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Selling CBD?

As the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to grow, many specialty gift retailers may be wondering if that's a market they should serve. And with a new study from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market... more »
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Visual Cues

Merchandise displays and labels are an integral part of the sales process to engage consumers by using visual cues. Creativity is encouraged, but retailers may take into account several considerations when selecting product signs and... more »
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A Traveler’s Perspective

Travelers are an important part of retail sales in Alaska and other tourist destinations, and a shopper’s perspective may provide valuable information to retailers. Susan McHuron, an avid traveler and shopper who recently traveled to... more »

ModMart launches wholesale portal for wholesalers and retailers

The industry’s first digital buying and selling platform created by people in the business for gift wholesalers and retailers is here. ModMart.com debuts this fall, combining traditional wholesale selling with the latest digital technology, creating... more »

Businesses can learn disaster preparedness through webinar and Twitter chat 

September is National Preparedness Month. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help organizations become more aware of their risks in the event... more »

Retailers seek clarity on ADA website claims

The Retail Litigation Center (RLC) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case that will enable the court to establish a reasonable, nationwide standard for evaluating website accessibility claims... more »

Copyright and Intellectual Property: What Are My Rights ?

There are several facets to owning a creative business and understanding copyright law as a creative. Often one thinks of taking care of business licenses, incorporating, contracts, insurance, websites, and social media. The one area... more »

Ten Essentials to Include in an Employee Handbook

As a business owner, rules can be such a difficult thing to implement, especially when it comes to an employee handbook. At the beginning, it may just be you running your store or website, however... more »

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