Reflections at the End of the Trade Show Season (at the end of the retail era as we knew it…)

I woke up to a Business Insider article about the decline of retail stores.    They report that a third of malls are in danger of closing, and that visits to malls decreased 50% from 2010 to 2013. Noted at our industry shows, American Apparel will be closing their 110 retail locations and Abercrombie closing 60 outlets. Some are calling it the “retail apocalypse.” Add
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Beer and Printing, Hand and Glove

We attended the Alphabroder Northeast Expo today and yesterday. It was highly attended, really like a trade show with not just garments but embroidery machine companies, transfers and all kinds of things. econscious Bag Edge, Big Accessories had a new item, I think it was called a beverage sling. One can in a koozie on the strap that holds an insulated tube that holds the
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