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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.

Showroom Spotlight: Luxe Lighting Company

Good things come in small packages. Wedged between a Portuguese wine shop and yarn store on a busy stretch of Greenwood Avenue in Northwest Seattle, Luxe Lighting Company is case and point. It’s warm…

Spectrum Lighting, SL Hulett and Assoc. Merge

Effective January 1, 2018, Spectrum Lighting and SL Hulett and Assoc. merged under the new Spectrum Hulett Group, becoming one of the largest lighting rep groups in the Southeast. With the merger…

How to Retain Young Employees

When it comes to keeping Millennials happy in the workplace, misconceptions about the cohort abound. Some think that retaining younger employees means you need to offer them weekly trophies, free…

Where Millennials Are Moving, And How Retailers Are Responding

When you think about the cities that Millennials are congregating in, hubs like New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. likely come to mind. But according to research from real estate analytics…

Hooker Furniture Partners With Kingsdown

Hooker Furniture this week announced a new partnership with bedding manufacturer Kingsdown for an exclusive mattress collection. The Hooker Furniture by Kingsdown collection features step-up models…

2017 Year in Review

We asked, “How was business in 2017?” Here’s what they’re saying. “2017 was a year of growth and introspection for Terracotta. We completed the expansion of our office, broke ground on some very…

As Seen in the Lighting & Decor Lounge: Winter Market 2018

Last year, Lighting & Decor partnered with AmericasMart Altanta to create the Lighting & Decor Lounge on the fifth floor of Building 1. We celebrated the launch of the new magazine with a…

3 Coffee Spots Near AmericasMart that Won't Have a Line

Anyone who's ever spent time at AmericasMart Atlanta knows how vital a cup of coffee in the morning will be. In order to be your best and brightest as you stroll up and down the escalators and…

The Generational Tightrope: Working With Millennials

At 9 a.m. on a Monday morning, two co-founders, a community manager and an intern gather around a wooden table at their Chicago office. Each one has a laptop sitting in front of them, but no one…

Should We Call it Aging-in-Place?

By 2036, one in five people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.  As Baby Boomers begin to exit the workforce and retire, retailers and…
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