Via the National Retail Federation Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released Friday, November 16th by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Whether it’s […]
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.
[Bethel, CT August 21st, 2018] In response to increasing reader demand, Independent Retailer is proud to launch a new and expanded ecommerce content section. “Brick and mortar retail will continue to be a focal point of our magazine,” says Meaghan Brophy, editorial director, “But, in today’s world the distinction between bricks and clicks is undeniably […]
President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods took effect early July, and were soon followed by another round of tariffs worth $200 billion. This may not seem like a huge deal to consumers, but unfortunately companies were not prepared for this increase when they were planning their holiday products. Christmas in July […]
It can be hard to understand both Generations Y and Z, especially because of how much they rely on social media to find new products and general information on what is going on in the world. Even though they may seem difficult to reach, it’s not as hard as you think. Sarah Weise, Partner, Global […]
First there was Independent Bookstore Day, then we had Free Comic Book Day, then Small Business Week, and now Small Business Saturday is coming up so all indie retailers should get ready to entice new customers.
Sales numbers at Victoria’s Secret continue to disappoint, and even their Semi-Annual Sale cannot help them now. The 2017 year was already showing bad signs with sales down $7.4 billion from $7.8 billion in 2016, according to Retail Dive. Before, couture brands could barely compete with the lingerie brand, but now it seems smaller lingerie […]
Starting a fashion collaboration with local designers or other retailers can be a great way to boost business hype and sales. If done right, it can help increase foot traffic and increase brand awareness.
The Small Business Revolution — Main Street is a documentary series by Deluxe Corporation that seeks out America’s most inspiring small towns and awards a winner with a $500,000 revitalization grant that is featured through an eight episode series. The episodes are available online or through Hulu.
This August, Seattle Gift Show and Urban Expositions partners with Seattle Made and a brand new gourmet product section — Northwest Flavors.