Fall into Next Season’s Jewelry Trends


From delicate, small pieces and toe rings to layering and stackable bracelets, jewelry trends for the upcoming fall season are all about making a statement by keeping it simple. [Read more]

Trending Products Made in the USA

Made in the USA

In a recent study conducted by Consumer Reports, more than 60 percent of people interviewed claimed they would gladly shell out more money for American made products—even if those products cost an average of 10 percent more than products sourced internationally. [Read more]

Summer Apparel and Accessories Buying

Summer Apparel

It is March, so you know what that means: summer buying season has begun in earnest, so it is time to start scoping out the hot products and trends for this year’s apparel and accessories. [Read more]

Ten Best and Worst “Dressed” Retail Sites

Retail Websites

2014 was a year of ups and downs for ecommerce, with a general trend towards improving the customer experience, making websites more agile, and making content more available for consumption. [Read more]

Spring Forward: Apparel Trend Forecast

Apparel Trends

Even though temperatures are cold, retailers need to get their inventory ready to spring forward. [Read more]

Being a Good Sport: Getting the Most from Licensed Products

Licensed Products

If you want proof that America is crazy about sports, you only need to look at the numbers: in 2013, North Americans (including both the United States and Canada) snapped up $13.4 billion in licensed products from major sporting leagues, not including collegiate sales. [Read more]

Performance Marketing Lies

Online Marketing Lies

The performance marketing industry is rife with bad behavior. Here are four lies your firm may be telling you: [Read more]

Getting it Right: Kiosk and Cart Retailing

You are here: Home / Uncategorized / Getting it Right: Kiosk and Cart Retailing Getting it Right: Kiosk and Cart Retailing

To sum kiosk and cart success up in a word, it would be “focus.” While it seems like having easy access to foot traffic would be a huge advantage, running a successful kiosk is a discipline that begins long before the first product is offered for sale. Kiosk owners who are focused in their design, marketing, and product selection stand the best chance of success. Those who are relaxed, thinking that just being in a busy mall environment and offering a bunch of loosely connected “popular” products will guarantee sales, risk failure. [Read more]

Educational Toys Pick Up STEAM

Educational Toys Pick Up STEAM

Whether trying to prep little ones for school or simply to ward off boredom on a rainy afternoon, parents who want to get their kids experimenting, creating and exploring the world around them will gravitate toward toys and games that teach important STEAM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). [Read more]

Nothing Cozier Than Fall 2014 Fashion

Nothing Cozier Than Fall 2014 Fashion

Expect to be warm this winter. The bigger the shape and the bigger the knit, the more on trend and more comfortable fashion is looking for fall 2014. Polar vortex or not, the season’s trends are full of easy-to-wear pieces that produce a warm and cozy look into the coming months. [Read more]