2021: A New Chapter Begins

The new year begins, carrying with it the supply chain complications of the previous year along with evolving consumer behaviors and a rapidly changing retail landscape. In this webinar hosted by Home Textiles Today, experts discussed consumer aspirations as well as trends and forecasts for 2021. Moderated by Home Textiles Today Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Marks, the webinar features panelists:

  • Tom Mirabile, Founder of trend strategy and services firm Springboard Futures
  • Buxton Midyette, VP of marketing and promotions for Supima
  • Greg Petro, Founder and CEO of predictive analytics firm First Insight

Highlight Clips

Greg Petro | Anticipation Leads to Success

The pandemic turbocharged a number of trends in retail and consumer behavior. Hear from First Insight CEO Greg Petro on how COVID accelerated retail trends and how the consumer reacted.

Greg Petro | The Dynamic Nature of the Consumer

Hear from First Insight CEO Greg Petro on increased consumer desire (142% increase) to purchase online.

Greg Petro | The Concept of New Normal

First Insight CEO Greg Petro shares his take on the variability and volatility of 2020 & 2021, including ways to capture and understand consumer behavior.

Greg Petro | Test.Read.React. How Data Predicts Experiences that Resonate with Consumers

First Insight CEO Greg Petro on the importance of digital product testing and how to anticipate what the customer wants.

Tom Mirabile, Buxton Midyette and Greg Petro | Tips on Retail Opportunities & Challenges for 2021

Hear tips for 2021 from Tom Mirabile of Springboard Futures, Buxton Midyette from Supima and First Insight CEO Greg Petro.

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