Home Furnishings Retailers

Home furnishings retailers have a lot to contend with these days — online competition, changing consumer expectations, rising retail rents. In this section, find news, products and trends for home furnishings retailers to see continued success.

Lightovation Announces Expanded Showrooms, More Innovative Products for January 2019 Market

Lightovation will offer a full slate of educational programming and an expanded selection of new innovative products for the January 16-20, 2019 show. Lightovation takes place concurrently with…

Capital Lighting Fixture Company Announces Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Capital Lighting is excited to announce their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) effective September 28, 2018. Owners Mary Lou and John Lewis made the formal, surprise announcement to employees on…

Amazon Launches a Third Furniture Brand: What Retailers Need to Know

Amazon announced this week a new private furniture collection: Ravenna Home. This marks the third private furniture collection for Amazon, joining Mid-Century Rivet and "casual comfort" Stone &…

Erik Qualman to Give Keynote Address at ICFA's Educational Conference

Acclaimed marketing expert Erik Qualman will share insights on digital trends and leadership in the opening keynote address at the International Casual Furnishings Association’s (ICFA) third…

How to Turn Your Facebook Page Into a Community

Be honest: How often do you post on Facebook? Likely, the answer is, "Not nearly as much as I should be." Furniture and lighting showrooms should be posting content to their Facebook pages daily,…

Right on Trend: A Fresh Take on Coastal

When you hear “coastal,” your mind may automatically go to the beach, but in home decor this style has migrated away from seashells and palm trees to an eclectic, casual vibe at home in the country …

Setting the Scene

How to Set Up Your Buying Plan for Successful Merchandising Good merchandising starts with a solid buying plan. Here’s what our showroom experts want you to know. Determine your lifestyles, then…

How to Create a Buyer Persona

If you own a small business, you likely have a pretty solid understanding of who your customers are. But if you want to formalize the process of understanding your ideal customer (and the potential…

Podcasting Goes Green: A Q&A with CaraGreen's Jessica McNaughton

For the average consumer, going green means dropping a few cans and papers in a recycling bin and maybe investing in an LED bulb or two, but as Jessica McNaughton, President at sustainable building…

Colorado Retailer Wins Bradington-Young 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Brent Simon, owner of Colorado Style Home Furnishings in Highlands Ranch, CO, won a limited-edition Bradington-Young 40th anniversary recliner during the recent High Point Market. The leading luxury…
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