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News & Merchandising tips for casual furniture retailers

Retail Profiles and Metro Reports, retail and business news, plus awards in the casual furniture retail industry.
  • Village Green

    First-Time Apollo Award Nominee Village Green is a bright light in a challenging setting. Though it offers one of the largest casual furniture showrooms in the Midwest, the garden center is located in a community with high unemployment and low income demographics. More

  • Sunnyland Patio Furniture

    Potential Customers Who Haven't Yet ventured into Sunnyland Furniture can now take a virtual 360-degree tour on the retailer's website to get a sneak preview of a multiple Apollo Award winner's showroom. The tour is one more way Sunnyland is making it easy for customers to engage with the company. And it's working. Since late spring, around 2,000 site visitors have taken the virtual tour. More

  • Seasons Four

    Established 35 years ago, seasons four is New England's largest outdoor living store with its 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom and garden center. Its reputation, coupled with personal referrals, attracts people from far and wide, generation after generation. More

  • Outdoor Elegance

    Anyone still doubting the power of social media should consider this. Earlier this year, Doug Sanicola of Outdoor Elegance appeared on a local TV station's morning program where he spent less than two minutes doing a "text to win" Father's Day promotion in which the 500th person to send a text would win a Fornetto wood fired pizza oven. Within minutes, the television station received more than 30,000 text messages. More

  • Service First

    "We'Re Not Order Takers. We'Re Here To guide our customers and make sure that they make the right choices," said Greg Martin, co-owner of Kolo Collection with his wife, Michelle More

  • Getting the Big Sale Down to a Science

    Running a successful annual sale means controlling as much as possible, even in a retail market that is ruled by something no one can control: The weather. More

  • 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists announced

    DALLAS - Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 25th annual ARTS Awards finalists. More

  • Telescope introducing specialty retailer support program

    GRANVILLE, N.Y. - Outdoor furniture manufacturer Telescope Casual Furniture announced it will debut a specialty retailer support program at next week's International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. More

  • Solair introduces Retail Awning Display


    GLEN RAVEN, N.C. - Solair Shade Solutions is introducing a new display option for dealers looking to transform their in-store awning sales experience for customers. More

  • Retailers respond to Pride Family Brands' new introductions

    Pride Family Brands

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - As luxury cast aluminum outdoor furniture manufacturer Pride Family Brands announces final plans for the 2013 Casual Market, reviews are already in on many of the company's new product introductions. More

  • Pride expands multi-platform retailer marketing materials

    Pride Family Brands

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Luxury cast aluminum outdoor furniture manufacturer Pride Family Brands announced the expansion of its retailer marketing materials to encompass multiple platforms including print, electronic, online and traditional. More

  • Casual Living awards iPad prize to survey respondent

    Tropic Aire

    Mary Beth Singleton, design and sales director at Tropic Aire Patio Gallery, was selected as the winner of the iPad Mini prize after she answered a few questions in Casual Living's recent Reader Survey. More

Detail Oriented: Fire Pits

SUNNY DESIGNSDistinctive swirls, patterns and curves make these fire pits intriguing decorative options for outdoor spaces

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  • National Hardware Show

    May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Hospitality & Design Expo

    May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014

    Mandalay Bay Resort

    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Showtime

    June 1, 2014 - June 4, 2014

    Market Square Textile Tower and other market buildings

    High Point, North Carolina