Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas, the first major market of the year for retailers from across the country, opened with strong attendance and order writing.
Stressed out by this year’s pandemic, consumers have turned to at-home remedies to manage their anxieties, and sales of self-help books, candles and massaging appliances have jumped double digits this year, reported The NPD Group.
After a dim and tumultuous year, Pantone has named Illuminating — a sunshiny yellow — and Ultimate Gray as the 2021 colors of the year.
As the cool weather of fall transitions into winter holidays, consumers will be on the hunt for gifts that keep their home warm and cozy.
With mortgage rates at an all-time low, this year has seen a surge of home buying. According to the Washington Post, sales of previously owned homes grew a record-setting 20.7 percent in June and sales of new homes increased by [...]
Though unable to visit showrooms in person, the GDA team was able to get a good look at market through digital showroom tours and requests for product submissions. After reviewing dozens of digital finds and talking directly to showroom reps, here are a few of the things the editors are crushing on from afar.
With summer travel still limited and discouraged due to the novel coronavirus, many customers are turning to products that give a sense of global wander without ever leaving the house. Here are a few destination-themed gifts to inspire your next travel-themed display.
Due to COVID-19, many consumers are skipping traditional July 4 fanfare and fireworks this year. As reported in our Monday Stat, only 76 percent of consumers plan to celebrate the holiday this year, down from 86 percent last year.
While politically charged gifts may divide your customers into blue or red factions this election year, patriotic gifts offer something for everyone. Whether it’s décor for a July 4th cookout, a citizenship party, a soldier’s homecoming or more, these products provide a unifying and heartwarming theme for consumers all across the country.
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