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Big Trouble in Little China!

16 Feb

Kung Hey Fatt Choi ! A recent work trip to San Francisco happened to be at the same time as Chinese New Year.  Since San Francisco is the largest Chinatown and Chinese community outside Asia I decided to climb the steep hill past Union Square & the designer shops to sample Dim Sum US style.

Next to Eastern Bakery (the oldest Chinese bakery in the US) was The Wok Shop a kitchen utensils shop which stocked some crazy Asian cooking gadgets including the Japanese Egg Mould.  As I was browsing the shop keeper was screaming down the phone to her supplier… Martha Stewart has started a craze and now I’m out of stock!


When she calmed down Mrs. shop keeper told me The Martha Stewart Show featured Chinese cookery to celebrate the New Year and she used a special gadget to slice spring onions, this in turn caused the demand for this gadget to rocket and supply to diminish…….sounds like I’ve been hanging out with lots of sales type people recently, doesn’t it? Well I did pick up some really neat sales & marketing tips, one of the most important tips is to present our ideas in context, just like Martha did and just like PTF will this year.

Gorgeous home owners please note…. PTF will be organising a photo shoot in April/May for our new collection so we can shout out to the world and all the great interior professionals, magazines and interiors lovers that our products are complimentary, desirable and the best of future British design! Thanks Martha!

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