Operations

A Distinctive Story

Distinctive Gardens in Dixon, Illinois looks different than in years in past, largely because of what owners Bud and Lisa LeFevre are calling its new “Shop Story” concept. Each seasonal shop story focuses on one... more »

Retailers welcome Supreme Court free speech ruling on credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling today that First Amendment free speech rights should be considered when determining how merchants show consumers credit card swipe fees that drive up the price... more »

To Post or Not to Post, that is the Question….

“Oh my gosh look at that photo of that dress, shoe, living room, place setting, sofa, vase, necklace, earrings (or fill in the blank with whatever it is you are drooling over at the moment).... more »

ADI holiday shopping predictions

About six weeks ago, Adobe made some holiday spending predictions for 2016, including: Black Friday will hit $3 billion for the first time Just 5 percent of customers will drive 35 percent of revenue Price-conscious... more »

Back to Basics

Foot traffic may be strong, inventory may be right and customer reviews online shout out that your store is stellar. Despite these strong attributes, however, sales don’t always add up to what you want them... more »

Be a Better Leader

There is a saying in life that the “days are busy but the years are short,” and when it comes to retail, this is absolutely the truth. After all, how often have years flown by... more »

Plan Ahead by Looking Back

Reflecting on 2015 good way set goals for 2016 The start of a new year is a great time to assess what lies ahead as well as reflect on what you have most recently accomplished... more »
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Light Up Your Sales Great in-store lighting can lead to more sales

Specialty store lights should add drama and excitement to the customer shopping experience, boosting sales by attracting and intriguing the target market. If you have a specialty store, you can expect your customers to respond... more »

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