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Home furnishings and lighting retailers face many challenges in this ever-changing economy. From new consumer expectations to online competition, today's retailers work hard to ensure their customers have access to on-trend products and great customer service. In this section, you'll find all things retailing — news, features, analysis and tools — needed to make your retail business a success.

Retail Road Trip: Washington, D.C.

Hudson & Crane Before anything can be said about Washington, D.C.-based Hudson & Crane, one distinction must be made. Hudson & Crane is an interior design firm with a brick-and-mortar…

3 Strategies for Retail Customer Retention

Customer acquisition is important for any business — the more customers you have, the more products you’ll sell, right? Not necessarily. Even more important, and more cost-effective, than finding new…

Crafting the Connection

As an editor, it’s my job to ask questions and from the insights craft a story that will connect with my audience. That’s in my job description. By trade, I’m a storyteller. But so are you. As…

[email protected] Opens Facility in San Francisco

[email protected], a luxury installation specialist and logistics company specializing in servicing design professionals, today announced the opening of its fourth U.S. facility in South San Francisco.…

Sum of Its Parts

The greatest example of what it means to be American may be hanging in foyers, dining rooms and lighting showrooms across the country in the form of U.S.-made lighting fixtures. Each part — from the…

A Game of Inches

In the furniture business, the word custom has typically carried a certain connotation, most often used to describe exquisite, bench-built furnishings specified by elite designers for their masters-…

Idea Board: Made in America

Home Court Advantage Quality control, customization up the ante for U.S. furnishings manufacturers Gat Creek’s Gat Caperton assesses the sustainably harvested Appalachian hardwoods used in its U.S…

How to Woo Generation X

Generation X may be described as the middle child, caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials, but this generation has plenty of buying power and some unique needs.  For example, Generation Xers —…

Running Wilder

Five plus years ago, a couple of significant life occurrences caused Josh and Ivy Elrod, two New York City-based creatives, to want a change of career — and scenery. Josh Elrod needed spinal surgery…

How to Prioritize Quality Over Quantity in Your Digital Strategy

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, email …. just reading this list is likely to make your eyes glaze over. Tackling digital marketing and social media for your business can be overwhelming,…
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