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Non-Glam Automatons and Duller Droids Conquer Californian Robo-Expo

15 Oct 2018

While it's the drones and the self-driving cars that have long-lolled in the limelight, it's the more discreet mechanoids that have made real headway into high-tech manufacturing, digital diagnostics ...Read More

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Newly Cost-Conscious US Data Centres Embrace Energy-Saving

27 Sept 2018

With electricity costs a growing issue for the world's expanding number of data centres, better value for money cooling systems, refurbished hardware and processors that do the work of multiple inferi...Read More

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Lack of Government Support Not Big Blow for US Wind-Power Industry

26 Sept 2018

While the Trump administration is rolling back state backing for renewable energy, and cutting the restrictions on fossil fuels, many are confident the US wind-power sector has sufficient momentum to ...Read More

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Taiwan Businesses Fear Being Caught in China-US Trade War Crossfire

18 Sept 2018

As the on-going US-China trade war looks set to go up several gears, Taiwan is keen to put contingency plans in place as the rift between two of its primary overseas markets threatens to imminently un...Read More

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Slime and Punishment: Why it's Time for a More Accountable Amazon

6 Aug 2018

With two major toy scandals under its belt before the year was half-over, how long can the mighty Amazon, the world's number-one online store, emerge unscathed from the kind of furore that would surel...Read More

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Kidult Spending Power Tipped to Shift Focus of Licensed Toys Sector

29 June 2018

Given they have way more disposable income than most children, kidults – toy-loving adults – could trigger a major change in strategy for many businesses active in the licensed property market, as wel...Read More

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US High-Tech Design Show Exhibitors Bless Trump's Import Tariffs

20 June 2018

Maintaining that US manufacturing is booming, exhibitors at the Cleveland Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo cited President Trump's steel and aluminium import tariffs as the spur for the re-shori...Read More

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Buoyant DIY Sector Sees Eccentricity Creep into US Hardware Show

31 May 2018

With home improvement never having had a bigger role to play in the life of US consumers, the relentlessly-rising spend has encouraged the launch of several distinctly-marginal products, including hom...Read More

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High-Tech Textiles Take on Old Favourite Fabrics at US Sourcing Show

18 May 2018

Traditional trends, such as bold prints and metallic embellishments, jostled with high-tech textiles and augmented-reality apparel for the attention and spend of big buyers at the recent New York TexW...Read More

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With Toys Were Us Beyond Salvation, Toy Retailers Look to the Future

11 May 2018

While the toy industry, in the US in particular, is still reeling at the prospect of life without Toys R US, Europe and the UK are beginning to see an upside, with opportunities emerging and existing ...Read More

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With Re-shoring a Reality, US Industry Rushes to Embrace Automation

8 May 2018

With the Trump administration's cuts to corporation tax said to have triggered a mass return of the manufacturing once outsourced to Mexico or China, US companies are turning to automation as a way of...Read More

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Vibrant Winter Market Buoyed by Drinkware and Updated 80's Toys

4 May 2018

With the high level of activity at the recent Las Vegas Winter Market seemingly surprising exhibitors, hopes are up that sales of high-tech beds, personalised pillows, heat-sensitive cups and reinvent...Read More

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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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