The ongoing personal care trend that emerged during the pandemic has not lost any momentum. In fact, it’s one of the factors driving the fragrance market in 2022. Expert analysts say that the “Fragrance Market” size is expected to grow from $45 billion (its size in 2020), to $52.4 billion by 2025. This includes items in both the body and home fragrance categories. Perhaps this growth is due to the therapeutic and healing power scents possess. Not only can a scent evoke emotion, but the right scent can also be effective in calming the mind and elevating mood.Read More
Inflation. We’ve all heard about it, spoken of it, and now, as the cost of everyday consumer goods soar, we all certainly feel inflation too.
NBC News reports that “data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that inflation had climbed 8.5 percent in March compared to a year ago — the largest increase since 1981.” Rising prices are eating away at household income gains, and consumers across the economic spectrum are bearing the pinch. Higher grocery and energy bills, hefty gas prices and staggering housing/rental prices are all forcing consumers to reassess monthly expenses and spending patterns, and in some cases, reduce discretionary budgets.
As an employer, what can you do to help?Read More
Picnicking made a comeback in 2021. Ongoing restrictions, social distancing guidelines, a newfound appreciation of the outdoors and a longing for social interactions, left people everywhere in search of new and creative ways to hang out with their loved ones. Suddenly, outdoor picnics were having a moment. As we emerge from the pandemic (for now at least), it’s likely the picnic trend will continue, as consumers everywhere have grown accustomed to life outdoors. Just in time for the Spring weather, we bring you our April Brand of the Month, Picnic at Ascot.Read More
With Omicron cases quickly declining, government restrictions easing, and COVID fatigue mounting, travel experts are anticipating a big rebound this Spring/Summer. According to a recent article from the New York Times, Travel agents and operators have reported a significant increase in bookings in recent weeks for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.Read More
This Valentine’s Day, Fall in Love with the Romance and Lure of our February Brand of the Month, Venus et Fleur
For some, Valentine’s Day brings the promise of chocolates, hearts, and jewelry…but nothing really screams Valentine’s Day like roses. And NO ONE does roses like our February Brand of the Month, Venus et Fleur. Read on to learn more. We promise you’ll fall in love.
If ever there was a time to reassess your efforts to engage and motivate your employees, it’s now. If ever there was a time to incentivize, or rather, reward your employees for a job well done, it’s now. If ever there was a time to invest more in your employee recognition programs, it’s now. Here’s three reasons why you need to implement a robust employee rewards program, right now:
The Christmas cookies have all been eaten. We all overdid it on the pasta and holiday cocktails, and the threat of Omicron has forced many of us to skip the gym.
The good news is, it’s a new year. It’s time to turn the page and begin anew. If your rewards participants are in search of tools to help them on their 2022 path to healthy eating and healthy living, look no further than our January Brand of the Month, Vitamix.