Lighting Retail Education

Lighting retailers of all sizes in all locations around North America face similar problems and have similar concerns. They need to know the latest industry news and have access to the latest product introductions, always keeping up with what's new and what's next. In this Lighting Retailers section, retailers will have access to news and feature stories to keep them up to date on this evolving industry.

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Tariff Increases Are On Hold: What you Need to Know

The 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports, scheduled to go into effect this Saturday, was delayed on Sunday. President Trump announced via Twitter that talks between the U.S. and China…
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3 Things a Modern POS System Can Do That Your Cash Register Can’t

If you haven’t updated your cash management system in a while, you might be missing out on features that could help you streamline your business and avoid the headaches of tracking your sales and…

Howard Elliott Announces Show Us Your Howard Elliott Contest

Howard Elliott today announced it will host its Show Us Your Howard Elliott Contest again for its fourth year. Same as in the past, contestants can send in photos with Howard Elliott product as the…

Idea Board: Traditional Design

South by Southwest Traditional design gets a little rugged in living rooms when covered in geometric-patterned upholstery and paired with rich browns and iron finishes. Part of the Quintessence…

Hanging Out

Reflecting a growing interest in designing outdoor living spaces, these pendants suited for outdoor use bring a range of styles, from farmhouse to nautical.   With a solid brass body and Antique…

Reinventing Tradition

We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t mess with a good thing.” While that laissez-faire strategy may work just fine for your grandmother’s sticky buns recipe or possibly your stock portfolio, businesses…
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Mosaic Moments at KBIS

This year, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) launched the Salon by KBIS space, a new section of the show dedicated to artisan, small-batch and international companies with something…
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IKEA U.S. President Lars Peterson spoke on how diversity and inclusion initiatives have been good for business and retaining talent.

Retail Voices

Just two years ago, industry headlines were rife with store closings, bankruptcies, mass layoffs and even media reports of zombie retailers. “I would say that retail is back, but that would be wrong…
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How to Woo Value Shoppers

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Very few people, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Consumer View quarterly survey. For the fall 2018 edition, the NRF surveyed more than 3,000 U.S.…
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4 Social Video Tools That Make Editing Easy

According to research from Wyzowl, 83 percent of business owners surveyed think that video gives them a good ROI. If you can get over the growing pains of incorporating video into your marketing…