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Sep 22, 2016
Foodservice

An Etsy-like App for Home Cooked Meals

When my wife and I were new parents, tired and broke, we once vacationed in Minneapolis by staying in her brother's house while he and his wife were away.  It was a small and lovely house near the...

Sep 21, 2016
Apparel , Retail

Election Distraction

With less than two months to go until the 2016 presidential election it is as if the circus has come to town. Regardless of your political affiliation, there is no denying that this presidential e...

Sep 20, 2016
Beauty

Ready for Prime Time

Primers have become very popular items in the makeup category. Consumer usage of primers has increased by 10 percentage points to 39 percent*, and retail sales within prestige grew 20 percent last...

Sep 20, 2016
Office Supplies

Office Supplies - Putting Fashion into Function

The back-to-school season is drawing to a close and classes are underway around the U.S. for elementary and college students alike. For office supplies industry players, September also means it’s ...

In Focus: A Deeper Look at the Kids Apparel and Footwear Markets

It is natural that every generation evolves. For decades, parents have continued to tell their children how life was so different when they were growing up.  However, what seems to be different th...

Sep 13, 2016
Food Consumption

Can Meal Kits Save You Time AND Money?

I don’t mean to harp on meal delivery kits in my posts but I keep finding new areas of discussion as I continue to use them! In my last post, I updated you on my experiences with a few of these se...

In Search of an Un-connected World

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them,” Aldous Huxley, A Brave New World. Living in an always-moving ever-connected city, it’s easy to expect that connectivity is ...

Sep 8, 2016
Foodservice

Brexit and Global Foodservice

There's a lot going on in the U.S. these days that is drawing the attention of Americans and generally dumbing them down to world affairs.  I mean, what could be more important than Ryan Lochte's futu...

iPhone 7 Buyers Are Ready For Bluetooth

Yesterday Apple introduced the iPhone 7, which now lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, ending several months of speculation that Apple would remove the port from the phone. There are likely several reas...