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Superhero Cologne Bottle Concept Lets You Smell Like Your Favorite Characters

These superhero serum bottles might not give off superpowers, but having a vial might make you feel like you do

Retail Minded’s Founder to Attend JA New York as Retail Expert

JA New York,  a leading jewelry show that has been serving retailers for 108 years, introduces “Meet the Experts!” as an added-value program for exhibitors and attendees of the show. Industry experts will be onsite at JA New York to meet with show attendees and exhibitors, sharing a variety of fields for free through speed [...]

The Ten-Buck Trick: A Foolproof Way to Have Customers Excited to Hand You Their Money

The key to increased sales isn’t a magical formula or the smoothest talking sales associate. The key is science… It is understanding consumer psychology and using it to your best advantage. To help you understand this, we’re sharing with you the “The Ten-Buck Trick.” No 3-card Monte or loaded dice required… Just your wonderful merchandise, [...]

Can You Pay A Living Wage To Your Retail Employees?

Recently, Gap raised their minimum wage for their retail employees to $9 an hour for all of their brands; next June, they will raise it to $10. IKEA too has just announced that on Jan.1, their rate will jump to $10.76 an hour. To put that in perspective, that is 48% higher than the federal minimum.

How To Choose The Right Retail Sales Training For Your Store

Congratulations for reading this – it means you don’t have to be convinced that training your retail crew how to sell is necessary. You understand that training is something you do – ongoing – like an athlete working to perfect their form, not something you did – once – like visiting the City of Mermaids in Florida. Good. Show More Summary

Retailers: The Most Conspicuous Thing You’re Not Doing

Retailers keep surprising me. The music is pumped-up in their stores to try to fill the quiet, sterile environment where employees linger with Bluetooth gadgets in their ears. Outside of the counter area, I rarely see anyone actually...Show More Summary

Small Business Owners, Would You Fire You?

If you own a business, you have had to terminate employees. You had assessed their behaviors and found them taking more away than adding to your customers' enjoyment of doing business with you.

How To Market Your Retail Business

When retailers decide to get away from couponing, a wonderful thing happens. Value is defined. More customers walk in. Sales increase. I've been preaching this for nearly twenty years. So I was intrigued when Clark Hermanson, one ofShow More Summary

For Retailers on the Edge of Adding Commission as Incentive

Ron Johnson, formerly with JC Penney, ending retail sales commissions for his staff in fine jewelry, shoes, window coverings, men's suits, and hair salons shortly after he took over. He said, “I know with every bone in my body that a...Show More Summary

What is SCOUT?

SCOUT, Buxton’s analytics platform, is the most technologically-advanced, simple-to-use, data visualization tool in the market, and is accessible on any computer, tablet or smartphone. This cloud-based geo-analytic solution connects decision makers from executives, operations, marketing and merchandising to custom retail Read on! ?

A Plus-Size Transformation in the Apparel Industry

We recently wrote about how the plus-size apparel industry was on the verge of a revolution, a prediction that has been validated by the industry’s tremendous sales growth. In the year ending April 2014, sales of plus-size clothing came in Read on! ?

Premier Fashion Designer Releases Sleek Fitbit Accessory

Tory Burch shows off results of partnership with popular health-tracking tech

Grocery Store-Themed Bar Design Lets Customers Pick Their Own Cocktail Ingredients

At L'Epicerie, bar patrons will choose unique herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables to form the base of their whisky drinks.

Cork-Insulated Travel Mug Offers Sustainable Alternative to Plastic or Metal

The Çortica mug's modish aesthetic and flavor benefits make it a great option for coffee connoisseurs.

Sunglass Company Aims to Make Impact In Eco Eye Wear with Hemp

"Hemp" plans to take charge with the cannabis plant's fiberous material, creating an eco-friendly and (the only) hemp-made glasses on the market

4 tips for leading lasting change that lead to higher sales

My new Four Weeks to Substantially Higher Average Sales program is now in its third week. The group has discovered an impressive number of opportunities to immediately improve their sales. I think what has surprised most participants is how easy...

Summertime Store Display Ideas

Whether you live in a beach town or in the middle of a bustling city, it’s guaranteed that your customers are going to be in a summery state of mind. Catch their attention with these three beautiful summer-themed store displays, and host a summer sale that boasts cool prices on the hottest days. We’ve got [...]

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