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 […]
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.
If you’ve ever attended summer camp as a kid, you know the homesickness can be brutal. At that age, few things are more exciting than a care package from home, or when you go away to school for the first time, receiving a surprise box in the mail from your family.
With the rise of enormous retailers such as Amazon and Target, it can be a bit overwhelming for smaller retailers to compete. But there’s no need to fear.
Jessica Sokol and her business partner Sarah McBrair opened Saltwater boutique in Fairfield, CT just over a year and a half ago.
First, there was Pepper, the humanoid robot capable of recognizing human emotions and being adapted into more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan, and now we have Jules, an automated intelligence conversation platform adapted into the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. Technology is becoming a new, successful, driving force for communicating with customers. […]
Independent Retailer Month is a shop local campaign that runs annually throughout July encouraging consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – locally, nationally and globally.
In a decades-long debate, the Supreme Court ruled on June 21st in favor of South Dakota in that small catalog and web retailers will have to comply with the conflicting tax rules of more than 12,000 local tax jurisdictions across 46 states. This is a big win for states and brick-and-mortar retailers, but not everyone […]
Consumer confidence translates to heavier holiday spending. This Father’s Day confidence and projected spending are at near-record highs of $15.3 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the annual study, “a total of 77 percent of Americans will celebrate Father’s Day and spend an average of $133 per person.” This expected spending is […]
“Fashion is one of the most pollutant industries in the world,” explains Emma Olson, cofounder of Hazel & Rose boutique in Minneapolis. Before Hazel & Rose opened, Emma was working in mass retail and “becoming less and less comfortable with my work.