How to Retain Loyal Customers and Evolve Your Business

NRF Big Show

At this year’s NRF Big Show, we sat down with Nikki Barua, CEO of Beyond Curious Inc. Beyond Curious is a digital transformation consultancy that helps brands undergo rapid transformations to stay ahead of competition.

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Where is Pepper Now?


Pepper, a humanoid robot by SoftBank Robotics, serves as a day-to-day companion for humans. A year ago, Independent Retailer interviewed Steve Carlin, vice president and general manager of SoftBank.

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Hiring Top Talent in Today’s Retail Environment


For independent retailers, providing an exceptional in-store experience is everything. In order to provide an exceptional experience, you also need exceptional employees.

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Golden Triangle Shows: Your Source for Fashion Jewelry and Apparel


Golden Triangle Shows, also known as GT Shows or GTS, is one of the industry’s top trade shows for high-quality fashion and accessories. “We bring the biggest, latest, and trendiest collection of jewelry, apparel, accessories and gifts to one huge event,” says Bobby Siddiqui, show director, “Our mission statement is to make it easy for […]

3 Lessons Retail Can Learn from the Publishing Industry

Retail Lessons

Ten years ago we entered what’s now known as The Great Recession. Families, individuals, and companies all across the country experienced a period of financial crisis. A number of delicate business models crumbled. This period of financial turmoil coupled with booming mobile technology ushered in a wave of change in the publishing industry. Consumers’ buying […]

ASD Market Week Preview


ASD Marketweek is one of the biggest events in retail. With nine merchandise shows in one, retailers of all shapes and sizes flock to Las Vegas during Marketweek to find the finest new, trending, and best-selling value merchandise wholesale has to offer.

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Top Fashion Accessories for Spring/Summer 2018


For many, March is synonymous with basketball but for retailers, the month has a whole different meaning.

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend IRC at ASD Market Week

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Independent Retailer Conference (IRC) is an educational event that helps indie retailers of all kinds succeed in today’s fast-paced environment. IRC partners with retail trade shows across the country to offer free seminars, presentations, and networking to show attendees. In March, IRC will return to ASD Market Week, one of retail’s largest tradeshows held biannually […]

Evolution of Retail Branding


Retail branding is the strategy companies use to excite consumers. For decades, if not centuries, having quality products was all the retail branding you needed.

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New Year, New Merchandise: Celebrate with Solaration® Solar Products


Lily Zhu launched Solar Wholesale at The Green Frontier Fest in support of President Obama’s renewable energy approach in 2008. Solar Wholesale’s mission is to educate the public about solar as an alternative energy, encourage frequent use of solar energy, and reinforce renewable energy product development. “All Solaration ® products have a solar panel or […]