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Social Standing

Social Standing

We speak to Melissa Maker – cleaning expert, business owner and the star of YouTube channel Clean My Space – about recent developments in social media, how retailers can work with influencers and...
Keeping it Real Online

Keeping it Real Online

We chat with gia Expert Juror Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen about how to create a successful online store, and why you should now think of your brick and mortar store and your online store as one...
Future Retailing

Future Retailing

The retail landscape has changed drastically over the past decade. So much so that it’s hard to believe that we’re on the cusp of yet another monumental metamorphosis. We speak to Nikolai Gruschwitz...
“People Aren’t Buying Objects, They’re Buying Experiences,” Says Consumer Trend Expert Tom Mirabile

“People Aren’t Buying Objects, They’re Buying Experiences,” Says Consumer Trend Expert Tom Mirabile

CHICAGO (March 4, 2019)—We’re now in a consumer-centric period of retail where the consumer is in control, said Tom Mirabile, trend expert for the International Housewares Association (IHA), during “Top Trend 2019: New Consumer Insights and How to Thrive in the Retail Revolution,” his annual keynote address at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show today. As a result, housewares suppliers and retailers need to focus all their efforts on what the consumer wants, how the consumer sees themselves, and how the industry can help create solutions for them.