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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.

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Diane Falvey, and it’s so nice to meet you. I’m also the new Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. I’ve been in this industry for some time but this is…

5 Ways for Retailers to Protect Against Industry Disruption

This week, Retail Dive asked, "Is home goods the next industry ripe for disruption?"  The answer? Yes, almost definitely. Just a few notes on some happenings in the past year: - Global Views…

Introducing the 2019 Showroom of the Year Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring outstanding lighting retailers across North America, have been announced. The annual awards, now celebrating its 10th year, is co-…

Pinterest Is Becoming Shoppable: What You Need to Know

Facebook and Instagram may get the bulk of attention from social media marketers, but Pinterest is about to give both platforms a run for their money. As Pinterest prepares for an IPO, the company…

Dallas Market Center Announces New Members of Lighting Board of Governors

Dallas Market Center and Lightovation — Dallas International Lighting Show, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America — today announced the election results and appointments for…

Dan Darby to Lead LIGHTFAIR® International

International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the appointment of trade show industry veteran Dan Darby as Senior Vice President of LIGHTFAIR® International, the world’s largest annual…

4 Retail Industry Podcasts to Check Out

For the busy showroom owner who wants to stay in the know about the state of the retail industry, podcasts are the perfect option, offering the ability to learn something new while on the go or when…

What Consumers Want from Outdoor Spaces, According to New Report

Brown Jordan released its 2019 Outdoor Living Report today, and there's plenty to unpack. Written in partnership with companion company Danvers Stainless Steel Kitchens, this report details the…

The Heart of the Matter

Statistics suggest that entrepreneurial couples have a much higher rate of divorce than other married people. While the five successful couples profiled on these pages will say there are obviously…

Fresher Faux Takes Root

Permanent botanicals, sometimes called faux florals, have come a long way since Nana kept a bowl of pink plastic roses on top of the television cabinet and aggressively turquoise silk daisies in the…
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