Retail’s BIG Show 2014 and the Future of Retail

Retail’s BIG Show 2014 and the Future of Retail

Retail’s BIG Show 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City starts January 12. Keynote speakers include Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Candace Nelson, designer Rebecca Minkoff and Rick Caruso, founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated.




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5 Tactics for Effective In-Store Marketing

5 Tactics for Effective In-Store Marketing

As an indie retailer, you are responsible for sales, accounting, purchasing and a host of other duties. Rewarding? Yes. Peaceful? No. These routine responsibilities leave few resources for in-store marketing.




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Online Tool Drives Brick ‘n Mortar Traffic

Online Tool Drives Brick ‘n Mortar Traffic

Boutique Window, co-founded by Ella Wirtz and Courtney Rodgers, is an online marketing tool built specifically for small retailers running brick and mortar shops. “Our goal is to help business owners take advantage of all the online opportunities that are going to help them connect with local customers, and drive foot traffic into their stores,” Rodgers states. “We know that small retailers have a ton on their plates, and managing a website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest can be a lot of work that they do not have time to do.”




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Bricks-and-Clicks: Changing the Face of Retail?

Bricks-and-Clicks: Changing the Face of Retail?

Walgreens has long been at the forefront of retail revolutions. Before the days of the Internet, the company would deliver prescriptions to their customers by the time they got off the phone. Today, the drugstore is changing the face of retail again with its scan-to-refill prescriptions. Customers simply scan their empty pill bottles to order new prescriptions instantly. They can then be picked up in a local store or delivered to their door, whatever is most convenient for the customer. It is this notion of bricks-and-clicks that is taking the retail world by storm.




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Small Businesses Strive for E-Fairness

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Ask Roberta Bonoff, CEO and president of Creative Kidstuff, a specialty toy store based in Minnesota, how her company has stayed in business for 30 years and she’ll tell you, “First and foremost, it’s about offering your customers and your community an experience and service they won’t find anywhere else. Second, it’s about staying relevant […]



“Nonline” Holiday Shopping Trends Revealed

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The Metaspace Economy, a term referring to today’s new economy, is impacting the retail sector and holiday purchasing behaviors.




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Connect With Cloud Computing

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The Cloud provides a wealth of opportunities for smaller retailers, including marketing and loyalty programs, operations, inventory control, human resources and payment services, and can solve communication, collaboration and competition issues.




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Retailers Encouraged Congress will Enact E-Fairness Legislation Soon

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Congress moves one step closer to closing a decades-old sales tax loophole.




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Innovations for Brick and Mortar Businesses

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To help brick and mortar shops compete with Internet-only businesses, many landlords are launching innovative leasing and promotional products.




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Small Biz, Small Design

If you are running a brick and mortar store, you are probably renting a space that caters to your needs. However, the space may work more for your financial rather than your selling needs. While support for small business may be growing, your sales don’t appear to be on the same upward trend, because your […]



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