Whether you’re looking to ramp-up your December holiday sales or take advantage of downtime in the slower winter months, there’s always a good reason to kick your sales training up a notch. Here are six strategies to help your team take sales to the next level. Have a Pre-Shift Chat In order for your employees […]
2018 was an exciting year for retail. Evolving technology, changing consumer preferences, and political shakeups all had a large impact on our industry. Here is Independent Retailer’s roundup of top trends, influencers, buzzwords, and developments that affected retail in 2018. Many of these topics were explored in greater detail throughout the year – those articles […]
The results are in for The National Retail Federation’s annual America’s Retail Champion of the Year. Florida retailer Lisa Mergel, owner of Kanvas, a boutique day spa and beauty products store in Tallahassee, was honored with the award at the 2018 Retail Advocates Summit on September 5th and 6th. The ARC program celebrates small business […]
Fall is upon us, bringing with it the start of the holiday shopping season. Halloween is not only the kickoff event for busy quarter four, but also a lucrative celebration in its own right.
Starting a fashion collaboration with local designers or other retailers can be a great way to boost business hype and sales. If done right, it can help increase foot traffic and increase brand awareness.
This August, Seattle Gift Show and Urban Expositions partners with Seattle Made and a brand new gourmet product section — Northwest Flavors.
If you’ve ever attended summer camp as a kid, you know the homesickness can be brutal. At that age, few things are more exciting than a care package from home, or when you go away to school for the first time, receiving a surprise box in the mail from your family.
SJT Enterprises, a 33-year consumer products company, is proud to introduce a new customizable surfboard bottle opener plaque. These surfboard bottle openers are Made in the USA and can be customized with specific points of interest for any retailer.
With the rise of enormous retailers such as Amazon and Target, it can be a bit overwhelming for smaller retailers to compete. But there’s no need to fear.
Independent Retailer Month is a shop local campaign that runs annually throughout July encouraging consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – locally, nationally and globally.