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Retail Profiles and Metro Reports, retail and business news, plus awards in the casual furniture retail industry.
  • Inside-Out Home Furnishings relocates

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - After 30 successful years, Inside-Out Home Furnishings is moving. In order to expand its brand and increase exposure, the store is carrying its tradition of style and quality to the space previously occupied by Blue River Canyon Day Spa, across from Cinco de Mayo restaurant. More

  • See Casual Living's Affluent and Middle Class Report for 2013

    Affluent & middle class report

    While affluent households, those earning $100,000 or more, accounted for 28% of all dining set buyers in 2012, they comprised 42% of the total dollars spent, spending nearly $900 million in 2012. More

  • See Casual Living's Leading E-tailers Report

    CL etailers report

    Online furniture sales, for all categories including outdoor, continue to tick up, increasing 11.1% in 2012 compared with the year prior according to comScore. Total retail online sales were $186.2 billion last year, up 15.3%. More

  • See Casual Living's Powerhouse Retailers for 2013

    Top 100 Casual Living Retailers

    Casual Living's exclusive report, 2013 Powerhouse Retailers, lists 100 casual furniture retailers that are significant players within their respective markets. More

  • Sea of Tranquility

    Deep blues, crisp greens and cool aqua tones inspired by sparkling seas and lush landscapes provide peaceful palettes for outdoor collections More

  • Yard Art Patio & Fireplace

    With business up about 12% by mid-summer, life is good this season at Yard Art Patio & Fireplace. More

  • Stauffers of Kissel Hill

    For first-time apollo award nominee Stauffers of Kissel Hill, exceptional customer service begins with good sales training, which is why it added new sales training this year for its patio furniture department staff. More

  • Outside in Style

    A year after steppinginto The Unknown, The seasoned leadership of what was formerly Greenhouse Mall finds itself heading up a new and exciting specialty business that is drawing "tons" of new customers without any loss of its base. More

  • Patios Plus

    Nominated 13 Out Of The Last 15 Years AND a three-time Apollo Award winner, Patios Plus clearly has its finger on the pulse of the industry. And that pulse, that life force, requires continual change. More

  • ABSCO Fireplace & Patio

    Known for its charity work as well as its events, ABSCO Fireplace & Patio was an obvious choice to sponsor Alabama's first Egg Fest inspired by the Big Green Egg's popular EGGtoberfest. The problem was that Easter Seals of Birmingham approached the retailer with the idea leaving little time to spare. More

  • 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

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