While the goal for most independent retail stores is to take back Main Street USA from big box and chain retailers, victory doesn’t always promise fewer worries. While Borders’ bankruptcy and recent decision to shut down all shops may seem like a blessing to independent bookstores, concern still dwells within these brick and mortars. A […]
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Independent retailers have taken on the challenge of increasing the awareness of Main Street retail and its community benefits. According to the Northwest Earth Institute’s Choices for Sustainable Living, “A dollar spent at locally owned stores is usually spent six to 15 times before it leaves the community.” Although keeping money in the community is […]
The strong migration of sales away from physical stores and into the online arena is a move that need not go unchallenged, according to one industry insider. Dr. Alan Treadgold, head of retail strategy in London and Chicago for the Leo Burnett Group, says in an opinion piece, “The biggest structural challenge for retailers is […]
Total U.S. sales of goods online continues a trend of growing twice as fast as total sales of retail goods, the Commerce Department reports. Compared with the first quarter of 2010, e-retail sales grew 2.6 percent, while total retail sales grew only 1.1 percent. Similarly, compared with the second quarter of 2009, e-retail sales grew […]
The software giant has announced it will be adding to its growing chain of brick-and-mortar stores.
Does your website sell jewelry? Or are you a brick and mortar store looking to grab a bigger share of the market? If you fit either of these descriptions, you need to check out The Jeweler Website Advisory Group (jWAG) at www.jewelerwebsiteag.com. This group, headquartered in Totowa, NJ, is publishing research data about advertising and […]