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.

What Consumers Want

One of the best parts of being in the Lighting Showroom Coalition Facebook group comes from reading the oddball questions and answers the associates and managers receive from customers. I worked at…

Neglect Onboarding at Your Own Risk

Effective onboarding of new employees can mean the difference between keeping good talent and spending valuable time and resources struggling to fill teams. If your onboarding is lacking or simply…

3 Social Media Habits to Leave in 2018

New year, new social media strategy? ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, and now is as good a time as any to assess your social media platforms with fresh eyes and do away with tactics that…

3 Can't-Miss Seminars at AmericasMart Atlanta

When you're on a shopping spree at AmericasMart Atlanta, it's hard to pull yourself away from all the cool finds and unique new products available to you. But if you're attending the Atlanta…

Changing the Face of Furniture

There’s a changing of the guard taking place in all areas of the furniture business, fueled by a new generation of executives unfettered by family legacy and the “that’s the way we’ve always done it…

Pasha Furniture to Open Dallas Market Center Showroom

Dallas Market Center announced yesterday that Pasha Furniture, a leading manufacturer of custom upholstered furniture, will debut an open-daily showroom in the Interior Home + Design Center prior to…

Why the Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Against Amazon Is Worth Watching

This week, Williams-Sonoma Inc. filed a lawsuit in Northern California against Amazon.com Inc., alleging the mega-retailer had copied patented chair designs and engaged in unfair marketing practices…

DIFFA National Grants Nearly $300,000 to 26 Grantees Combating HIV/AIDS Nationwide

With the help of Gift for Life, this week the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) National granted $285,000 to 26 organization nationwide providing treatment, direct care and…

Stylecraft and Harp & Finial to Expand Showrooms at Las Vegas Market

StyleCraft Home Collection – manufacturer and home decor industry leader – and its sister company, Harp & Finial, today announced they would both be expanding their showrooms at Las Vegas Market…

New Rug Company Boundless Brings Rugs to the Direct-to-Consumer Market

The direct-to-consumer e-commerce model could be one of the biggest disruptors to hit the home furnishings and decor industry. Players like Campaign Living, Burrow and bed-in-a-box companies like…
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