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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.

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…

Clarion UX Teams With Gift for Life for World AIDS Day

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' sole charitable organization, has announced a new World AIDS Day partnership with Clarion UX, manager of the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise…

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…

Fine Furniture Design Announces Winners of Biltmore Estate-Themed Contests

Two consumers and a St. Louis interior designer have been chosen as the winners of several giveaways sponsored by Fine Furniture Design to celebrate the October launch of the Quintessence collection…

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…
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