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February Digital Edition

CL Digital Issue cover for February 2015

See our February digital issue of Casual Living where you can share articles through social media, click through to advertisers, print pages and create your own library of products. Enjoy the issue!

BLOGS

  • Storis

    Technology Talk

    Storis

    January 1, 2015

    For a better customer experience

    Invest in your customers with timely tactics to close the sale. Everything in casual outdoor retail revolves around the customer. By providing the customer with a tailored shopping experience, you drive sales growth. Retail software enhances the customer experience by giving your sales team the proper tools and information required to complete a sale and efficiently follow up on leads. What it all comes down to is that deploying an integrated retail software system and related companion tools can increase closing ratio, average ticket and bottom line. When a customer walks in (a customer relationship management tool called) an “up ...

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  • Kristin Sprague

    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    December 22, 2014

    App Support

    When sticking to 2015’s New Year’s resolutions gets challenging, there’s an app for that. Nearly 50 percent of Americans will set New Year’s resolutions for 2015, yet by February, 92 percent of us will have already given up. There are many reasons we may not succeed. We might make unrealistic resolutions, or we won’t equip ourselves with the mental ammunition to reach our goals. Maybe, however, Mental Ammunition, aka Will Power, doesn’t need to come just from us. What if our personal will power could be enhanced with a little help from our technology ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Inside Out

    Ray Allegrezza

    December 16, 2014

    It's been an amazing ride

    How many times in my life have I been told that life is about the journey, not the destination? Enough to have it resonate as a statement of truth for me. But ironically, as I write my final column as the editor in chief of Furniture/Today, I am struck by the fact that, at least on a professional level, my journey and destination began and ended with an event that I’ve loved being a part of: the Furniture/Today Leadership Conference. Most of you probably don’t know that when I joined the paper some 18 years ago ...

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VIDEOS

  • Design Camps set for Atlanta and Las Vegas markets

    Design Camps set for Atlanta and Las Vegas markets

    Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis will conduct Design Camps during the upcoming Atlanta and Las Vegas winter markets to help designers learn, network and be inspired. The designers’ complimentary Two-Day Design Camp, to be held Jan. 10-11 at AmericasMart in Atlanta, features a full-day showroom tour and a half day of speakers, including design icon Suzanne Kasler. Their One-Day Design Camp, to be held Jan. 19 in Las Vegas, will feature a welcome breakfast in the Jaipur showroom, an interactive showroom tour and a cocktail party at Natuzzi. To learn more, watch this video about takeaways to be expected at the camps or visit designcamp.com/design-camp-tour.

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PHOTOS

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    Casual Living Conference 2015 Highlights

    The fourth annual Casual Living Conference brought together outdoor furniture retailers, residential furniture retailers, online retailers, designers, manufacturers, sales reps and others who proved they were “In It to Win It.”

    The Feb. 18-20 conference at Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando started off with golfing and a retail tour of Leader’s Casual Furniture’s Orlando location. Meals, cocktail parties and educational seminars kept attendees connected and busy learning more about winning strategies in the outdoor furnishings marketplace.

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New Products

  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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