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Connecting the Dots

At Lapine, we don’t just tell stories – we share them, too. Here are some of the latest news stories, blogs, press releases and more that’s we’re watching, reacting to, and think you should know about. Read on.

American Pride

American Pride

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSJuly 2020American PrideInterest in American-made products will likely grow in the back half of 2020 and beyond, as both consumers and manufacturers feel invested in helping rebuild the American economy.Marketplace and Consumer TrendsLocally...

On the Road Again

On the Road
Again

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSJune 2020On the Road AgainYearning to get away, yet uncertainty about travel safety, combined with cheaper gas prices and a growing appreciation for the great outdoors, Americans are inspired and ready to take to the road. Remote getaways,...

Home Front Reimagined

Home Front
Reimagined

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWS June 2020Home Front ReimaginedThe trend toward spending more time at home over recent years suddenly became a necessary reality vs. a personal choice in 2020. As a result, Americans have been getting creative and reimagining ways to soothe...

Why Move When You Can Improve?

Why Move
When You Can
Improve?

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSApril 2020Why Move When You Can Improve?Whether it’s Millennials buying older homes that need repair, Gen X wanting to update, or Boomers looking to create living spaces for aging in place, homeowners are investing in improvements to create...

Dreaming Big. Winning Big.

Dreaming Big.
Winning Big.

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSMarch 2020Dreaming Big. Winning Big.Celebrating African American-owned businesses and the stories behind their inspired products.Black History Month is a perfect time to reflect on what it means to dream big and work hard to achieve success....

Even Smarter, Together.

Even Smarter, Together.

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSJanuary 2020Even Smarter, Together.Smart home brands team up to make life easier and safer.Nearly 30 million U.S. households are expected to add smart home technology in the near future. Consumers’ growing desire for safety, greater control,...

Gifting with Purpose

Gifting with Purpose

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSDecember 2019Gifting with PurposeTrending now: a variety of gifts that send a variety of personal messages.The holidays are a time of giving and receiving – but also a time to reflect on the past year and think ahead to 2020. In a world where...

Upcycling’s Dramatic Uptick

Upcycling’s Dramatic Uptick

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSNovember 2019Upcycling’s Dramatic Uptick Turning trash into art gains momentum, energizing a passionate market.As concern for the environment becomes more serious and more mainstream, a growing number of consumers demand that companies and...

Getting Personal

Getting Personal

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSNovember 2019Getting PersonalPersonalization is a persuasive driver in gifting.Today’s world can feel so impersonal. Getting something personalized makes consumers feel special in a sea of sameness--the more personal a gift is, the more...

Listen Up!

Listen Up!

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSOctober 2019Listen Up!Americans aren’t just obsessed with screens--audio listening is all the rage. Smart speakers have helped bring radio back into the home and smartphones have given listeners greater choice, access and control of...

Quality ‘Me’ Time

Quality ‘Me’ Time

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSSeptember 2019Quality ‘Me’ TimeSelf-care and the trending need for balance and serenity. Tech is empowering--but it’s also overwhelming. More than ever, consumers are looking to disconnect and unplug from the craziness of screen-driven life....

Let’s Eat in Tonight

Let’s Eat in Tonight

NEWSLETTERS RETURN TO NEWSJuly 2019Let’s Eat in TonightMillennials in the kitchen--the trend to cook at home. Data proves it out: Millennials are eating at home more than going out. Hungry for convenient, healthy, easy, and budget-friendly meal solutions, they’re a...