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.

Sage Advice

A cooler shade of green, versatile Sage moved to floors at High Point Market this fall, lending itself to creative interpretations.   Modern Moroccan style defines the bohemian and authentic hand…

3 Lessons on Local Marketing from BrightLocal's Annual Consumer Survey

Each year, market agency BrightLocal releases its consumer survey, chockfull of good insights on how consumers find local businesses online and how they interact with their reviews. Now in its eighth…

4 Small Business Webinar Resources to Check Out

For a small business to stay afloat in today's retail climate, staying current on industry trends and best business practices is crucial. While industry markets and conferences offer great…

Changing Colors

Whenever I return home to Chicago from High Point Market, the seasons appear to have changed since I left. This fall, I came home to find red and gold leaves on the trees and on the ground, and a…

What Retailers Can Learn From IKEA's New Small Space Strategy

Many jokes and sitcom plots have been written about navigating the big-box maze that is an IKEA store. Couples fight and get lost, but the stories usually end with meatballs — and occasionally…

Idea Board: Resimercial

Resimercial options make workplaces feel homey. Transitional Curate Home’s Leeward tier small end table in a Peninsula finish can function in an office for storage or as a side table. www.curate-…

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…
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