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Ep. 12: Product Growth Through Creativity + Analysis

Posted on: September 24th, 2020

A life-long merchant with manufacturers and national retailers, Karin Jeske talks about the left/right brain approach to product development, “from spreadsheets to bed sheets, from color palettes to shipping pallets, from boardrooms to sample rooms.” There are plenty of product people that are either “all about the numbers” (and wrong) or “all about fashion trends and creativity” (and also wrong) – Karin built her career and her own product distribution company on both, creativity and analysis. She shares strategies about product development, trends and forecasting, customers, manufacturing processes, margin development, and the data behind them.