Blog : Greg Sleter, Executive Editor

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For Retailers Stores Remain In The Fore

Summer 2018 is now in the rearview mirror and the holiday season is on the horizon. And despite predictions to the contrary just a couple of years back, most consumers will be shopping for their holiday season needs in stores.

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The Lost Art Of Conversation

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several discussions with my friends on the PR side of the world regarding what feels like a decrease in marketing efforts across the housewares industry.

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Unique Experiences At The Home + Housewares Show

The Housewares Show. Utter that phrase to anyone who worked the annual event held recently in Chicago and it will conjure up a multitude of feelings that range from excitement in seeing new products to exhaustion after a long week at McCormick Place.

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A Back-To-Basics Wish List For Retailers

Throughout 2017 there has been much discussion about the future of retailing, with the crystal balls of some showing a future without stores and a consumer base using their digital devices to buy what they need from the comfort of their living rooms.

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The Holiday Shopping Season Starts Early

The clock had barely ticked past midnight on November 1 and several retailers, in announcing holiday season sales, were tripping over themselves like Black Friday shoppers trying to buy a new television.

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The Grocery Wars Are Getting A Bit Silly

So Walmart wants to stock my refrigerator? Really? There’s something off-putting and a bit creepy about a Walmart employee entering my home and putting away my groceries. I don’t even go into my mother’s refrigerator without first asking.

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What We Learned In Q1

As the spring weather warmed much of the country in mid-May, the housewares industry digested the first quarter earnings reports from a host of retailers.

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The Key Feature Is Simple

In the days following Super Bowl LI, there was much discussion on sports radio about the New England Patriots’ historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Holiday Shopping And Retail Discounts

The holiday shopping season has moved past Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, and retailers are now totaling their receipts and wondering what more they can do to get shoppers to dip deeper into their wallets.

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