Retail Education

Lighting and home furnishings 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 section, retailers will have access to news and feature stories to keep them up to date on this evolving industry.

12th annual showroom of the year awards, lightovation, dallas market
The deadline to enter the 12th Annual Showroom of the Year Awards is March 1, 2021

Lighting Retailers: Enter the 12th Annual Showroom of the Year Awards

Join the ranks of lighting retailers who have been honored by the Showroom of the Year Awards for more than a decade! The deadline is fast approaching to enter the 12th Annual awards that exclusively…
Augmented reality
Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

The coronavirus pandemic has made consumers more judicious about leaving their homes, which means e-commerce is more important now than ever before. Consumers are shopping with purpose, often doing…
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Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

7 Tips for Considering E-commerce at Retail

With more than a year of consumers adapting to purchasing online and delivery or curbside pickup as a result of COVID-19, if you haven’t yet added e-commerce, now is the time to be considering this…
Dallas Market Center Speakers Archlight summit
Dallas Market Center has issued a call for speakers for its September ArchLIGHT summit.

Dallas Market Center ArchLIGHT Summit Announces Call for Speakers

Dallas Market Center announces an official call for speakers for the ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification and design communities.…

COVID-19 Holiday Retail Strategies

Business analysts anticipate several ways holiday retail will be different this year. Shoppers, for example, likely won’t wait until Black Friday as the start of the holiday buying season in an…

Panel to Showcase the Benefits of Retailers Giving Back to Their Communities

Retailers are an integral part of their communities. Here two longstanding retailers in their towns share the community-focused events and charitable endeavors that connect them to their hometowns,…
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5 Social Media Tips from a Lighting Retailer

As a multiple-times winner of the Showroom of the Year Awards’ Social Media Star, the team at Montreal Lighting and Hardware knows all about maintaining a successful social media presence. With more…
Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor
Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor

American Lighting Association Free Retail Webinar Available On Demand

As part of the American Lighting Association's (ALA) continuing series of free webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor and prior ALA Conference keynote speaker, presented…
retail health
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Is Your Retail Business Healthy?

In its 2020 State of the Industry Report, STORIS shares 20 actionable strategies to help your retail establishment flourish in its 20/20 Vision Plan. We’ve highlighted a few. For the rest of the…
The Lola Pendant from Hudson Valley Group’s Mitzi division.
Color and dimming capabilities in today’s LED allow for lighting design and use indoors and out. Pictured: The Lola Pendant from Hudson Valley Group’s Mitzi division.

LED Lighting Technology Offers Design, Efficiency Opportunities

What started as an opportunity in energy efficiency for manufacturing and commercial spaces in the mid ‘90s is not the same LED lighting technology we have today. The same energy efficiencies apply,…