Retail Education

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.

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Who Defines Your Brand?

Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's…

Design by Retail: How the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Coco & Dash Continue to Evolve Their Business

By now, if you’re in the home industry, you’ve probably heard of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, the award-winning Dallas home furnishings and accents stores run by mother-daughter team Teddie and…

How Mobile POS Can Take an In-Store Experience to the Next Level

Over the past several years, mobile point-of-sale (POS) has taken off, arming sales associates with mobile devices to meet customers on the floor and close the sale from any location. This technology…

STORIS Introduces CXM Sales Dashboard

The Customer Experience Management tool designed for sales associates to prosper will be on display at the October 2019 High Point Market. STORIS will be showcasing the CXM Sales Dashboard in the HFA…

5 Tips for Effective Home Furnishings Store Layouts

*/ Designing a brick-and-mortar retail store’s layout is not an exact science, and what works for one store might not work for its neighbor. There are, however, some best practices that are…

Twin Star Home Launches Retailer Support Initiative

Twin Star Home recently introduced Elevate, a comprehensive marketing program designed to enhance and boost the marketing efforts of Twin Star Home’s retail partners through sales training videos,…

A Madcap Journey: Behind the Scenes of John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon's Thriving Brand

What happens when two globe-trotting journalists decide to start a business of their own in licensed product design? Madcap Cottage, that’s what. With backgrounds in interior and graphic design (John…
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Unlocking Innovation

At Las Vegas Market last month, I had the privilege of attending the CEO Summit, which offered an opportunity to learn about external factors affecting our industries as well as actionable strategies…

7 Savvy Reasons to Attend High Point Market

High Point Market is the largest home furnishings market in the world, but that’s not the reason you want to go. In fact, what I’m telling you here applies to every design market whether it’s High…
Furniture, Lighting & Decor Panels at High Point Market
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Plan Your High Point Market with Furniture, Lighting & Decor Hosted Panels

Furniture, Lighting & Decor editors will moderate panels at the fall 2019 High Point Market in High Point, NC, held Oct. 19-23. The panels will cover topics including design trends, product…