Leisure products appear to be on the verge of a comeback, but manufacturers warn that the rebound is a slow one.
CONSUMERS ARE focused on saving, not shopping. This trend will be compounded by the fact that unemployment will remain unusually high in 2010.
One place where cash can simply disappear is while shopping. That’s according to a new survey commissioned by Visa Inc. U.S. consumers cannot account for an average of $21 per week in cash spending.
THE CONGRESSIONAL tax writing committees have allowed the federal estate tax to expire on January 1, 2010.
THE NATIONAL Retail Federation (NRF) expressed disappointment recently in the Senate passage of health care reform legislation, saying the measure does little to reduce costs for businesses, and is likely to result in further retail job losses.
COVER Magazine, the leading business magazine for independent retailers, wholesalers and distributors, has launched its new online counterpart at IndependentRetailer.com.
It happens nearly every time; whether it is at a street fair, the New York Fashion Boutique Show, a store, or a Grateful Dead show, the first thing a person does when they encounter products made from 100 percent hemp fabric is pick it up and smell it.
WHAT HAVE RETAILERS learned from the recession?
GIFT CARDS are easy for dishonest employees to exploit, according to a recent article in The New York Times.
IMPORT CARGO volume could be on the upswing in early 2010, which bodes well for retailing.