Retail Merchandising

Merchandising is an important part of the lighting and home furnishings business, both for manufacturers and retailers. From case studies, to new techniques, to tried-and-true strategies, this page will provide info you need to showcase product in the most attention-grabbing way.

Phillips Collection
Phillips Collection’s fish decor and seat belt dining chairs make an impact at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC, and would also shine in a retail space.

Vendors Share How to Create Eye-Catching Showroom Displays

Have you ever walked into a vendor showroom at a market only to see an item positioned front and center that made you do a double take? Maybe you walked in to get a closer look, or maybe you snapped…

Connie Post Designs RP Outlet

Retail strategist Connie Post has designed a new format for The RoomPlace aimed at broadening the merchant’s appeal with a new shopping experience focusing on value-priced product. Branded RP Outlet…

Watermark Living Sourcing for 2020 Includes Artwork from Bali

Watermark Living today announced its recent return from a 2020 product sourcing trip to Asia and the acquisition of an extensive line of artwork by artisans from Bali, Indonesia.   During the visit…
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(illustration: blossomstar)

3 Strategies for Retail Customer Retention

Customer acquisition is important for any business — the more customers you have, the more products you’ll sell, right? Not necessarily. Even more important, and more cost-effective, than finding new…

[email protected] Opens Facility in San Francisco

[email protected], a luxury installation specialist and logistics company specializing in servicing design professionals, today announced the opening of its fourth U.S. facility in South San Francisco.…
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Tagging Along

Chinese tariffs have created plenty of tough issues for retailers in our industry, the most obvious of which is increased prices. A less apparent consequence of these pricing changes is dealing with…
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What the Beauty Industry Can Teach the Home Goods Industry

If there's one company thriving in this retail environment, it's beauty and personal care retailer Ulta. The company reported a strong fourth quarter yesterday, and it's one of the few companies that…
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(Photo: Unsplash user DESIGNECOLOGIST)

The Top 10 Home Decor Trends to Look for in 2019, According to Pinterest

At the end of 2018, Pinterest released its Pinterest 100 for this year, highlighting the top trends to expect in categories ranging from travel to fashion to wellness. The trends, based on popular…
Artwork hanging in a hallway
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How to Find Local Artists for Your Showroom

As any good business professor will tell you, it's almost always a win when you diversify your business's assets. For independent home furnishings and lighting retailers that already excel in their…
Mock-up of the new IKEA Planning Studio in New York City
This rendering shows what the new IKEA Planning Studio will look like in New York City. (Photo: IKEA)

What Retailers Can Learn From IKEA's New Small Space Strategy

Many jokes and sitcom plots have been written about navigating the big-box maze that is an IKEA store. Couples fight and get lost, but the stories usually end with meatballs — and occasionally…