Real estate research firm Delta Associates reports that the recent bankruptcy of many businesses in Washington, DC is resulting in an unexpected phenomenon.
Mom and pop record shops are few and far between these days, and that’s why the concept of Record Store Day came into being.
Value Merchandise Expo’s 2010 expo will be taking place at the Atlantic City Convention Center from Sunday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 18.
The software giant has announced it will be adding to its growing chain of brick-and-mortar stores.
Independent retailers know more than anyone that consumers are demanding more and more value before they lay out their dollars for merchandise. But according to Livonia, MI based RedPlum (www.redplum.com), a coupon provider, demand for printed coupons increased greatly from 2009 to 2010. It says that secure coupon prints from its website increased six fold, […]
Considering the state of the economy last year, any improvement is to be cheered. That’s why the Washington, D.C. based National Retail Federation (NRF) was happy to report U.S. Commerce Department figures showing January 2010 retail industry sales increased 0.5 percent seasonally, adjusted month to month. “We continue to see the economy show subtle signs […]
Cashier Live, a company based in Chicago, is offering new software to help independent retailers weather the current economic storm by providing tools that help decrease costs and increase sales. Cashier Live offers a complete point of sale (POS) package, with HP rp3000 hardware. Independent retailers often must face harsh economic realities, and one of […]
Why do so many businesses fail? For one thing, too many entrepreneurs get all their advice from people who know everything about being encouraging, and nothing about what it takes to start a successful business. GreatBusinessPlans.com, a leading information site for helping new business owners develop small business plans, headquartered in San Diego, CA, has […]
Here is some good news for independent retailers who sell apparel. According to The NPD Group, Inc. (www.npd.com), a market research company headquartered in Port Washington, NY, the U.S. apparel market, while in negative territory for 2009, showed signs of coming back to life as the year ended. Between frugal fatigue and pent up demand, […]
The ASD Las Vegas trade show reported a significant increase in attendance over 2009. Held at the Sands Expo Center and Las Vegas Convention Center, February 28 – March 3, the show featured over 2,400 exhibitors displaying hundreds of thousands of products across 100 categories, including Gift, Jewelry, Style & Beauty and Value & Variety. […]