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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.

The Future Comes Home

Ask any technophile (and for that matter many consumers) about the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — the annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association — and they’ll tell you that…

EQ3 Announces Expansion in the U.S. Market

EQ3, the Canada-based retailer and manufacturer of modern furniture and home decor, today announced its expansion in the U.S. with three new retail locations – two in Chicago and a flagship in New…

How Does SMART Home Impact Style? These Designs are Cutting-Edge

Sharp Spaces Indoor spaces keep getting smarter and smarter with new introductions made to grow and adapt as lifestyles change. From the new smart furniture company, 37˚C Smart Home, comes a…

What the Beauty Industry Can Teach the Home Goods Industry

If there's one company thriving in this retail environment, it's beauty and personal care retailer Ulta. The company reported a strong fourth quarter yesterday, and it's one of the few companies that…

Something for Everyone

In the fall of 2017, after working as an interior designer for eight years, Lynn Makiej opened the retail store MAK & CO. with husband, John, in Andover, MA, one of Boston’s northern suburbs. The…

How to Make a YouTube Video on a Budget

Our consumer research from last year found that when faced with a problem designing their homes, 46 percent of respondents said they go to YouTube for instructional videos. As the second largest…

What Designers Look for in Retailer Partners

Consumers may make up the majority of your showroom sales, but you could be missing out on a key potential client base: interior designers. While designers often opt to shop directly from…

Bright Colors Take Over Rugs for Spring High Point Market

For those retailers and designers who tour multiple rug showrooms each market, almost everyone has the same answer when asked about the best-selling colors. Spoiler: It's almost always gray and blue…

Hooker Furniture Adds Movement to Stationary Upholstery

Designed to support the rise in consumer demand for refined styling with high-tech features and functionality, Hooker Furniture has developed a new upholstery category that blends the most popular…

Twin Star Home's Style Takeover Comes to Spring High Point Market

Twin Star Home is bringing their successful Showroom Style Takeover to the High Point Market. Three lifestyle bloggers, influencers and designers will each be given areas in the Twin Star Home…
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