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The Marriage of Bricks and Clicks

Everyone knows that the retail landscape is evolving at a rate so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. While many retailers have fallen behind, others are experimenting with new business models, operations, and store management, as well as Read on! ?

Top 5 U.S. Metro Areas for Menswear Spending

The world is experiencing a menaissance. Men are taking an increased interest in their appearance, are more in tune with the latest fashion trends, and are changing the rules of the menswear market.   Responding to the upsurge in demand Read on! ?

Meet the New Male Consumer

Once an afterthought in the apparel landscape, male consumers are now becoming the new darling of the fashion industry. Over the past few years, men have increased their shopping activity and taken a greater interest in their overall appearance, as Read on! ?

The Top 5 Metro Areas for Spending on Personal Care Products

The beauty and personal care industry is expected to experience robust growth in the coming years as the increasing number of new products with advanced formulations continues to influence demand. Sales of beauty and personal care products rose 7% in Read on! ?

Brick and Mortar Stores are the Future of Retail

With all the hype around online and digital, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. While digital has been one of the principal disrupters in retail, pure-play online retailers, such as Amazon, only account for 5% of total U.S. retail Read on! ?

The Top 5 Metro Areas for Activewear Spending

The activewear category is booming – growing more than four times faster than the overall apparel industry – as both men and women trade in their jeans for yoga attire and athleisure wear.     The latest evolution in fitness Read on...

The Apparel Spotlight Puts Activewear Center Stage

Long gone are the days when high-fashion designers and retailers dictated what the latest fashions would be. Now, the power lies in the hands of consumers, with their choices transforming the industry.   For the past few years, both men Read on! ?

8 Steps to Making Decisions Decisively

Being able to make good decisions quickly is essential to business success. If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a choice, here are eight steps that can help you be more decisive: 1.    Have a clear decision making process. If you don’t have a good critical thinking process in place, you may be reluctant [...]

The Retail Misery Meter

The more miserable the customer thinks the retailer is, the more they will come to the store to buy items on sale. For example, very few people will go into a store if the sale is 5% off. To the customer, the store is doing well in terms of profitability and doesn’t need to lower prices to attract customers. Show More Summary

SoHo Retail Installation Resembles Canopy of Flowers

A temporary store installation draws shoppers in with a floral theme

Eco-Friendly Mermaid Flippers Let You Channel Your Inner Ariel

Urban Outfitters starts selling MerFin that works for fun or fitness

Canadian Retailer Enlists Style Makers in Instagram-Centric Campaign

Clothing store Aritzia uses the photo-sharing service to show off the happy faces modeling beloved items from their new collection

Organic Fruit Skins Allow for Package-Free Frozen Yogurt

Stonyfield Farm has launched a line of Frozen Yogurt Pearls – scoops of organic frozen yogurt encased in edible fruit skins

Etsy Wholesale Officially Launches

In early August, Etsy officially announced that Etsy Wholesale was no longer in beta mode and was up and running for retailers to begin seeking vendors from. Easily recognized as the most popular, online marketplace for handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind items, Etsy is no stranger to customers… and even retailers in the past have seeked Etsy [...]

Christian Louboutin Reopens London Store With Modish Redesign

Luxury French designer's store renovation speaks to the brand's style

Increase Retail Sales with Laughter

Trying to increase retail sales in a quiet retail store is impossible... I can tell a great retail store just by listening. Can't you? One of the outcomes we find when conditions are right in a retail store is that people are: Relaxed. Open. Confident. And laughter ensues.

Facebook Ads 101: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to feel frustrated when you have to start paying for something you used to get for free. Long gone are the days when you could reach your entire Facebook following without having to drop a penny. Still, you can maximize your business’s reach on Facebook by following the 60/30/10 Posting Rule. A well-crafted, [...]

Turn Social Images into T-shirts with New iPhone App

SeeMe app turns photos into t-shirts in seconds and ships them to your home

5x4 tips in fewer than 140 characters each

Here are five sets of four tips each in Twitter length. Simply putting one or two into action could have a big impact on your sales and customer experience. Four ways to improve your personal productivity: 1. Commit to...

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