Retail Profiles and Metro Reports, retail and business news, plus awards in the casual furniture retail industry.
Chris Gigley, November 23, 2013Customers 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
Casual Living Staff, November 22, 2013FLAGLER 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
Dana French, November 22, 2013Lifestyle furniture stores, such as Ikea, Pottery Barn, West Elm and Crate & Barrel, are where one-third of consumers prefer to shop for outdoor dining sets, according to our latest report on The Outdoor Shopper. More
Cinde W Ingram, November 14, 2013Bob 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
Casual Living Staff, November 14, 2013The 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
Jamie Sorcher, November 11, 2013HIGH POINT, N.C. - Agio and The Chair King will be honored as the Supplier of the Year and Retailer of the Year, respectively, at the third annual Casual Living Conference, set for Feb. 19-21, 2014, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla. More
Casual Living Staff, October 30, 2013VALENCIA, Spain - Vondom, a manufacturer of contemporary and avant-garde furnishings based here, has opened a new flagship store in Altea, Spain, located in the Costa Blanca region. More
Casual Living Staff, October 1, 2013BRENTWOOD, 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
Dana French, September 30, 2013While 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
Stephanie Nickell, September 30, 2013Online 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
Dana French, September 30, 2013Casual Living's exclusive report, 2013 Powerhouse Retailers, lists 100 casual furniture retailers that are significant players within their respective markets. More
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Casual Living Videos
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Casual Living's Jamie Sorcher
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