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Wearable Technologies: Wearable device vendors were out in force at CES trying to leverage China’s fitness craze showing off their newest smartwatches and wristbands designed primarily for sports activities.
Bauma Activity Beats Expectations
Walking the floor at the China Franchise Expo (held in Chengdu, China, March 12-13), OTR Global found large crowds gathered for presentations by Yum Brands Inc.’s KFC and high interest in KFC franchising opportunities among Exp
In four days of discussions with natural products suppliers at the Natural Products Expo West 2016 trade show in Anaheim, OTR Global learned details about a range of natural and mainstream retailers and distributors:
Security Momentum Remains Strong
Qualcomm: Strong Line Up for Snapdragon 820
- Athletic footwear dominated; ADS GR, NKE, KER FP's Puma most clearly benefiting from lifestyle-driven trend
- Bohemian looks still major trend for women, though customers swapping out ankle boots for lifestyle sneakers, creating continued challenges for fashion footwear category
Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V.’s proposed $106 billion takeover of SABMiller PLC was top of mind for attendees at the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show Oc
As consumers focus more on transparency and healthfulness in foods, attendance at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Sept. 17-19 was up notably from 2014.
Trends spotted at the recent apparel and footwear trades shows held in Las Vegas (MAGIC, among others) point to a continuation from 2015 into 2016 of ath-leisure as a leading fashion theme.