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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.

4 Things to Know About the Clicks-to-Bricks Trend

While lauded by Jeff Bezos’ bank account and busy, budget-conscious people everywhere, the growth of e-commerce over the last two decades has raised fear among independent home furnishings retailers…

Third-Generation Retail Staff on the Future of Their Businesses

For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…

Be Original Americas Holds a Series of Talks on the Impacts of Tariffs

Be Original Americas, the non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for design authenticity, is holding a series of panel discussions on the topic of tariffs and their impact on the design…

High Point Market Preview: Fall 2018

These new product intros are ready to make their mark at the fall market, Oct. 13-17.  Placed in a white floater frame, the glam cockatoo in Oliver Gal’s Cockatoo in Sydney piece features hues of…

U.S., Canada and Mexico Reach New Trade Deal to Replace NAFTA

After more than a year of negotiations, representatives from the United States, Mexico and Canada announced last night that they had reached a new trade agreement to update the North American Free…

3 SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Ninety-three percent of online experiences begin with a search engine, according to research from Forrester. According to a study from Advanced Web Rankings, more than 67 percent of all clicks on…

Idea Board: Outdoor Living

Coast to Coast Modern and punchy outdoor products are making waves, giving us contemporary coastal vibes.   The Lapis table by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues for LINK Outdoor was inspired by the…

Vantage Point

Behind closed doors, brows are furrowed. In an industry largely dominated by importers, many executives are finding themselves distracted by the threat of Chinese tariffs, years after most thought…

Riley's Furniture & Mattress to Fly Whole Staff to Fall High Point Market

Riley’s Furniture & Mattress — normally "Closed Sundays to be with Family" — will also be closed Monday, October 15th, when the entire employee roster will be flown down to North Carolina to…

Feeling Groovy: 6 Dining Room Ideas That Bring Back What We Love About the ‘70s

What goes around comes around. And while there are more than a few things we’re perfectly happy (and somewhat relieved) to leave in the past, when it comes to the dreamy, eclectic 1970s-era vibes, we…
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