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April Digital Edition

CL Cover digital edition April 2015

Spring forward with our April digital issue of Casual Living to peruse new products at the High Point Market, new plastics and eco-smart fabrics, plus create your own library, click through to advertisers and share through social media. Enjoy the issue!

BLOGS

  • Cinde W. Ingram

    Casually Speaking

    Cinde Ingram

    April 7, 2015

    Start a winning season

    As the West Coast Ports process a backlog of cargo that built up during months of contract negotiations, business owners are reviewing their supply chain plans and retailers are revising product layouts on their floors. Those logistics are one piece that’s slightly out of place in a global economic picture that has shown promise of resurgence, boosted by the strength of cheap oil, falling interest rates and a reawakening housing market. As I write this, the wintry weather is melting into a spring thaw that fosters optimism rising with the temperature. March Madness is in full swing and NCAA ...

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  • Storis

    Technology Talk

    Storis

    March 30, 2015

    Keep up with tech-savvy consumer expectations

    In 2015, the Millennial generation (ages 18 to 34) is projected to be the nation’s largest living generation, exceeding the Baby Boomer generation (ages 51 to 69) by close to half a million (U.S. Census Bureau). This equates to a larger share of consumption by Millennials; their purchasing power will exceed $170 billion this year. If you are not convinced that this generation will be impacting the bottom line of your retail store, consider this: Studies show more than 65% of the American adult population carry smartphones and are significantly more tech savvy than they were even just ...

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  • Kristin Sprague

    Digital Dexterity

    Kristin Sprague

    March 11, 2015

    To Pin or not to Pin – In 2015, it isn't Even a Question

    In just over four short years, Pinterest has grown into a retailer’s land of opportunity. As potential customers build their pin boards of intentions on the fanatically popular site, they are very likely to either expose your products to a world of other potential customers, or pin your product in their plans for a future purchase. So why should you add another social media destination to your marketing plan? That’s an easy question to answer. In the United States, researchers are saying that Pinterest is the top traffic source to retailer websites. Whether it’s planning for their ...

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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

  • Agio

    High Point Market Debuts

    In showrooms across downtown High Point, new outdoor furniture and accessories will make their debut during the spring High Point Market, April 18-23. Here, we give you a first look at some of the new things you’ll see at market.

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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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