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.

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A Retail Expert Shares Tips for Giving Your Customers the Red Carpet Treatment

At the recent WithIt Conference, we had the pleasure of attending a seminar with retail expert and founder of Retail Minded, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle.  She shared statistics on how customers are…
Renaissance Gateway
One of our features this month focuses on designer Lauren Rottet's design work at a cutting-edge airport hotel.

Watch the Subtle Synergies

I love it when an issue comes together. Not when the pages head to the printer (although that’s always a good feeling), but when the realization hits that the stories we’ve written, diverse as they…
Natalie Reddell Commander in Chic
Natalie Reddell, founder of Commander in Chic, shares her eye-catching designs on her Instagram page.

4 Furniture and Design Showrunners Share How They Do Things a Little Differently

In today’s world, where everyone has the ability to become a superstar on YouTube or Instagram, doing something just a little different offers the ability to have an impact. These four companies have…

BrandJump Launches MAP Software

E-commerce channel management company BrandJump today announced the soft launch of its new pricing tool. This new feature — which will be incorporated into BrandJump’s existing suite of services –…

Meet the Lifestyle and Lighting Retailers from our Raleigh, NC, Retail Road Trip

Raleigh, the capitol of North Carolina, is a creative hotbed of design, home furnishings and lifestyle retailers. From what shop owners told me, I didn’t even scratch the surface. We visited Lavish,…
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Julia Buckingham's Color Explosion

About seven years ago, while preparing to give a keynote speech at High Point Market, interior designer Julia Buckingham had a bit of an ah-ha moment. While trying to put a succinct name to her…
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E-commerce Lessons Learned

Adding e-commerce to a website can be a daunting task. We spoke to two retailers in the infancy of their e-commerce experience to see what lessons they’ve learned since starting up.  Filament Home…
Shaw Hospitality
Shaw Hospitality's Community Broadloom rug collection was on display among other new products at the HD Expo hospitality show.

Do You Know What's Next for Home Design Trends?

Market season is upon us, and we know what that means. It’s time to ask the all-important question as we visit showrooms: “What’s new?” We know we can count on seeing it: new vendors, new styles and…
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Return to Sender: How Retailers Can Minimize Returns

Customer convenience is one major perk of e-commerce. With a few clicks and some payment information, consumers can get almost anything delivered straight to their door in a matter of days. And they…

Connie Post Designs RP Outlet

Retail strategist Connie Post has designed a new format for The RoomPlace aimed at broadening the merchant’s appeal with a new shopping experience focusing on value-priced product. Branded RP Outlet…