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Business news covering casual furniture retailers and manufacturers including tradeshows, imports and furniture research.
  • Cyber Monday 2013 becomes history's biggest online shopping day

    Cyber Monday IBM infographic

    U.S. shoppers made Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in history with a 20.6% increase in online sales, according to the latest cloud-based analytics findings from IBM. More

  • Brentano releases 2014 color forecast

    Brentano 2014 Color Forecast

    WHEELING, Ill. - Six colors have captured the attention of the Brentano Design Studio for 2014, according to the textile company's latest color forecast. More

  • Trees N Trends

    Customers Who Troll Trees N Trends For marked-down holiday merchandise will probably be convinced they need new patio furniture. It usually happens. Before they reach the marked down wreaths, garland and ornaments in the back, they will pass a few new outdoor dining and chat sets the retailer has set up in the front. More

  • Fuss-Free Fixings

    The ultimate outdoor area knows no seasons and can be enjoyed all year as an escape, party space or dining area by adding patio props like TVs, tables or grills. Some items are even designed to tag along to the beach. More

  • Down To Earth

    Emerald green may be the Pantone color of the year, but it also represents an eco-friendly vibe. These items
    are made from repurposed materials or can be recycled after use, mixing aesthetics with an earth-minded approach.

  • Outdoor Designs Strong at High Point Market

    High Point Market Attendance Figures were essentially even with last year's, but buyers decided to start shopping later in the cycle. More

  • Bobby Berk Home partners with Surya for rug and accessories line

    NEW YORK - Home furnishings and décor brand Bobby Berk Home announced a new licensing partnership with global rug and accessories manufacturer Surya. More

  • A1A Patio opening in January

    FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. - Duralife LLC, an e-commerce outdoor furniture retailer based here, announced plans to open A1A Patio, its first brick-and-mortar store. More

  • Meet The Millennials

    At Furniture/Today, we recently put the finishing touches on Take theHigh Road, a special report thatevaluates the opportunities forretailers and suppliers involvedin upper-end home furnishings. More

  • Fresh Start For An Old Brand

    Bob Fortin found himself in an unusual position at the Casual Market in Chicago last month as a first-time exhibitor of Fortin Ironworks, the business his parents started in 1946. More

  • Tempting Techno

    The upcoming year brings the melding of bright colors - vibrant blues, hot pinks, rich teals and bold oranges - coupled with sleek colors that recall the industrial age evidenced in frame finishes like Black Onyx along with steel-like shades of silver and gray. More

  • ICFA Honors 2013 Award Winners

    The International Casual Furnishings Association honored top retailers, manufacturers representatives and designers during a gala award celebrationheld Sept. 19 during the International Casual Furniture and AccessoriesMarket. More

October Digital Edition

Casual Living Cover for 01 October 2014

The October digital edition of Casual Living is now available, making relevant and useful market information available to anyone in the outdoor furnishings industry whenever and wherever on-the-go readers are. Read it now!