Get Organized and Set Goals Now for 2016!

Congratulations! You’ve made it through another busy and successful year. Chances are you’ve spent so much time merchandising, ordering, selling, planning events and satisfying customers you haven’t had too much time to think about strategizing for the New Year. Now that the holidays are over and the … Continue reading

Twelve Days ‘Til Christmas – Event Suggestion

The countdown is on! The holiday season is upon us, and with the hustle and bustle of the season it’s easy to forget to take the steps necessary to make your store stand out from the rest. To help drive traffic to your store and encourage repeat visits, … Continue reading

Small Is the Next BIG Story in Retail

The nation’s highest-potential shoppers are turning away from the mall and back to ‘Main Street’ By: Pamela N. Danziger Today’s retail environment is ripe for inspired, creative independent specialty retailers to prosper. The secret of success is the ability for them to know—really know—their customers and deliver … Continue reading

Kathy’s Read of the Month – November 2014

I have enjoyed sharing some of my favorite books with you. However, this month I want to be sure that you are all aware of a very interesting industry newsletter. GIFTBEAT is a very valuable 8 page oversized newsletter, published 11 times a year. Their tag line … Continue reading