Stockwell Greetings wants to make it easy to run a comprehensive, profitable greeting card department. The company has spent 20 years perfecting its support for retailers of all sizes, to help them design their greeting card section, maintain inventory, and choose cards that match their demographics. “The ideal retailer for Stockwell’s card programs is any retail venue or organization that would like to offer greeting cards as either a valued social expression for its customers, or as an alternative to a gift,” says Howard Goldsmith, Director of Business Development. “By offering greeting cards, the retailer provides a convenience and added value for its customers.”
August 2014 issue
As competition in retail intensifies, the future of the convenience store bottom line is coming into focus: food. Experts and industry advocates say that after decades of selling packaged foods, candy, and maybe the occasional roller hot dog or nacho tray, convenience stores are rapidly breaking new ground in the food service business. They are adding deli counters, salad bars, and even haute cuisine.
Now in its fifth year, the Asia America Wholesale Show has hit on the perfect formula for a regional trade show. According to Asia America President, Michael Finocchiaro, the show specializes in bringing diverse sellers from around the world together with buyers from South Florida, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, featuring a complete range of high-quality merchandise at good prices.
On top of the fashion food chain this year are bright, chunky statement necklaces. If you don’t believe it, walk into any store at the mall and take a look around. It is guaranteed you will see at least one section overflowing with these vibrant necklaces.
While sunscreen and sand are at top of mind for most folks this time of year, online business owners should already be thinking of the holiday shopping season. Creating promotions and programs that increase a few key metrics for your business are important to consider now for a successful holiday shopping season. To achieve super holiday sales, following are several ecommerce elements to consider.
Cupsy is one of those brilliant ideas that makes people say: “I should have thought of that!” This portable cup holder can be used on the couch, in bed, even in the pool. It resembles a car cup holder, but with one big difference—the material, the same high quality polypropylene that the military uses in […]
Independent Retailer recently spoke with Brady Kimball, marketing & special events manager at Emerald Expositions about the launch of Impulse at NY NOW. The show will be held Saturday, August 16 through Tuesday, August 19 at the Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94 in New York City.
Your Pinterest page is filled with full and engaging boards, you have a nice following and you get daily repins. The hardest part for Pinterest beginners is over. But now what? Take your page to the next level with these quick and easy tips.
With no signs of slowing down, the vaping market is continuing to boom, and Ultra Hybrid has some good advice for retailers looking to establish a profitable e-cigarette business. “In this industry, repeat business is everything,” says Sam Martinez, a manager with Ultra. “You’ve got to create customer loyalty and get repeat business. Once you get loyal customers, they’ll stop by every few days or every day.”
Every retailer has dealt with excess inventory in some capacity. You know, that purchase you were excited about, but your customers didn’t feel was a good deal? The one that has been sitting on the shelf getting price reduction after price reduction, but just isn’t moving? Many retailers walk away from such purchases and consider them a loss, but they don’t have to. The following solutions offer five ways to clear slow moving inventory, while creating marketing opportunities for your business.