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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.

How to Woo Value Shoppers

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Very few people, according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Consumer View quarterly survey. For the fall 2018 edition, the NRF surveyed more than 3,000 U.S.…

4 Social Video Tools That Make Editing Easy

According to research from Wyzowl, 83 percent of business owners surveyed think that video gives them a good ROI. If you can get over the growing pains of incorporating video into your marketing…

Holiday Sales Miss Expectations: What the Latest Numbers Mean for Retailers and Designers

The U.S. Census Bureau released some startling numbers on the recent holiday season shopping numbers, and they didn't provide a lot of optimism for economists and the stock market. The bureau found…

The Whole Experience

When design is in your blood, it’s hard to imagine doing anything else. For Chris Cooley, owner of Michael Alan Furniture & Design in Lake Havasu City, AZ, a lifetime career in interiors began at…

3 Barriers to Offering Speedy Shipping and What You Can Do About Them

When Gallery Furniture in Houston opened for business in 1981, the home furnishings store offered same-day delivery based on the need to make room for more product. “If he didn’t deliver the…

What Your Email Stats Can Tell You About Your Customers

Your email data may be one of the most useful marketing tools hiding in plain sight. By going through it regularly, you can learn so much about your customers' habits, interests and preferences,…

3 Pinterest Content Ideas to Try Out

For interior designers and retailers alike, Pinterest can be a great channel to reach potential clients who are planning for their current and future spaces. In fact, 60 percent of pinners have used…

Simple Experiences

For two sisters on a Friday night, nothing beats tapas and a trip to one of three local HomeGoods stores. In December, I flew to D.C. to visit a few showrooms for the upcoming Retail Road Trip, and I…

Kuzco Honored with Visual Presentation Award

Kuzco Lighting was honored for its merchandising style at last month’s Lightovation at Dallas Market Center. The company took home the Best Visual Presentation Award for the Trade Mart’s 4th floor…

Chairish Acquires Derring Hall. Now What?

When thinking of the direct-to-consumer model, companies like Casper and Warby Parker likely come to mind. If you've been following our coverage here, then you might also think of Campaign Living,…
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