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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These are the 10 Retailers to Watch in 2023

To start the New Year off, here’s an amazing fact on the business of retailing: those retailers who have a strategy – an actual, real, living, breathing strategy – and know how to execute it will be the most successful.

Quiet Buying

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