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From the Editor: Girl Starter, Making Dreams Come True & Entrepreneurship

As a female entrepreneur, I am always in awe of other women I meet who have also become entrepreneurs. I wish I could say it’s simply for the admiration of someone following a dream, but it’s much more than this. When I meet or learn of other women entrepreneurs, I know firsthand the struggles, challenges, […]

Building A Brand Experience

Contributed by Erika Hill, Visual Merchandiser at Store Supply Warehouse The word “branding” is a catchy one in the retail world. From huge fashion conglomerates to small boutique businesses, a well-crafted identity can help a customer recognize and choose your store over another. Often, the word “branding” brings up notions of logos, colors, and design. […]

5 Tips to Help You Maximize Your Next Trade Show Experience

Attending trade shows can be exciting yet overwhelming while informative yet intimidating. There’s a lot to accomplish while attending a trade show – particularly one that offers you such an expansive opportunity to discover new vendors, unique product finds, countless educational opportunities and more, such as ASD Market Week offers bi-annually in Las Vegas. Keeping this […]

How the Power of Community and Connection is Reshaping Commerce

Contributed By Dayana Cadet of Hubba, Inc. As of late, there has been a lot of doom and gloom coverage harkening the death of retail. But every shakeup looks like death and destruction from afar. Hubba has taken a closer look and found that for every bankruptcy headline, there are thousands of unique retail business […]

How Many Hours Should You Invest In Retail Sales Training?

People often ask me, “How many hours does it take for retail sales training?”

Ford fires CEO Mark Fields

Ford is one the most well known motor company in the world, but losing market share and shareholders not really impressed with the reasons to buy the stock has fired CEO Mark Fields to shake up the business and take it in a different direction. Read full story here

The Future of Product Sourcing Means Increased Sales for You

With worldwide eCommerce sales expected to grow to $3.5 trillion by 2019, there is no better time to be an eCommerce retailer! Finding the right opportunities, navigating changing consumer trends, quickly expanding your product offerings, and finding the right suppliers are all paramount for tapping into this projected growth. Here is how you can give […]

Sears’ CEO Blames Vendors

Sears is a well known retail clothing store that has been going through hard financial times since 2007. The business’ sales have been hit hard, but what is more troubling is their lack of inventory. Though many suppliers are unwilling to come out and say it, they have concerns that the retail clothing store may […]

Generational Insights: Hello, How Are You & Gaming

Welcome to my first write-up as part of the Retail Minded team! I’m thrilled to be on board and to bring my insight into the retail and technology sectors for Retail Minded. It’s been inspiring to see how many new and existing Retail Minded clients are as excited as we are about the announcement of my […]

Heavy Ford job Cuts coming

One of the biggest motor company Ford Motors has announced round of layoffs to protect the loss of revenue bad sales and of course profit loss that is upsetting stock holders. This negative impact will be influenced by what Ford considers on the layoffs. They are considering laying off salaried workers to avoid any issues […]

Understanding the Psychology of Waiting In Line Online

Customer experience is crucial in the online retail industry. However, creating a consistently positive experience for each customer that enters your online store can be challenging. What’s the one element that you may not be able to eliminate altogether, but you can work to understand better and mitigate the potential risks moving forward? Waiting in […]

What Data Is Captured By POS Software? Can It Be Used To Improve Business?

Point of sale (POS) software is basically the software used by brick and mortar shops when conducting sales. It may be connected to the cash register or installed in a computer or tablet to take the place of a cash register. Typically, POS software are more complex than cash registers as they are capable of […]

Introducing… Retail Minded’s New Generational Marketer & Writer Jasmine Glasheen

Parker, CO (May 15, 2017) – Retail Minded is thrilled to announce the introduction of Jasmine Glasheen as Retail Minded’s new Generational Marketer – a role specifically created for Glasheen based on her expertise in the retail sector – specifically in supporting businesses looking to capture the attention of Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Show More Summary

How Millennials’ Top 5 Favorite Brands Earn Their Loyalty

By Jasmine Glasheen.  Millennials are about to peak in buying power, whether your business is ready for it or not. But the fact that Generation Y is coming of age financially doesn’t have to be a death knell for your business. There’s a lot of contradictory research out there on Millennial values, purchasing patterns, and […]

Retail Minded Recognized as TOP 100 Retail Blogs to Follow World Wide

Parker, CO (May 13, 2017) – Feedspot.com – a one stop destination that welcomes online users to review and read all their favorite blogs – has revealed their list of TOP 100 RETAIL BLOGS in the world for 2017. Retail Minded is recognized as the #10 out of 100 total blogs, with each blog being ranked […]

Wells Fargo bogus accounts scandal

Opening fake accounts with any bank is a hard to do, but opening over million accounts with one bank is very fishy and illegal. How senior members of Wells Fargo didn’t know about it is a different story. But finding out there might be way more than fake accounts floating around makes you wonder how […]

The last Retail Contrarian

Yes, this is the last blog posting here at Retail Contrarian. After more than thirty years in retail, it is time for me to say goodbye as I move on to another chapter in my life For some time now...

Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

The Fbi director no more James Comey has been fired by President Trump which is raising eyebrows on both groups as Republicans and Democrats regarding the timing of the firing. How will this news affect in the business world? How will Former President Obama respond to this shocking news and a suspicion this arises as […]

Mannequins Versus Dress Forms For Your Displays

Contributed by Patricia Sims, Social Media Coordinator at Store Supply Warehouse Not all mannequins and dress forms are created equal. There’s a significant difference between the two and a lot of factors to consider when choosing what’s right for your store. Let’s dive in and discuss the main purposes of each, as well as the […]

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