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Supply Chain of Fools

Supply Chain of Fools

We all should have probably paid more attention way back, in our high school economics class.  Maybe what’s going on today would have made a whole lot more sense. I’m talking about the supply chain and, more accurately, supply chain mismanagement. We may remember that...

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The Housewares Connection to WFH

The Housewares Connection to WFH

From the earliest days of the pandemic, everyone realized how essential a pleasant and comfortable work-from-home space is to efficiency, productivity and creativity. Those factors are still top-of-mind for consumers, since the number of people working permanently at...

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Cool Christmas

Cool Christmas

Anyone who attended my Holiday-season webinars in the past two last years may remember that I emphasized the rise of green for Christmas. The big winner in this color family was mid-tone eucalyptus, a shade that has now been fully embraced. Fast forward to 2021, and...

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Pets, the Pandemic and Holiday Décor

Pets, the Pandemic and Holiday Décor

Pets, especially dogs and cats, are trending as a topic in fourth-quarter seasonal décor. Why? Because for many consumers, they were already valued members of the family. They truly deserved a role for the Holidays. During the pandemic, pets have become even more...

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A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

THIS is Consumer Centrism in Action. I had to share this with all of you. I’m no emotional pushover — but it moved me from smiles, on to laughs, then goosebumps, and finally — yes — tears. There is No New Normal, but the NOW Normal this ad presents will help me hold...

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Listen to Laura

Listen to Laura

Just as one of the more popular quotes going around these days is that “A good crisis should never go to waste” we are also hearing people saying, “The good times are about to end,” as they are feeling that the pandemic-induced boom in home furnishings will soon be...

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Supply Chain of Fools

We all should have probably paid more attention way back, in our high school economics class. ...

The Housewares Connection to WFH

From the earliest days of the pandemic, everyone realized how essential a pleasant and comfortable...

Cool Christmas

Anyone who attended my Holiday-season webinars in the past two last years may remember that I...