“64% of consumers now feel they can make a difference in the world with their purchases” is one of the insights in the new issue of INSPIRED. magazine, published by the International Housewares Association (IHA) and available to read online HERE.
‘Go local’ is one of the visual merchandising tips from VM expert Anne Kong, who is one of the expert jurors for gia (Global Innovation Awards) programme. Retailers can differentiate their displays by showcasing products made by local artisans or artefacts from local museums or artwork from local schools. ‘Green walls’ are among Anne’s tips ‘to relax the eye’ of shoppers.
The magazine features Kat Nouri, founder of Stasher, the gia award winning food storage bag (distributed by PHA Kitchessential in the UK), as well as a wealth of trends insights from Trend Bible, Tom Mirabile and the gia expert jurors.
The Pantone colour palettes for 2020 are also explained, along with a discussion of smart home appliances.
Top: One of Pantone’s colour palettes for 2020 is Tea Garden – with shades that evoke the natural beauty of Japanese tea ceremonies.