Wabi-sabi and Chokers Among the Key Trends of 2018, Etsy Predicts

E-commerce website Etsy has read the tea leaves, and found the hot items to watch in 2018.

Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson has rounded up her predictions for the hot items to watch in 2018, and they’re exactly what we need this year: we’re welcoming imperfection…

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Retailers Are Making It Hard to Cut Spending in the New Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to spend less money on consumer “things” in 2018? Are you still paying off credit card debt run up during the holidays? Prepare to be tempted.

According to “savings destination” RetailMeNot, there are quite a few deals to be had this month…

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Pet Obesity Is On the Rise

Data from insurer Nationwide reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the seventh straight year.

Nationwide members filed more than 1.4 million pet insurance claims in 2016, of which 20 percent were for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity- equaling a sum of more than $62…

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Americans Plan to Avoid Sugar, Eat More Sustainably in 2018

Most (67 percent) Americans will be prioritizing healthy or socially-conscious food purchases in 2018, according to a new survey from product transparency specialist Label Insight.

Americans’ primary point of emphasis is cutting back on sugars, with nearly half of consumers (47 percent) planning to eat less sugar or buy…

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