Retailer Features

Pink or Blue? Greening Baby Sales

Growing Green Just a few years ago in 2001, retailer Gerry Lewarne had limited success selling glass baby bottles. A few years later, the chemical BPA (Bispenhol-A), made news headlines as a potential carcinogen. Plastic... more »

Working Wedding Wonders

Value Proposition You knew it was only a matter of time: The popular monogramming trend has been making inroads into wedding accessories as well. Carolyn Siderys will attest to this. At Marilyn's Keepsakes, the Indianapolis... more »

Green Marketing

Sonya Hart, co-owner of River Forest, IL-based Two Fish Art Glass, has been practicing an eco-friendly lifestyle all her life. She has also been slowly convincing her partner to make changes within their lighting showroom,... more »

Monograms Are Her Muse

Blame it all on two fairly unusual names: Ariana and Lucia. A few years ago, retailer Francene Dudziec had a hard time finding trendy and fun personalized items for her daughters, now 13-year-old Ariana and... more »

Can you recommend marketing strategies that will help boost store sales?

Gail Markert of Markert Group Consulting Gail Markert of Markert Group Consulting 615.292.7819 MarkertGroupConsulting.comBe proactive. Now is not the time to sit back and wait for customers to come to you. Special events can be... more »

Best Sellers in Charleston, SC

"The most romantic city in America," historic Charleston, South Carolina, is a perfect getaway for lovers, seducing visitors with its cobblestone streets, historic churches, delicious low-country dining and upscale shopping. King Street—the city's shopping Mecca—has... more »

Monogram Mania

Southern Comfort Retailer Julie Butler still treasures her baby blanket. Her mother, Charla Schlabs, monogrammed it for her many years ago with a traditional sewing machine. As co-owner of the store Texas Threads in Hereford,... more »

Customers Tote Green

Reusable totes: packing with pride The conditions were ripe for green bags to take off in a big way. First came the increased public awareness of the risks of global warming. Then, there are the... more »

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