For the Kole brothers, co-presidents of Kole Imports, the ASD show in August is an opportunity to reassess their rebranding efforts since adding closeouts to the company’s inventory.
The House Small Business Committee reviews the role of the Federal government in expanding internet access to small businesses.
A recent study finds that entrepreneurs who launched businesses after 2008 are making bigger decisions and using more technology.
Throughout the month of July, communities all over the world celebrate independent businesses and their role in shaping culture.
For many store owners it was an early spring, with warm weather and high demand for spring fashions, and retailers saw a clear boost in revenue. From discount and department stores to smaller brick and mortars, retailers reported better than expected sales in March, a sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy. And […]
In retail, habits good or bad, make your store what it is. It is all about recognizing what behaviors need to be changed.
The NRF announced on April 2 the 20 finalists of the “This is Retail” contest, now open to the public for the final round of judging.
With families more cost conscious and budgets tight over the past few years, many retailers have tried numerous customer-friendly promotions to get a piece of the shopping budget. Among these promotions are integrated marketing campaigns across all available channels, paid shipping expenses, and this past holiday season favorite, layaway programs. Many big box retailers and […]
It was reported that December’s consumer confidence level of 60 was something to be positive about, but how is this increase actually affecting shopping habits? According to a report on Bloomberg.com, “Sales at U.S. retailers increased in January by the most in four months.” In fact, the Commerce Department confirmed there was a 0.4 percent […]
The start of a new year is full of hopeful forecasts, and for 2012 the retail industry is already projecting positive results. While expected to be lower than 2011’s 4.7 percent increase in sales, the NRF is still predicting sales growth of 3.4 percent. The U.S. GDP is also estimated to rise 2.1 to 2.4 […]