Monthly Economic Letter January 2021
RECENT PRICE MOVEMENT Global cotton prices continued to rise over the past month. The NY March...
The Year of Take Back
Even though a surge in COVID-19 cases and post-election stress didn't exactly make for a holly, jolly Christmas season, American consumers pushed holiday retail...
Carving Out Loyalty
It's kind of funny/not funny how retail and personal relationships can seem so similar. This past year has been more than tough for both....
Digital Shopping & Sustainability
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is finally offering a glimmer of hope that the worst of the pandemic times are behind us. It may take...
How to Appeal to Consumers After 2020’s Disruption
Already this season, Thanksgiving was largely disrupted because of COVID. Now people across the U.S. are...
How COVID is Expediting Retail’s Digital Transformation
In recent years, researchers have told us our collective attention span has shrunk to be less...
How COVID-19 Changed Expectations for Black Friday
For a number of years now, the retail industry has watched as Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving Day,...
What It Will Take For Baby & Kid’s Market To Overcome COVID
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and stay-at-home orders began to occur across the country, there was...
Here’s How Textile Recycling is Redefined for New Era
When people go through their closets, they usually end up with three piles: what to keep,...
How Best to Sell Everywhere Today’s Customers are Looking
Consumers are more empowered than ever, and it’s these unrestricted shoppers who will be driving the...
10+ Things To Know About Garment and Care Labels
The Urgency in Selling Home Comfort for Holiday 2020
For some people, it’s just not the holidays without curling up with a favorite blanket and...
Here’s How Retailers Can Leverage AI During COVID
If it feels like the 47th month of the pandemic, you’re not alone. Sure, there were...
Holiday Prep Amongst a Pandemic & Economic Uncertainty
The holidays are one of the biggest spending periods of the year. But considering COVID19 may...
COVID-19 and the U.S. Consumer (Wave III)
Home Textiles – Globally
Globally, consumers spent $201 billion on home textile products in 2019¹. While a drop in spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic is expected in 2020,...
The Next Retail Model: Getting With the Streaming Program
Today's livestream shopping puts a modern, interactive and entertaining spin on direct-to-consumer shopping, something that's especially appreciated in the era of COVID.
Meeting New Demands
In casual conversations with folks who don't work in the apparel industry, many seem surprised to hear that apparel retailers didn't fare well during...
Performance Features for Kids
Even though the pandemic has played havoc with so many things, including the start of the school year, it's fairly certain kids have all...
Growth in Athleisure
In a matter of days last March, everyday office attire went from traditional workwear to workout clothes. That's if people got out of their...
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