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How to Merchandise Your Store So Customers Will Shop

You can have the best product on the planet, but if your merchandising strategy isn’t optimized to bring value to your target customer, you’re missing the opportunity to drive massive sales. With retail merchandising, like most anything else, the difference between good and great is in the details. Incredible food without the visual appeal is…

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What’s Trending in Contemporary Design

What’s Trending in Contemporary Design Contemporary design is a style that encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Contemporary design is hotter and more modern than ever, as you will see in 2016. This season’s jewelry, leather goods, stationery accessories, and tableware are heavily influenced by contemporary style….

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What’s Trending in Wood

Wood has been a staple in home decor and personal accessories for ages, but Spring/Summer 2016 brings a unique twist to these areas of design. Revered for the warmth it offers in its various tones, wood offers a special element to any design it is used in. This season, wood is admired for a lot…

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The Future of Stationery

For spring/summer 2016, there is a resurgence in buyer interest in stationery gifts as shoppers are starting to take interest in paper related products. From journals to cards to prints, gifts that encourage the purchasers to add a personal touch in the form of written words and sentiments are making a comeback in new ways….

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2016 Textile Trends

Textiles are foundational elements in design. From tabletop items to other home accents and accessories, textiles can make or break any collection. It is textiles’ materials, patterns, colors, and unique details that differentiate them in the marketplace. For Spring/Summer 2016, there is a lot happening in all product categories in regards to textiles. Here are six…

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NY NOW Winter Market Recap

The NY NOW 2016 Winter Market was filled with hundreds of new and returning exhibitors-from established brands to emerging artisans-and more than 100,000 new and on-trend products throughout the HOME, LIFESTYLE, and HANDMADE Collections. From men’s accessories to analog children’s toys and decorative tabletop, the products featured at the Market managed to capture every current…

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9 Design Trends to Watch In 2016

  At the start of every year, “new” becomes a central theme in many areas of our lives. From joining gyms to clearing out clutter, everyone is ready to start anew. In order to help facilitate this annual movement – for retailers in particular – NY NOW interviewed four of the best interior design experts….

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How Consumers Are Shopping Online and In-Store

Online Availability Continues to Bring Consumers In-Store Technology is driving changes in consumer shopping behavior; shoppers still rely on brick and mortar locations to make the majority of their final purchases. With two decades of e-commerce under our belts, 2015 is a good time for retailers to look at how people are making their purchases….

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The Global Demand for Handmade Goods

From jewelry crafted in Portland, Oregon to stoneware handcrafted in Portugal to lambskin pillows created in Mongolia, handmade goods will be a grand global affair in 2016 and 2017. Read our free guide on the future of handmade goods and find out what trends will help you stand apart from your competition and why. NY NOW Brands:…

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The Lifestyle Report – What’s Hot & What’s Next

Coming off a slowly recovering economy, retailers are starting to see consumers making purchases again, but in more mindful ways than before. For the rest of A/W 2015 and into S/S 2016, retailers should focus on carrying utilitarian, multipurpose and versatile items that their customers can use. If the item does not serve multiple purposes,…

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