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Red, White & New

February 1st, 2013

Take heed, the Millennials have a set of values and behavioral traits like no prior generation.
By Angela Velasquez

It’s Show Time!

January 8th, 2013

From Las Vegas and Miami to New York, Europe and places in between, the fall trade show calendar features a full slate of formats, exhibitors, events and excursions. Here’s your cheat sheet to what to look for as you make your travel plans.

What’s the Big Idea?

November 26th, 2012

Some say eclectic is the new black, while others argue that it’s the result of a shotgun approach in the hopes something catches on and becomes the next big thing.

By Angela Velasquez

How to Combat Showrooming

October 24th, 2012

Tips on overcoming the latest challenge facing brick-and-mortar retailers.

On the Road Again

August 28th, 2012

The trade show round-up: key trends, traffic reports and juicy topics coming out of FN Platform, FFANY, Outdoor Retailer and The Atlanta Shoe Market among others.

Are We Better Off?

July 31st, 2012

As the election approaches, industry leaders debate how we’re faring today compared with four years ago. By Maria Bouselli

Bright Lights

July 11th, 2012

Minimal running shoes in an array of shocking colors are creating a sales stampede.
By Angela Velasquez

Trade Show Guide

May 31st, 2012

Chock-full of must-see reasons to attend, the August round of trade shows offers a comprehensive industry overview of the latest Spring ’13 trends from established players and the latest crop of up-and-comers.

By Mary Avant and Lyndsay McGregor

FN Platform: Bigger and Better

Born In The USA

April 20th, 2012

As Chinese labor shortages continue to be a source of woe and materials and shipping costs skyrocket, a growing number of manufacturers are bringing production back home, answering both logistical needs and an increasing demand for made-in-the-U.S.A. merchandise.

By Lyndsay McGregor

Show Time!

March 2nd, 2012

fall trends, show vibes and industry buzz