In 2018, the biggest challenges retailers face are Amazon, diminishing brand loyalty, and D2C (Direct to Consumer).
January 2018 Issue
At The Merchandise Center (TMC) tradeshows, retailers can find extreme values and name-brand products. The collection of showrooms boasts America’s largest permanent collection of closeout specialists — practically the entire closeout industry under one roof. As American consumers continue to prioritize low prices, it’s important for retailers to find in-demand products at the most competitive […]
Retailers from all over the region flock to Chicago for the pleasant service and unbeatable products at Midwest Market Days® order-writing trade shows.
In 2018, brick and mortar retailers have to rebalance their split focus between bricks and online.
Despite the tumultuous change happening in the retail industry, there are plenty of shoppers and they are buying.
Brick and mortar retailers should focus on what’s going on at the shelf. While taking a macro view and exceeding projections in the coming year is important, getting into the nitty-gritty details at the shelf will make that possible.
Mom and pop shops, specialty retailers and boutiques have served as cornerstones of American communities for over a century. Shoppers like supporting businesses with people they know and trust.
One of the greatest challenges all retailers face is the rising expectations of customers.
“The conception of Jaks Trading is very quaint,” says Scott Stahl co-founder of Jaks Trading.
“Stop waiting for something to bring shoppers back to your store and start innovating. Taking advantage of the creativity and entrepreneurial roots that prompted an independent retailer to launch their business has once again become a necessity.