Future Focused Blog

Ghost of Christmas Future

Ghost of Christmas Future

T’was the days before Christmas and all through the land, people were shopping...though not exactly the way the script had been written. However the holiday shopping season of 2021 turns out in the end, chances are it will not be the way the experts predicted. All the...

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Black Friday…Or Whatever

Black Friday…Or Whatever

Like the origins of COVID-19 somewhere in Wuhan, China, chances are we’ll never truly know where and how Black Friday started. But we’ll know when it ended: this week. Between that global pandemic that forever changed shopping habits to the relentless push to...

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The Autumn – But Not The Fall – Of Markets

The Autumn – But Not The Fall – Of Markets

Breaking news: various sectors of the home furnishings industry got together IN PERSON over the past month or two...and the world didn’t end. From NY NOW and Las Vegas Market in August to Shoppe Object in September and home textiles and tabletop market weeks in...

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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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Quiet Buying

Forget about Quiet Quitting...much less Quiet Firing. Let’s talk about Quiet Buying Way back in...

The Pandemic Rationalization

We all know how tragic the Covid-19 pandemic has been, both personally and professionally, for so...

Springboard Futures, HomePage News Expand Trend-Focused Video Collaboration

In collaboration with HomePage News, Springboard Futures has launched two new video series: Color...