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Back-to-School Trends that are Shaping Fall 2023 — and Beyond

Back-to-School Trends that are Shaping Fall 2023 — and Beyond

In 2020, the pandemic upended education systems in the United States. They have yet to recover and, in fact, are facing new challenges.   Inflation is changing shopping habits. According to new findings from the KPMG 2023 Consumer Back to School survey,...

Vinyl Art Meets the Moment

Vinyl Art Meets the Moment

Open your favorite news app, and you will see headlines about the latest technologies including artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and renewable energy sources.   It’s a far cry from the headlines that graced newspapers in 1978 when Vinyl Art, Inc., was...

Retail Trends to Watch For in 2023

Retail Trends to Watch For in 2023

Retail trends are changing faster than ever before; however, there are still ways to capitalize on the trends, especially at brick-and-mortar locations which have undergone numerous changes in the last three years.   As we look to the upcoming holiday season,...

Make Sure You’re Ready to Go Fishing!

Make Sure You’re Ready to Go Fishing!

Fishing is consistently one of the top outdoor activities in the United States — usually second only to running/jogging. And, from 2007-2009, it was the most popular outdoor activity in the country. Although fishing is a great full-body workout, it’s also a low-impact...

Although Some Shopping Trends Have Changed, Others Remain the Same

Although Some Shopping Trends Have Changed, Others Remain the Same

We have yet to completely understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many instances, as a response to the last three years, individuals have changed the way they work, live, and play. They have also come to realize how much their environment — whether at home...

Putting it Together: Lessons from the Meal Kit Industry

Putting it Together: Lessons from the Meal Kit Industry

Everything you think you know about meal kits is probably wrong. They’re not always more expensive than shopping for the ingredients yourself. They’re not just popular with lazy people or those who lack cooking skills. And, they’re not boring or limited in variety....

The Relationship Between Clutter and Disorganization

The Relationship Between Clutter and Disorganization

Throw “top 2023 New Year’s resolutions” into your favorite search engine, and you’ll find that getting more organized is in the top five of most lists. There’s a good reason. But first, what causes disorganization?   For most of us, it’s clutter. Clutter is a...

The Art of Making Good Decisions

The Art of Making Good Decisions

There are plenty of definitions out there, but generally, optimization refers to finding the best alternative. And that alternative rewards you with the best cost-effective result. They say that practice makes perfect, so the pursuit of optimization moves you toward...

It’s Okay to Be Old School

It’s Okay to Be Old School

Here’s Why the Smartphone Didn’t (and Maybe Shouldn’t) Kill the Printed Calendar   There are hundreds of apps that will keep track of appointments and help you stay organized, but a growing number of people are returning to the printed desk calendar. Sales of...