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News & Trends in Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

News and new introductions of weather and stain resistant rugs for outdoor, porch and patio use.
  • Working to raise perceptions of Sunbrella

    In just five years as Sunbrella's design director, Gina Wicker has been at the forefront of the brand's evolution from outdoor staple to fabric innovator. But her job is far from over, which is why the company recently expanded her responsibilities and named her design and creative director. Wicker now oversees an expanded design department that encompasses marketing and advertising. More

  • People on the Move

    Furniture Classics names new president, vice president of sales Michael Ricks was promoted as president of Furniture Classics, an importer of antique reproduction furniture. Ricks previously served as vice president and general counsel of the company, which over the past year introduced a casual division, Two Palms Casual, opened a Las Vegas showroom and doubled the size of its showrooms in Atl... More

  • The popularity of statuary

    The casual consumer All information comes from Home Accents Today's, Consumer Buying Trends survey. This exclusive consumer data originates from the responses of 31,505 households to a survey conducted in December 2002 and January 2003.Home Accents Today, a sister publication of Casual Living, had National Family Opinion poll 50,000 U. More

Exclusive Research

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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.


  • Casual Fridays Millennials Episode 2

    Casual Friday Episode 2: Engaging Millennials

    Are you marketing to the Millennial generation? You better! This age group (16 – 35) has now surpassed Baby Boomers. Join the Casual Living crew at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery, as Editor Waynette Goodson interviews Online Editor Bridget Driscoll, a Millennial herself, about her shopping habits and how they reflect Casual Living's research Millennials v. Baby Boomers. (Source: Retail Trends & Myths: Millennials Prefer Online Shopping)

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  • Spoga+Gafa

    September 4, 2016 - September 6, 2016


    Cologne, DE

  • Glee

    September 12, 2016 - September 14, 2016

    National Exhibition Center

    Birmingham, England, GB

  • Casual Market Chicago

    September 20, 2016 - September 23, 2016

    Merchandise Mart

    Chicago, IL, US