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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.

What Is Updated Traditional: A Primer on New Trad from High Point Market

Earlier this year, a renewed interest in traditional style and design began to take shape. In our February issue, we dove into the new traditional, or new trad, style and how manufacturers and…

What Matters Now?

Recently, Alex Shuford III, President of the Rock House Farm Family of Brands, which includes Century Furniture and Highland House, read a story in the Wall Street Journal on the Morgan Motor Company…

4 Business Podcasts to Listen to For Inspiration

In today’s retail climate, small business owners need all the inspiration they can get when trying to keep their companies relevant. When checking out new podcasts for inspiration in your work, your…

Market Shaper: Bob Maricich on What's Next For International Market Centers

"I live on Delta airlines,” jokes Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of International Market Centers (IMC), when we talk about the ever-growing portfolio of property and projects that his organization…

The Get Along Gang: New Design Collaborations Hitting High Point Market

With High Point Market gearing up this week and into the next, a number of new collaborations will be hitting showrooms and wowing marketgoers. Before you make it to market, take a sneak peek at the…

A.R.T. Furniture Introduces Artiste Now Stocking Program

After revolutionizing the consumer furniture buying experience a year ago with Artiste, A.R.T. Furniture is taking it a step further with Artiste Now, a stocking program featuring seven of Artiste’s…

SFC to Host Discussion on Wood Furniture Scorecard at High Point Market

  The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) will host a discussion of its Wood Furniture Scorecard, a program developed with the National Wildlife Federation to assess the wood sourcing policies of…

3 Business Communication Tools To Try

Research from Towers Watson found that organizations that are highly effective at communications are nearly twice as likely to financially outperform their competitors as those who aren’t effective.…

Senators Introduce New Upholstered Furniture Flammability Legislation

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced on Thursday the Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act (SOFFA). Senate Bill 3551 is legislation that would require the U.S.…

Mattress Firm Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

Mattress Firm announced today it has filed Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and plans to close 700 underperforming stores, approximately 200 of which will close within the next few…
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