How to Create a Mobile-Friendly Experience in Your Store


A quick look around a crowded store can often make one thing clear: today’s shoppers won’t venture too far without their phones. According to a recent survey from SessionM, ninety percent of retail shoppers use their smartphones while in-store. [Read more]

Booming Pet Industry

Booming Pet Industry

By nature, the retail business has ups and downs. The economy changes and trends go in and out of style. But over the past few years, the pet industry has proved almost infallible. [Read more]

Scare Up Business for Killer Halloween Sales

Killer Halloween Sales

Fall is upon us, bringing with it the start of the holiday shopping season. Halloween is not only the kickoff event for busy quarter four, but also a lucrative celebration in its own right. [Read more]

Retail Carts and Kiosks: Big Sales in a Small Package


As a retailer, there are many reasons for starting up a cart or kiosk business. Whether it’s to test out new products or boost holiday sales, temporary vending spaces are a growth opportunity for any retailer. [Read more]

Retaining Customers After a Negative Experience

Customer Thermometer

If a customer has a bad experience with your business, does it mean they will immediately leave you?
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Made in the USA Products for Better Business

Made in USA

Eighty percent of Americans will pay more for products that are labeled ‘Made in the USA.’ [Read more]

A Labor Day ‘Ode to Independents’

Ode to Independent Retailers

Determination, grit, strength, and a bulletproof work ethic define the American worker. [Read more]

TIA Presents Toy Preview Month

Toy Industry Association, Inc.

The Toy Industry Association™ (TIA) has announced “Toy Preview Month” will take place in September, culminating with their Fall Toy Preview event running from September 27th – 29th in Dallas, Texas. [Read more]

Toy Trends for Holiday 2016

pokemon backpack

For many retailers, toys play a huge role in holiday sales. Independent Retailer has forecast some of this year’s best selling categories and products so retailers can make the most out of this lucrative season. [Read more]

Gift Trends for Holiday 2016


People will always need to buy gifts. There are always birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays, and personal celebrations. The gift industry is always changing, too — so as retailers we need to keep up. [Read more]