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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.

Lighting Consumer Research: Illuminating Changes

Your grandpa did business without the internet, but can you? A recent study by The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking service says the lighting industry’s days of poo-pooing the power of e-…

Furniture Consumer Research: Mind the Gap

To get a better read on the buying public’s mindset heading into the new year, the Furniture, Lighting & Decor research team surveyed consumers across the country about what matters to them in…

3 Must-See E-commerce Seminars Happening at Las Vegas Market

There's no one right way to have a digital marketing strategy. What works for a furniture retailer in Dallas might not work for another in Denver. But if you're looking for ways to amp up your…

What 2018 Taught Us About Consumers and Amazon

For the last five years, marketing firm Walker Sands Communications has been tracking retail data and producing an annual Future of Retail report to understand how the retail landscape is changing.…

WithIt Announces 2019 WOW Award Recipients

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, has named the recipients of the 2019 WOW Awards. The annual WOW Awards honor the achievements of home…

MicroD Launches New Corporate Website

Web technology leader MicroD today announced the launch of a new website for retailers and manufacturers who want to learn about the ways to leverage technology to grow their business. The new…

3 Takeaways from Houzz's 2019 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Next month, manufacturers, retailers and designers will head to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2019 edition of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The event promises the latest…

5 Tools to Help You Create Better Instagram Stories

According to Instagram, 60 percent of users learn about new products on the platform, and one-third of the most viewed Instagram stories come from businesses. While posting to your page regularly is…

2 Approaches to Lighting Customization

In the furniture world, customization capabilities have helped retailers set themselves apart from online competition, and they've been a staple of the luxury market. While there are some fantastic…

The Goddess of Wow

Rahm Emanuel may be mayor of Chicago for a few more months, but designer and shop owner Lynne McDaniel will always reign as a goddess. Her shop, An Orange Moon, specializes in vintage Mid-Century…
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