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.

Call for Entries Opens for 2019 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards

Furniture, Lighting & Decor magazine is now accepting entries and nominations for the 2019 Lighting Showroom of the Year Awards, which honor independent lighting retailers for excellence in…

Fine Furniture Design Announces Winners of Biltmore Estate-Themed Contests

Two consumers and a St. Louis interior designer have been chosen as the winners of several giveaways sponsored by Fine Furniture Design to celebrate the October launch of the Quintessence collection…

Behind the Design: ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted by Generation Lighting

Most people know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, as a talk show host, as an activist or as the voice of Dory in the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo. But while many have likely seen a few of her…

3 About Page Mistakes to Avoid

Storytelling through your marketing gives you a stronger connection to your consumers, offering them a deeper look at what your business is all about and what sets you apart. Your About page is the…

Maison & Objet Report

Maison & Objet presented an entirely new layout at its most recent event, which took place Sept. 7-11, 2018. It featured two hubs — Maison and Objet — effectively dividing exhibitors of furniture…

The Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising: Part I

Facebook Ads may be one of the most targeted marketing tools available today. With it, small businesses can deliver finely tuned messages to specific types of buyers, collect data on their followers…

Pulse on Housing

As much as we’d like to be the drivers of our own destiny, external factors affect the health of our industry, housing included. Right now, a construction labor shortage, higher home prices and…

Holiday Spending: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

Out with the jack-o-lanterns, in with the snowmen. The season of giving starts this month, and research shows that consumers plan to give — a lot. Coresight Research’s latest projections show growth…

NRF Survey Says More Than 164 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Over Five-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the…

Michelle Workman Opens a Pop-Up Shop

Chattanooga-based celebrity designer Michelle Workman launched a pop-up shop this week in Lookout Mountain, TN, called Michelle Workman Home.  “We’re really testing the market to see if this is…
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