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Susan Dickenson
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Retail Editor, Home Accents Today
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Home furnishings industry journalist, covering manufacturers and retailers (brick and mortar, interior design boutiques, online and direct-to-consumer channels) of home decor, decorative accessories, wall decor, lamps, lighting, rugs, permanent botanicals and accent furniture for Home Accents Today, the premier industry source for 30 years. Home Accents Today publishes 12 national issues a year and daily editions at the Las Vegas Market, High Point Market, and the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart Atlanta). Owned by Progressive Business Media; other brands include Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Home and Textiles Today, Kids Today, Design Today.
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    B.S., Business Administration, 1978 - 1982
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Ikea's 2017 Catalog will publish August 8. Here's a preview:
Ikea today released a preview of some of the new products, themes and ideas consumers will find in its 2017 catalog next month.
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Macy’s is putting IBM’s Watson to work in its stores as a mobile “companion” to enhance shoppers’ in-store experience. The program, called “Macy’s On Call,” is piloting this week at 10 store locations across the country, and is capable of interacting with customers in English and Spanish. Upon entering the test stores, Macy’s customers will be encouraged to visit macys.com/storehelp on their ...
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In 2014, Lee Industries launched “Lee Loves Local,” a marketing and community initiative designed to give support to its retail customers and the communities in which they conduct business. Most of Lee’s customers are small retailers who can play a significant role in the health of the towns they serve, the initial announcement stated. The success of the furniture retailer is intertwined with the success of the coffee shop, the...
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ndependent Retailer Month kicks off in July to celebrate independent retailers in local communities. #shoplocal   #buylocal   #indieretail  
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So say some. It's called Opaque Couché, and it's been described using words like sludge, filth, tar, and cow excrement. Pantone 448C first won its ugly title back in 2012, when a study by Australian research agency GfK Bluemoon was commissioned to help the country's government develop unappealing cigarette packaging to deter purchasers. The agency asked 1,000 adult smokers to look at a variety of colors, and 448C was selected as the most ...
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Shoptalk 2016 brought some of the greatest left- and right-brain thinkers in the world of retail and technology toits inaugural conference last month in Las Vegas. Home Accents Today was on hand for this this eye-opening look at present and future commerce.
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WHETHER YOU'RE A RETAILER announcing a store opening or a vendor announcing a market event, knowing the difference between a press release and a pitch, when to use them, and how to write them increases your chances for publication and media coverage.My news-writing experience dates back to the 1970s when I was editor in chief of my junior high and high school newspapers. That's where I learned to write in a "who-what-where-when-how" in...
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Leura Fine is the CEO of Laurel & Wolf, a rapidly growing company with a network of 1,000 professional interior designers.
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Mitchell Black Home is launching 68 wall art images for Target.com this week, the home décor brand announced.
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Southern Elevation’s retail offerings and design services are tailored to a largely military customer base, most of them stationed at or employed by Naval Air Station Fallon.
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Home Accents Today is proud to present its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta.
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Deruta Candles to debut in August | Home Accents Today
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Artistica Italian Ceramics is launching an exclusive line of luxury ceramic candles, handmade and hand-painted in the Umbrian hill town of D

Ikea 2017 Catalog preview | Home Accents Today
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Ikea today released a preview of some of the new products, themes and ideas consumers will find in its 2017 catalog next month.

Lee Loves Local helps retailers give – and grow | Home Accents Today
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In 2014, Lee Industries launched “Lee Loves Local,” a marketing and community initiative designed to give support to its retail customers an

Leura Fine, on democratizing design | Home Accents Today
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Leura Fine is the CEO of Laurel & Wolf, a rapidly growing company with a network of 1,000 professional interior designers.

July is Independent Retailer Month | Home Accents Today
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Independent Retailer Month kicks off in July to celebrate independent retailers in local communities. Through in-store, online and community

Mitchell Black launches at Target | Home Accents Today
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Mitchell Black Home is launching 68 wall art images for Target.com this week, the home décor brand announced.

Pantone 448C is the world’s ugliest color? | Home Accents Today
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So say some. It's called Opaque Couché, and it's been described using words like sludge, filth, tar, and cow excrement. Pantone 448C first w

Retail Profile: Southern Elevation, Fallon, Nev. | Home Accents Today
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Southern Elevation’s retail offerings and design services are tailored to a largely military customer base, most of them stationed at or emp

Home Accents Today announces 2016 Retail Stars honorees | Home Accents T...
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Home Accents Today is proud to present its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta.

N.C. Governor overturns portions of HB2 | Home Accents Today
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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory today issued an executive order changing two provisions in House Bill 2, reaffirming the rights of priva

Bonagora brings the trade show to the retailer | Home Accents Today
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Bonagora is a new virtual trade show platform that brings home accents retailers and their vendors together in one private online marketplac

Turquoise Mountain showcases Afghan rugs, ceramics, woodworking | Home A...
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This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting "Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan," a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum

Earliest modern: A visit to Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany | Home Accents Today
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A visit to the birthplace of modernism, Weimar, Germany's BAUHAUS. - Susan Dickenson

Call for nominations: 2016 Retail Stars | Home Accents Today
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Home Accents Today is now accepting nominations for its 12th annual 50 Retail Stars list, which will publish in the May 2016 issue.

'Real Deals on Home Decor' in Las Vegas | Home Accents Today
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North American retail franchise Real Deals on Home Decor teamed up with World Market Center to bring all of its franchise owners to the comp

Diggin' it! | Home Accents Today
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As the East Coast digs out from a wintry wallop, market attendees in Las Vegas are digging in — to find all the goodies and events World Mar

Oh, Atlanta... and that #pkldinnerparty! | Home Accents Today
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Wow, Atlanta, what a great start to a new year! As I type, my mobile phone is buzzing with text messages and invites for next week in Las Ve

Try a little reverse intelligence | Home Accents Today
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Every now and then I stumble upon an app or tech tool that is so cool I have to write about it. Especially when it looks like something that

Reese Witherspoon taps Votivo for new Draper James candle line | Home Ac...
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Luxury home fragrance manufacturer Votivo is collaborating with Reese Witherspoon’s southern-inspired retail brand Draper James for its firs

Retail Profile: Global Home, New York | Home Accents Today
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Global Home is a retail and interior design operation that began as a small business in upstate New York, grew its brand and home décor sale