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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.

Achieving Flow: How Interior Designers Stay Fresh

Since even the most successful and talented can sometimes struggle to fan the creative spark, Surya brought together five leading interior and product designers — Michel Smith Boyd, Toma Clark Haines…

All Under One Roof: Furniture Retailers on In-House Design Services

In recent years, big-box chains like Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel have started offering their customers interior design services, posing a potential threat to independent retailers.…

Commercial Design Comes to AmericasMart

Last summer, AmericasMart Atlanta announced it would be redesigning Floor 5 of Building 1, dedicating it to commercial and hospitality showrooms. The floor is now open, and it includes a lounge…

Trade Tensions

When news broke in September that a 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports would go into effect almost immediately, and on Jan. 1, 2019, that number would jump to 25 percent, a collective groan was…

Top 3 Insights from the 2018 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study

Each year, Houzz.com surveys homeowners who have completed or recently completed a bathroom renovation to get a glimpse of who they are and what they want from their bathrooms. This year's 2018…

5 Digital Marketing YouTube Channels to Check Out

As a small business owner in 2018, there’s no shortage of new things you can learn when it comes to your digital marketing strategy. But you can only read so much in a day, and sifting through…

What Retailers Can Learn from Room & Board's Workplace Culture

Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work named Room & Board the fourth best retail workplace in the U.S. Through a survey of 665 employees (out of the 868 employees), the company, founded in 1980…

Bedside Manner

The type of lighting you use next your bed depends on how you want use it. For some people bedside lamps are used for reading purposes. These are the people that still enjoy the feel of an actual…

How to Rethink Your E-Commerce Strategy

The majority of people still prefer to shop for furniture in stores, according to Morning Consult, and more than likely, they feel the same way about lighting. But retailers, don't get comfortable…

3 Things to Know About the New E-Design Startup Spruce Up

Last month a new e-design service, Spruce Up, hit the internet. After raising $1.5 million in investment last February, e-commerce and design lifestyle experts Mia Lewin and Mike Dierken launched…
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