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.

3 Takeaways from Fall 2018 High Point Market

The fall edition of High Point Market always feels like the end of the year, even though there are still two months left in it. All the new products are out, and retailers, interior designers and…

What Is Updated Traditional: A Primer on New Trad from High Point Market

Earlier this year, a renewed interest in traditional style and design began to take shape. In our February issue, we dove into the new traditional, or new trad, style and how manufacturers and…

4 Business Podcasts to Listen to For Inspiration

In today’s retail climate, small business owners need all the inspiration they can get when trying to keep their companies relevant. When checking out new podcasts for inspiration in your work, your…

Market Shaper: Bob Maricich on What's Next For International Market Centers

"I live on Delta airlines,” jokes Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of International Market Centers (IMC), when we talk about the ever-growing portfolio of property and projects that his organization…

The Get Along Gang: New Design Collaborations Hitting High Point Market

With High Point Market gearing up this week and into the next, a number of new collaborations will be hitting showrooms and wowing marketgoers. Before you make it to market, take a sneak peek at the…

3 Business Communication Tools To Try

Research from Towers Watson found that organizations that are highly effective at communications are nearly twice as likely to financially outperform their competitors as those who aren’t effective.…

Senators Introduce New Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced on Thursday the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). Senate Bill 3551 is legislation that would require the U.S.…

4 Things to Know About the Clicks-to-Bricks Trend

While lauded by Jeff Bezos’ bank account and busy, budget-conscious people everywhere, the growth of e-commerce over the last two decades has raised fear among independent home furnishings retailers…

Third-Generation Retail Staff on the Future of Their Businesses

For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…

Be Original Americas Holds a Series of Talks on the Impacts of Tariffs

Be Original Americas, the non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for design authenticity, is holding a series of panel discussions on the topic of tariffs and their impact on the design…
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