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10 Years On, Credit Crunch Still Casting Shadow Over US Fashion

25 April 2018

Memories are long and recovery is slow in the North American retail sector, with many exhibitors at New York's MODA clothing expo claiming the damage done to the fashion industry back in 2008 has yet ...Read More

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Novelties Remain Distinctly Unworn-Off at Las Vegas Impulse Buy Expo

19 April 2018

Drinkware, foldable sun hats, louche loungewear, sunglasses for exhibitionists and Second Amendment millinery all jostled for the attention of bargain-hungry wholesalers at the Affordable Shopping Des...Read More

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The Science of Appliances Woos US Home Gadget Fans at Chicago Expo

4 April 2018

While smartphone-compatible, digital home appliances proved the biggest draw for affluent Generation Y consumers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show, there was still space for a small n...Read More

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Tariff and Production Cost Issues Dominate US Textile Sourcing Show

29 March 2018

A glum early-year show saw exhibitors at Apparel Sourcing USA concerned over mooted US import tariffs, rising production costs, consumer disinterest in environmental surcharges and the consequences of...Read More

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Multi-service Options and Tech Upgrades Dominate US Franchise Show

15 March 2018

Offering a range of complementary services, harbouring a high-tech advantage or simply having a matchless pedigree or a reputation for untarnished quality are all apparently routes to success in the h...Read More

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New York Toy Show Remains Buoyant Despite Toys R Us Gloom

12 March 2018

The last show of the 2018 Toy Fair Season, the New York Toy Fair proved surprisingly upbeat given the uncertainty facing US manufacturers as the fate of Toys R Us – the country's largest toys and game...Read More

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As Production Gets More Frantic, Style Sets Out to Provide a Refuge

6 March 2018

With automation, robotics and digitisation set to vastly accelerate the pace of garment manufacturing, according to exhibitors at Magic, fashion itself is set to provide something of a soothing refuge...Read More

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Adult Looks Favoured by Pre-teen Trendsetters at NY Kids Style Show

13 Feb 2018

Fashions originally created with grown-ups in mind are increasingly being hijacked by style-conscious school-agers, according to exhibitors at this year's New York Children's Club, one of North Americ...Read More

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Millennial Mugs, Vegan Bags and Premium Products Top the PPAI Bill

8 Feb 2018

Las Vegas-hosted Promotional Products Association International Expo captures an industry in reassuringly fine fettle, with traditional items and digital discoveries all being rolled out to boost the ...Read More

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The Digital, Voice-Commanded, Driverless Future Arrives at CES 2018

30 Jan 2018

Everywhere you looked, tomorrow's technology was on display today at this year's CES show, the annual consumer-electronics event regarded as a window on the innovations likely to shape the 21st centur...Read More

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Metallics Shine Through at Subdued New York Fashion Accessories Show

24 Jan 2018

Optimism was muted at Accessories The Show, one of the first events of the year for New York fashionistas, with some exhibitors concerned the sector may be in long-term decline. Others, though, had a ...Read More

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Tottering Toys R Us Triggers Tremors Well Beyond the UK and US

15 Dec 2017

With Toys R Us in trouble on both sides of the Atlantic, what does this signify for the toy sector in general and for UK retailers in particular? John Baulch, Publisher of Toy World, charts the seismi...Read More

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Innovation Vies with Heritage and Tradition at US Footwear Expo

27 Nov 2017

While comfort trumps style every time, according to exhibitors at the recent FN Platform event in Las Vegas, consumers are also wooed by heritage styles, while not entirely unaverse to such recent tec...Read More

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Innovation and Multi-functionality Revive Flagging US Kids' Sector

23 Nov 2017

With declining birth rates across the US inevitably constricting the expansion of the country's baby and kids' product sector, many companies are turning to 'premiumisation' as a way of bolstering sal...Read More

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Denim, Hoodies and Boho Still Ruling the Roost at US Fashion Expos

14 Nov 2017

While denim in all its manifestations, together with hoodies and the Boho/Bohemian style, are still hardy perennials in US women's fashion, embroidery and off-the-shoulder looks also proved hugely pop...Read More

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Cold-Shoulder Look Remains Hot in Post-Election US Fashion Sector

26 Oct 2017

As the North American fashion industry finally regains its mojo following its pre- and post-election jitters, New York's Intermezzo Collections finds it dusting off old classics and pondering the impo...Read More

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Drone-friendly Packaging and Alluring Labelling Rock Pack Expo 2017

20 Oct 2017

Lighter and smaller is the message for companies looking to be drone-delivery ready, while the key element for contemporary labelling could be spelling just what a product lacks rather than highlighti...Read More

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Junior Takes on Adult Trends Dominate New York Kid's Fashion Event

9 Oct 2017

A drive to mini-me their kids has seen many parents keen to purchase cut-down, grown-up fashion styles for their brood, with some exhibitors at the Children's Club expo offering matching outfits for m...Read More

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US High Street Retailers Add Value to See Off E-commerce Interlopers

28 Sept 2017

With online purchases now accounting for nearly 10% of the overall retail spend in the US, the owners and managers of conventional stores are taking an increasingly sophisticated approach to retaining...Read More

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Textile Producers Back US Over Europe For Guaranteed Payments

13 Sept 2017

Despite a few niggles, the majority of textile manufacturers attending Premiere Vision New York had far greater faith in US companies than European businesses when it came to deals being properly hono...Read More

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