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Total retail sales for chat groups reached an estimated $1.09 billion in 2015, according to the 2015 Casual Living Universe Study. That’s a 6.4% increase over 2014’s sales of $1.02 billion. Read the full report.

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See our April 2016 Digital Edition

BThis month, Casual Living gives special attention to the art of retailing. Plus, don’t miss our 2017 color forecast and the second installment of our Master Class series, on aluminum.

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    Storis

    May 3, 2016

    5 ways to manage inventory

    Maintaining control over your inventory impacts critical aspects of your business from profit margins to customer satisfaction. In a competitive retail environment, inventory management can make or break a business. There are many advanced inventory management strategies and tactics that work for different business models. However, after almost three decades of helping some of the nation’s leading furniture retailers manage their inventory, we know it all starts with a strong foundation. Set your team’s standard. Motivate your team to practice good organizational habits by leading by example. Always keep your warehouse and showrooms organized, and show an attention ...

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    A Casual Word

    Bridget Driscoll

    April 21, 2016

    Casual furniture: The Green Glossary

    With tomorrow being Earth Day, as well as the fact that we're working on the May edition of Casual Living with a green theme, it's a great time to take a look at some green terms and see how they apply to the casual furniture industry. Biodegradable: The ability of a material to be broken down by natural processes and then absorbed by the ecosystem. Packing and shipping is an area where furniture manufactures can include biodegradable materials, such as paper, cardboard, bubble wrap or biodegradable plastics. Carbon footprint: The measure of the environmental impact of a particular ...

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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    April 4, 2016

    3 ways to harness the power of reviews

    In the old days, word of mouth was arguably one of the most powerful forms of reaching consumers. More than flashy advertisements or slick marketing campaigns, the opinions and experiences real-live customers shared verbally with their friends and family held the kind of weight that could potentially make or break a business or product. Today, word of mouth is just as important, maybe even more so. But in our digitally focused world, word of mouth looks much differently than it did even 10 or 20 years ago. Product reviews, Facebook posts, tweets, viral videos and the like are the new ...

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