Category: Trends

Retail Sales Forecast 2018: Despite Strong Competition, 2018 Looks Promising for Retailers

By Rieva Lesonsky It’s going to be a good year for retailers, according to the latest announcement from the National ...
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2018’s Hottest Wedding Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky The wedding industry is in the midst of a transformative year.  And with about 2 million weddings ...
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Spring and Summer Fashion Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky If you sell clothing or accessories, you need to start sourcing your spring and summer merchandise immediately ...
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Hot Trend: Men’s Grooming Products

By Rieva Lesonsky The “beauty” industry used to be all about women—but not anymore. What once was called men’s toiletries ...
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The New Homeowners: Millennials are (Finally) Movin’ on Up

By Rieva Lesonsky Much has recently been made of the fact that home ownership in America was on the downswing ...
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Helping Americans Get Healthy  

By Rieva Lesonsky January is traditionally the month many Americans promise to get healthy in the coming year. And February ...
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Home Improvement Sales Soaring

This post on home improvement was adapted from an article by Erin Plaziak. The home improvement market is booming. According ...
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Spring Fashion Trends

Retro, comfort, ruffles and more hot looks for spring By Rieva Lesonsky When I was growing up in New York, ...
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Are Smart Homes Getting Smarter?

This post about smart homes was written by Steve Cooper. Less than a decade ago smart thermostats and light bulbs ...
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Home Décor Trends: What Styles Do Consumers Want?

This article on home décor trends was adapted from an article written by Kyla Stelling. Home décor sales are booming ...
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Augmented Reality: Transforming How Consumers Shop Online

This article on augmented reality was written by Brendan Scully. Just a few years ago, it’s like you would have ...
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Should Small Businesses Speak Up?

Some consumers want businesses to take a stand on political issues. By Rieva Lesonsky Many people (including myself) have warned ...
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