Merchandising

Merchandising is an important part of the lighting and home furnishings business, both for manufacturers and retailers. From case studies, to new techniques, to tried-and-true strategies, this page will provide info you need to showcase product in the most attention-grabbing way.

3 Big-Box Strategies to Borrow and Improve

Although they are inherently different, independent showrooms and big-box retailers like Restoration Hardware, Target and West Elm compete for consumers’ business, and it can sometimes feel like an…

How to Take Advantage of 2018's Expected Retail Growth

Monday started off with good retail news from the U.S. Census Bureau. Preliminary estimates from the Bureau show that retail sales went up to $3.53 trillion in 2017, up 3.9 percent from 2016.…

Back in Brass

Long gone (and thankfully so) are the days when the single-minded pursuit of maintaining “the perfect home” rested squarely on the flawlessly dressed shoulders of the lady of the house. But while our…

Black and White On Rugs All Over

Timeless, dramatic and about as effortlessly chic as it gets, black and white knows how to make an entrance … or a living room or a bedroom or a … well, you get the picture. Here at Lighting &…

The Complete Guide to the Best Retailer Seminars at Las Vegas Market

It's hard to be bored at Las Vegas Market, let alone in Las Vegas. With so many great showrooms to tour and so many cocktail parties to attend, your schedule probably looks completely booked. But if…

Showroom Spotlight: Luxe Lighting Company

Good things come in small packages. Wedged between a Portuguese wine shop and yarn store on a busy stretch of Greenwood Avenue in Northwest Seattle, Luxe Lighting Company is case and point. It’s warm…

Hooker Furniture Partners With Kingsdown

Hooker Furniture this week announced a new partnership with bedding manufacturer Kingsdown for an exclusive mattress collection. The Hooker Furniture by Kingsdown collection features step-up models…

Should We Call it Aging-in-Place?

By 2036, one in five people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.  As Baby Boomers begin to exit the workforce and retire, retailers and…

Twin-Star International to Launch Rebrand, New Products at Las Vegas Market

Home furnishings and electric fireplace manufacturer Twin-Star International will unveil its new company brand and logo and introduce new products at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market. Twin-Star…

Fringe Benefits

Generations of bikers, hippies and cowpunchers can’t be wrong: There’s just something about fringe. Sure, it’s festive. Certainly, it shimmies. But it’s not for the faint of heart, and therein lies…
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