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Children’s Clothing Trends

The adage ‘like mother like daughter’ is true in the fashion world: many of the children’s clothing trends are mirroring adult clothing trends, noted Jill Zagar, owner of Pink Lemonade in Michigan. Tie dye is... more »
DMC Before You

Casual Chic

The country is in flux right now, transitioning from a pandemic state of life to a gradual recovery. Some consumers are tiptoeing back into life while others are driving full speed ahead. Now that consumers... more »

Cat Lovers Unite

Cats are wonderful companions due to their ease of care, cleanliness, affordability, independence and of course their cute antics. The 2019-2020 American Pet Products Association’s National Pet Owners Survey concluded that 42.7 million U.S. households... more »
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Living Spaces

Multipurpose living spaces of the pandemic age call for updated décor and products that make life easier and more meaningful. Celebrate the increased time spent at home with touchable textures, cozy-centric living, and versatile rooms.... more »
Zara Collection from Bella Vita Jewelry

Cultivating Calm

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels have been soaring. As it swept across the globe, fear and uncertainty reigned. COVID made an enormous impact on well-being as it disrupted routines, created vast... more »
Peace Together Card from Joylark Studio

Greeting Cards Give Back

Words, special sentiments and letting others know they are cared for are important, and two companies offer greeting cards that supply shoppers with effective, meaningful messages that not only allow recipients to feel loved, but... more »

Consumer optimism prompts retail surge

According to just-released data from consumer intelligence firm Resonate, a provider of A.I.-driven consumer data and analytics, consumer optimism is on a tremendous upswing among Americans, and today’s retail and travel brands are poised to reap... more »
Home Grown is an article about Made in the USA retail merchandise

Home Grown!

American manufacturing has been in steady decline since the 1990s. Recently, however, there’s been a resurgence of interest in buying items that are Made in the USA, and a peak in interest for bringing manufacturing... more »

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