The Importance of Coaching Employees


Coaching employees is a key element of management, and can help you develop a better relationship with your workers, resulting in higher productivity and greater morale.

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Postal Service to Test-Market Product Sampling


Starting in May, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be testing out product sampling in a number of key markets.

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Registration Open for Value Merchandise Expo


Value Merchandise Expo’s 2010 expo will be taking place at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18.

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General Merchandise at Competitive Prices


Crazy Deals Wholesale is a supplier that features major brand-name department store merch for pennies on the dollar.

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Microsoft to Open Two More Retail Stores


The software giant has announced it will be adding to its growing chain of brick-and-mortar stores.

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Shoppers Want Coupons

Independent retailers know more than anyone that consumers are demanding more and more value before they lay out their dollars for merchandise. But according to Livonia, MI based RedPlum (, a coupon provider, demand for printed coupons increased greatly from 2009 to 2010. It says that secure coupon prints from its website increased six fold, […]

January Sales Grow

Considering the state of the economy last year, any improvement is to be cheered. That’s why the Washington, D.C. based National Retail Federation (NRF) was happy to report U.S. Commerce Department figures showing January 2010 retail industry sales increased 0.5 percent seasonally, adjusted month to month. “We continue to see the economy show subtle signs […]

Mayday Ready For Disaster

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The contrast could not have been more stark. When John Tepel, President of Mayday Industries, Inc., Westminster, CA, got word of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, and utter destruction of Port-Au-Prince (the capital), he was on a leisurely vacation in beautiful Hawaii. He didn’t wait to hear later reports on the climbing toll of dead […]

Losing Ad Bucks?

Search for any local business on Google; for example, “Hair Salon Las Vegas,” or, “Masonry Las Vegas,” and you will see a map with several business listings on top of the organic results. These listings get the best spot on the page, are free, and you don’t even need a website to get listed there, […]

Low Cost POS System

Cashier Live, a company based in Chicago, is offering new software to help independent retailers weather the current economic storm by providing tools that help decrease costs and increase sales. Cashier Live offers a complete point of sale (POS) package, with HP rp3000 hardware. Independent retailers often must face harsh economic realities, and one of […]