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The Sweet Smell of Success

The Sweet Smell of Success

Everybody Loves Flowers There's a simple reason Americans spent around $7 billion dollars on flowers last year: Everybody loves them. "Everybody loves to receive flowers and be around them," says Paul Goodman, a financial consultant... more »
Cashing in on Country

Cashing in on Country

Cottage Charms On a recent afternoon, a customer of Country Cottage dropped in to check out the shop's selection of seasonal decor. That loyal customer bought enough to decorate her entire home for the holidays—and... more »
What Men Want

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 »
Mixing Culture With Commerce

Mixing Culture With Commerce

Retail operations are a critical part of museums around the country, from Boston's Museum of Science to the San Diego Maritime Museum. The sale of gifts and merchandise isn't just about providing revenue for the... more »
Healthy Bottom Line

Healthy Bottom Line

Hospital Shopping Unlike with a shopping mall, few people look forward to going to a hospital. Unless it's for work or to visit a newborn baby, a trip to the infirmary is more associated with... more »

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July 23, 2017 - July 25, 2017

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