Lighting Retailers

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.

What to Know About The U.S.-China Trade War Truce

Last weekend, the U.S. and China came to a truce in the ongoing trade war, alleviating (for now) one of the biggest economic concerns for both retailers and designers coming in 2019: the 25 percent…

Accentuate the Positive

Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As you have heard me say before, the best lighting happens when you layer different types of…

Retail Road Trip: Toronto

ELTE In 1944, Leon Tenenbaum fled Paris. With the ongoing Nazi occupation of the city, Tenenbaum left his home furnishings store Etablissments Elte (established in 1919) and traveled with his family…

U.S., China Halt Tariff Increases for 90 Days Amid Truce

The U.S. and China have reached a truce of sorts to the ongoing trade war. At the Group of 20 summit in Argentina this weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to…

Call for Entries Opens for 2019 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards

Furniture, Lighting & Decor magazine is now accepting entries and nominations for the 2019 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards, which honor independent lighting retailers for excellence in…

Behind the Design: ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted by Generation Lighting

Most people know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, as a talk show host, as an activist or as the voice of Dory in the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo. But while many have likely seen a few of her…

3 About Page Mistakes to Avoid

Storytelling through your marketing gives you a stronger connection to your consumers, offering them a deeper look at what your business is all about and what sets you apart. Your About page is the…

Maison & Objet Report

Maison & Objet presented an entirely new layout at its most recent event, which took place Sept. 7-11, 2018. It featured two hubs — Maison and Objet — effectively dividing exhibitors of furniture…

The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising

Facebook Ads may be one of the most targeted marketing tools available today. With it, small businesses can deliver finely tuned messages to specific types of buyers, collect data on their followers…

Pulse on Housing

As much as we’d like to be the drivers of our own destiny, external factors affect the health of our industry, housing included. Right now, a construction labor shortage, higher home prices and…
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