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.

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…

Group Law: Geometric Tables

Remember when your 4th grade teacher would drone on about right angles, line segments and isosceles triangles, and you rolled your eyes because “like in real life when would you ever actually use…

What You Can Learn from Walmart's Black Friday Strategy

Ten years ago, no Thanksgiving meal ended without a few Black Friday horror stories: alarms going off at 4 a.m., the long lines in front of Walmart and Best Buy and the fights to score the big gifts…

3 Reason Why 2018 Is the Year of the Smart Home

The year 2018 is expected to be the year of the smart home — the year consumers finally embrace the true smart home movement — and there's good reason to see why. LED bulbs are coming down in price…
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