For the very first time Creative Tops Ltd are proud to introduce their Trend Predictions for 2012 and 2013. The Trend presentations will take place on the Cooklive! stand on 6th Feb 1.00 pm – 1.45 pm and 7th Feb 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm.
Part I: Thriving in a New Age of Conservatism
Presented by: Tom Mirabile, Sr. Vice President, Global Trend and Design, Lifetime Brands and Lifestyle Trend Forecaster, International Housewares Association
Time: 25 Minutes
Description: As consumers stop equating personal happiness with the consumption and material possessions, what are game-changing strategies for survival and success? How can retailers flourish in spite of a new consumer mindset focused on doing more with less? He’ll also pinpoint the most significant shifts in consumer lifestyle and what they mean for retailers. Finally, he’ll identify today’s most important Home and Housewares shoppers, what is driving their purchasing decisions, and reveal the new definition of “value” for today’s consumer.
· Understanding Today’s Consumer: What Matters Most?
· The Culinary Renaissance
· The Multi-Faceted Meaning of Value
· Reinventing Customer Relationships
· New Rules for a Changing Economy
Part II: 2012/13 Style Trend Forecast
Time: 15 Minutes
Presented by: Aimee Hodgkins, Head of Design, Creative Tops, Ltd.
Description: Today’s consumer has come to expect trend-right color and style from nearly every classification they purchase. Good design is no longer an added benefit which the consumer expects to pay more for… For this reason, it’s never been more important to understand what colors and styles are on the consumer’s radar, and what their longevity is.
Ms. Hodgkins, Head of Design of Creative Tops, Ltd., will take us on a visual tour through the key styles, colors and patterns that will drive consumer spending from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013. Following that we’ll get a sneak peek at what’s coming next!
This session will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A.