by Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender It’s that time of year again: The fourth quarter – the Golden Quarter – a crucial time for every retailer. The Golden Quarter is traditionally when most retailers go from being in the red to being in the black. You just can’t afford to mess up because there are […]
Like a dog drawn to a bone, millennials are drawn to anything with a “go green” initiative.
Back to school shopping is the second biggest spending occasion, after the winter holidays. Each year, back to school and back to college shoppers spend roughly $80 billion.
The National Retail Federation announced on July 13th that back to college spending is to reach an all-time high this year, while back to school spending is expected to see its second-highest spending level on record.
As we head into Spring, retailers and consumers alike have warm weather on the brain. Vacation season and the summer months are not far out of reach. As a retailer, now is the time to start stocking up on warm weather staples, particularly sunglasses.
New technologies continue to disrupt the marketplace, making predictions about the future of omnichannel retailing precarious.
Retail sales are expected to grow 3.4% in 2017. Many sellers and shoppers alike are optimistic that 2017 will breathe change and new life into our industry.
For those of us in retail, November is tremendously busy, but our planning never stops.
The crisp smell of fresh greens, the bite of cold wind, the twinkle of little white lights strung across doorways and shop windows – you know what season it is! Which means we hardly need to remind you that Small Business Saturday, the independent retailer’s biggest day of the year, is right around the corner.
Souvenir sales make up 30 percent of the total gift market. As evidenced by over $17 billion in annual revenue, the gift industry is constantly growing.