Retailer Profiles

Best Sellers in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Spanish Table When Steve Winston took his wife to Spain on vacation, he fell in love with the country, its food and its lifestyle. Since then he has opened four Spanish Table stores across... more »

Garden Accessories Take Root

Going Green Alfredo Garcia-Lucio and Jim McKeever couldn't understand why so many of the bird feeders they came across were so, well, plain. What they wanted for their garden seemed reasonable enough: a feeder that... more »

What are your predictions for retail trends in 2008?

What are your predictions for retail trends in 2008? How can retailers profit from these trends? We are on the cusp of a new year. With retail trends changing at breakneck speed, members from the... more »

Lapping Up Luxury

Luxury = Profit Pam Danziger sees a rising trend in the luxury market—consumers are spending more on luxury experiences—travel, dining, spas, resorts, entertainment, home services and other experiences, and less on traditional luxury goods. "While... more »

Why are minimum wholesale orders necessary?

Minimum wholesale orders. Vendors need them; retailers complain they are too restrictive. In a new forum, in association with the Gift and Home Trade Association, we talk to industry professionals to find out how retailers... more »

Best Sellers in Nantucket, MA

Erica Wilson Needle Works Erica Wilson, who studied at The Royal School of Needlework in London, set up shop more than four decades ago. Finished canvases fashioned into belts, pillows, Christmas stockings, shoes and more... more »

What are your strategies for loss prevention in your store?

Angela Day of Ivy Ridge Traditions Angela Day of Ivy Ridge Traditions North Wilkesboro, NC 877.667.4556 IvyRidge.com "We had several issues with merchandise disappearing, and recently installed a nine-camera security system with the ability to... more »

What Men Want

Men and Shopping Do Mix Sure, word on the retail floor might be that men and shopping don't mix, but Candace Corlett, principal of WSL Strategic Retail, a retail strategy consulting firm in New York... more »

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