Consumer Insights

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Furniture Consumer Research: Mind the Gap

To get a better read on the buying public’s mindset heading into the new year, the Furniture, Lighting & Decor research team surveyed consumers across the country about what matters to them in…
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What 2018 Taught Us About Consumers and Amazon

For the last five years, marketing firm Walker Sands Communications has been tracking retail data and producing an annual Future of Retail report to understand how the retail landscape is changing.…
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Luxury loyalists are going a little contemporary, like this living room from Caracole. (Photo: Caracole)

What Luxury Loyalists Want — And Interior Designers Need to Know

In the December issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, we introduced you to the new aristocracy in our Consumer Snapshot department. This demographic includes both older Millennials and young Gen…

The Young and the Extremely Wealthy

All Millennials live in their parents’ basements and eat avocado toast, right? If you could see the basements these Millennials have, you might consider living in their basements instead. Meet the…
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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…
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Alexa, Do You Know About My Business?

In July, digital knowledge platform Yext announced it would be submitting business listings directly to Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. Yext, which manages business information (think business names…

What Sofas-in-a-Box Actually Feel and Look Like

After almost two years and hundreds (okay probably tens) of couches sat on, I consider myself to be a couch connoisseur, maybe even a bit of a couch snob. You see, I have a lot of demands for my…
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All the comforts of home in a tiny space: The Casita design from Home Care Suites is a 500-square-foot unit that has a full-size kitchen as well as a washing machine/dryer closet.

The Suite Solution

In the Tampa Bay area of Florida, affordable housing may be difficult to find, but plenty of pools have their own homes. As a general contractor and President and founder of Goldsborough Company in…
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Baby Boomers and Small-Space Living

Millennials love small spaces. Baby Boomers love big spaces. Right? Maybe not. This spring, Lighting & Decor conducted a reader survey to see how retailers viewed small-space living. When asked…

How Showroom Events Could Attract Millennial Males

Katherine Cullen, Director of Retail and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation, knew that, in general, Millennials love going to retail events — more than any other demographic. But as…