Retailer Features

The Great Outdoors!

Digging in Susan Robbins believes it's no surprise that gardening has branched out to touch so many people. "You'd have to think really hard to find something negative about gardening," says the director of commerce... more »

A License to Profit

Licensed Products: Everything and Anything Imagine walking into a store and everything was white. That's what the world would be like without licensed products, says Ketra Oberlander, founder of Art of Possibility Studios in Santa... more »

What steps can retailers adopt to follow up on customers who have attended an in-store event?

What should retailers do after an event to get the maximum benefits from it? In-store events are key to success in today's competitive retail market—and capturing data from customers who attend the event will measure... more »

Candles Glow Green

The Joys of Soy A growing green movement has slowly carved out a niche for candles made from renewable resources. As opposed to paraffin, a by-product of petroleum, green candles are made from a whole... more »

A Glimmer of Hope

The Store as Refuge Despite a slow start to the year, retailer April McCrumb is happy that sales at her gift shops, Catching Fireflies, seem to be picking up again. Catching Fireflies has two locations... more »

Translating Sustainable Practice to Sustainable Design

When Michael Bodziner was first assigned to redesign the McEvoy ranch's retail store in San Francisco, he thought he had a specific task to accomplish: to capture the essence of the nearly 80 acres of... more »

Best Sellers In The Hamptons, Long Island, NY

Hildreth's Department Store in SouthamptonIn 1842, Lewis Hildreth opened Hildreth's Department Store in Southampton, but it was no easy task. At that time, the railroad did not yet stretch to the eastern end of the... more »

Holiday Gourmet: The Season Never Tasted So Good!

Affordable Luxuries In this economy, it all comes down to this simple message: customers are looking for simple, affordable luxuries. For retailers like you, read small treats at low price points. Ron Tanner believes that... more »

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