In the past, I’ve written about the trends you need to keep an eye out for as these trends can impact all aspects of life – from fashion to home to retail.
Trendhunter.com recently posted its Top 20 trends of 2009 video which details what’s going to be hot next year.
From continued focus on green initiatives in the form of urban gardening to product options that impact retailers — style over tradition, physical customization of products and the continued humanization of pets are just a few of the interesting projections for trends next year.
THE REAL WORLD RETAILING TAKEAWAY
Stay aware of trends to help make your business more successful.
Consumers today are smart. They read, they watch and they’re online reading and watching. The bottom line is that they know. They know about trends. They know what’s hot. They know how celebrities are influencing our lives. They know about a lot more than than used to (and not all of what they know is good).
So you have to keep up with your customers in order to keep them coming back. They want to be trendy. They want to be hip. They want to evangelize their trend prowess and be “the” source for what’s hot, for what’s cool and what’s altogether new and different.
Staying ahead of the trend curve makes you their source for the latest and greatest.
How are you staying ahead of the trend curve?