Retailing

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.

Pinterest Is Becoming Shoppable: What You Need to Know

Facebook and Instagram may get the bulk of attention from social media marketers, but Pinterest is about to give both platforms a run for their money. As Pinterest prepares for an IPO, the company…

Dallas Market Center Announces New Members of Lighting Board of Governors

Dallas Market Center and Lightovation — Dallas International Lighting Show, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America — today announced the election results and appointments for…

Dan Darby to Lead LIGHTFAIR® International

International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the appointment of trade show industry veteran Dan Darby as Senior Vice President of LIGHTFAIR® International, the world’s largest annual…

4 Retail Industry Podcasts to Check Out

For the busy showroom owner who wants to stay in the know about the state of the retail industry, podcasts are the perfect option, offering the ability to learn something new while on the go or when…

What Consumers Want from Outdoor Spaces, According to New Report

Brown Jordan released its 2019 Outdoor Living Report today, and there's plenty to unpack. Written in partnership with companion company Danvers Stainless Steel Kitchens, this report details the…

The Heart of the Matter

Statistics suggest that entrepreneurial couples have a much higher rate of divorce than other married people. While the five successful couples profiled on these pages will say there are obviously…

Fresher Faux Takes Root

Permanent botanicals, sometimes called faux florals, have come a long way since Nana kept a bowl of pink plastic roses on top of the television cabinet and aggressively turquoise silk daisies in the…

How to Stop Showrooming and Price-Comparing With Unique Product Pages

It’s no secret that everyone is price-comparing when they’re shopping, especially when it comes to bigger investments like home furnishings. You may be resigned to the inevitability of your customers…

Tariff Increases Are On Hold: What you Need to Know

The 25-percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports, scheduled to go into effect this Saturday, was delayed on Sunday. President Trump announced via Twitter that talks between the U.S. and China…

3 Things a Modern POS System Can Do That Your Cash Register Can’t

If you haven’t updated your cash management system in a while, you might be missing out on features that could help you streamline your business and avoid the headaches of tracking your sales and…
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