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Tapping into Market Trends via Design Professionals

We Can Survey Interior Decorators

Most of the industry trade shows have been canceled this year.  That means all those trends watchers who visit and report on new product trends from the shows don’t have those key trends and forecasts to share.  So how will you refresh your line for 2021?  You can’t go out there with two year old trends data and, since consumers are still exposed to and buying from retailers online, consumer demand is still evolving. 

Are Consumers Still Buying?

Recent Survey Says:  Yes They Are!

Despite the three largest metropolitan areas being on virtual shutdown, consumers are still buying.  We just received results of a survey conducted by one of our research partners this past Thursday, March 19th.  The survey asked 500 people nationwide a series of questions on the Covid-19 virus.  Here are the highlights:

Make Lemonade from the Covid-19 Virus

How Can You Adapt?

The last nationwide social upheaval in the US was in 2008 when gas prices soared and fears of the housing bubble began to take shape.  The mood at the time gave rise to a need to cocoon in the warmth and safety of the home and to stay home to avoid spending money as people feared for their jobs and economic security.  Sound familiar?

The Inspired Home Show is Cancelled

NOW WHAT?

We applaud the IHA’s decision to cancel the show.  With the virus already in sixteen states and most European countries and 90,000 worldwide infected and with its long incubation period, there was a high probability that there would be innocent carriers at the show and that many more would have come away with the virus, carrying it home to family and coworkers.  It was the right call and, no doubt, a tough one.

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