By now, everyone should know about CBD and its supposed healing properties. CBD products can be seen all over shelves at retail stores, more studies are being done on its effects, and companies everywhere are popping up with the latest CBD-infused items. Even if you haven’t tried the magic stuff yourself, you’ve at least heard […]
Florida is giving their CBD businesses a head start with new quality inspection regulations statewide. CBD products such as gummies, tinctures, dog treats, and more have been sold to consumers for years without any governmental oversight, until now. Starting January 1, 2020, CBD businesses in Florida must undergo a round of inspections. Making Sure Consumers […]
PRNewswire recently published a “Best of” article naming 8 retail news sources that it considered to “produce out-of-this world coverage in a crowded arena.” We are proud to announce that Independent Retailer magazine and website was named in this select group of outstanding news sources. Here is what they had to say: From time to […]
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 […]