Retailing

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.

How to Go Beyond the Customer Profile With ALA Speaker David Avrin

If there's one thing that binds every business professional in every industry, it's the practice of creating a customer profile. The customer profile goes by many names (ideal customer, consumer…

James Fleming to Host Workshops Following ALA Conference

James Fleming, President of Camelot Consulting Group, a decorative lighting, plumbing, home accents, home furnishings and luxury retail goods industry consultancy, will be presenting three mini…

How to Make the Most of Your Google Calendar

If you have a Google Calendar, you might have a simple routine of using it for the occasional appointment or meeting reminder that seems to work just fine. But if you want to make the most of the…

To Your Health

In a country where adult obesity rates were nearly 40 percent in 2015-16, the cost of healthcare clocks in at about $10,000 per person, and still, in 2018, more than 133.9 million Americans live in…

Explore Cur8's Gr8ful Living Pop-up at Coco & Dash

Dallas Design Week brought interior designers and tastemakers from all over the country to Dallas Market Center for a week of seminars, networking events and cocktails, but the one event that the …

Cocktail Party

Shake up a bar setup with accent furniture for any palette. Eye on the Sky Touch the clouds and sip your vodka drink of choice. From Julian Chichester, the Pollock drinks cabinet makes a…

Twin Star Home Enters Partnership With WellnessMats

Twin Star Home announced this week it has entered an agreement with WellnessMats, the leader in ergonomic anti-fatigue floor mats. Consumers who purchase a Twin Star Home adjustable height desk will…

Next Round of Tariffs to Directly Impact Furniture and Lighting Retailers and Interior Designers

The trade war between the U.S. and China escalated yesterday and continued through this morning. Yesterday, President Trump announced another round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported…

Casual Market Chicago 2018 Preview

Held in the Merchandise Mart Sept. 25-28, this year’s show is the place to be to scout new intros for outdoor and casual spaces. In creating the Knot lounge chair, designers at Janus et Cie used a…

How to A/B Test an Email

According to research from eMarketer, the median email marketing ROI is 122 percent — four times higher than any other digital marketing channel. But, no business will ever reach that return unless…
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