and residential design businesses were long well-defined — some might say stark — Amanda Schneider, President of Contract Consulting Group — a…

4 Things to Know About the Clicks-to-Bricks Trend

While lauded by Jeff Bezos’ bank account and busy, budget-conscious people everywhere, the growth of e-commerce over the last two decades has raised fear among independent home furnishings retailers…

Wayfair Is Opening An Outlet: What That Means for Retailers

Who said retail is dead? While retail is certainly going through some changes, retailers of all types still see some benefit in the brick-and-mortar experience. Just look at Amazon. After putting big…

Catching Up With Joss & Main

Despite what certain pyramid schemes and the Internet would have us believe, age is not the enemy. And just as humans grow wiser and more interesting as we get older, most of our favorite things —…

Education for All: Opportunities for Manufacturers, Retailers and Interior Designers

Remember a long, long time ago when you couldn’t wait for school to be out for the summer? No more quizzes, books or bossy teachers for three whole months! Oh, how times have changed. Turns out…

How Augmented Reality Is Fueling Online Sales at Houzz

Augmented reality (AR) has shown it has the power to influence shoppers, and now Houzz has its own numbers to back that up. During his keynote address at Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition…
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