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New look, new services, new Novo Textiles

by Jason Zanatta

Earlier this year I had the great opportunity to join Arun Agarwal, the CEO of Alok International, at the launch of their new flagship showroom [...]

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Trends in home textiles and e-commerce for 2014

by Jason Zanatta

More than 20 years ago, I remember intently watching a futuristic family, The Jetsons, on our family’s old-time television, with cathode-ray tubes and knobs - you know the one. If I hear the theme [...]

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Why you should do business for the community

by Jason Zanatta

Have you ever noticed when talking about celebrities someone is always quick to mention who among them is Canadian? We have a sense of pride and feeling of ownership in regards to our fellow Canucks, even if we have never met them. Business is similar. [...]

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Does size matter when choosing warehouse space?

by Jason Zanatta

Customers rarely (if ever) walk into a warehouse, but a manufacturer's ‘storage’ needs careful thought and consideration. The right amount of space can positively affect the customer experience as well as the bottom line. Where and how product is stored [...]

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Waste diversion bookends products’ lifespan

by Jason Zanatta

Recently, I blogged about waste management - a hot-button topic that often leads to conversations on waste diversion. This related green effort is defined [...]

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Does a celebrity endorsement trump product quality?

by Jason Zanatta

This spring, H&M announced a partnership for its summer campaign with global superstar Beyoncé. The entertainer will appear in television and print ads featuring pieces from the trendy retailer’s summer collection.  The print and outdoor billboards [...]

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6 trends that lead home textiles industry in 2013

by Jason Zanatta

Advancements in online technologies and manufacturing processes will influence several trends this year in home textiles.  With consumers’ love for e-commerce showing no signs of slowing down, industry players – wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers [...]

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Eco-friendly labelling a greenwash tactic

by Jason Zanatta

Green-wash (green’wash’, -wôsh’) – verb: the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. We commonly see greenwashed products in the marketplace, but few of us recognize [...]

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Waste management tops business agenda

by Jason Zanatta

Currently trending in business news is the topic of waste, specifically waste management, sustainability, recycling programs, green initiatives, lowered carbon footprints and fewer emissions.  Many engaging networking conversations have been ignited [...]

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How pivoting creates new demand for old products

by Jason Zanatta

I recently read an article that focused on the latest business buzzword “pivot”.  Originating in the tech sector, pivot is beginning [...]

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