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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.

Idea Board: Eco Style

Making environmentally friendly furniture, lighting and decor selections will not only affect the planet positively, but it can contribute to personal wellness. This new crop of sustainable products…

How to Advertise on Pinterest

At nearly every market this year, four social media platforms keep cropping up in conversations between retailers and interior designers: Facebook, Instagram, Houzz and Pinterest. We already know how…

Steelcase Announces Relationship with FLOS

Steelcase announced last week a new partnership with FLOS, an Italian decorative lighting group. The office furniture company plans to start offering a collection of FLOS lighting products throughout…

Nourison and Christopher Guy Team Up with New Luxury Rug Collection

What do you get when you cross a luxury furniture manufacturer and award-winning floor coverings? A new rug collection that's going to feel luxurious underfoot. Nourison and Christopher Guy…

CODARUS to Open To-The-Trade Showroom in Laguna Design Center

This October, CODARUS, a multi-line showroom and national sales organization, continues its expansion into the West Coast opening a nearly 10,000-square-foot to-the-trade showroom in the Laguna…

Judges for 29th Annual ARTS Awards Announced

Dallas Market Center, producer of the ARTS Awards, and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced the panel of independent judges for the 29th annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards,…

Creating an Experience in Chicago's Clive Christian Showroom

If there was one word on everyone's lips at the American Lighting Association conference in Vancouver, Canada, last week, it was experience: how to create an experience to bring customers to the…

Worlds Away Opens Call for Entries for Lifestyle Photo Contest

Worlds Away has opened the call for entries for its annual Lifestyle Photo Contest, which offers designers the chance to have their photo featured in the 2018 catalog. The photo contest runs through…

Lighting for Tomorrow 2017 Winners Announced at ALA Conference

The winners of the 2017 Lighting for Tomorrow awards were announced today at the annual American Lighting Assn. (ALA) conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. This year's Lighting…

9 Steps to Terminating Turf Wars

Conflict burns a deep hole in your bottom line, pushing your profits down the drain. You’ll never see the line item on your financials, but it’s there: production or project delays, cost overruns,…
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