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Trade Hashtags for Handbags at Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop

Customers pay for products with social currency at the money-free London pop-up

Guinness Will Release Blonde American Lager to Revive Sales

The first made-in-America brew from the Irish brand will stray from the company's trademark dark color

Belgian Pilot Store Offers Physical Sales Space for Novice Designers

SCOOP is a launch platform for upcoming designers and labels who lack the resources to open their own outlet

Gourmet Frozen Food Line Inspired by Neighborhood Shops in Paris

Babeth's Feast is a line of gourmet frozen food created by former Parisian Elisabeth de Kergorlay

Shiba Inu Dog Opens Window for Tobacco Shop in Tokyo

Canine shopkeeper greets customers from all around the world

What Can This Small Business #Fail Teach Retailers?

When I was looking to move away from the crowded, noisy, dusty freeways of Los Angeles, I checked out the green Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. While there were no Westins in that part of the world, I did discover a great off-the-beaten-path alternative, the Union Street Guest House in Hudson, NY. A large, spacious suite was outfitted just right. Show More Summary

A Picture Recap of the ASD Show August 2014

There’s a saying that actions speak louder than words, and that’s exactly what the following pictures can offer when reflecting back on the August 3-6, 2014 ASD Show. From busy booths to order writing to packed seminars to stand out vendors, there was a lot to offer at the ASD Show. Here’s a picture recap [...]

Can Branded Facelifts Help Save Cairo’s Street Merchants?

A design-savvy start-up wants to modernize mobile kiosks by partnering them with brands eager to enter the Egyptian market

Musings on leadership, ADS and more

Here are a few random thoughts about leading a retail and service team. Some I’ve posted on Twitter, some have been on my mind recently. I’m the first to say that a positive work environment is important for delivering...

ASD Show Keeps Buyers Busy & Engaged on Day 3

The Las  Vegas Convention Center opened their doors again today, welcoming thousands of buyers and exhibitors alike to the August ASD Show. With categories in gift, fashion, home, toys, apparel, footwear and more, ASD attendees had countless opportunities to discover the best finds for their unique customers and their unique stores. J. Coons Jewelry  Among [...]

Levi’s Launches Interactive Shoppable Film

The new Live in Levi's campaign uses a shoppable video to show the many ways people across the globe wear the denim giant

Foodily, FreshDirect to Make Seamless Online Grocery Shopping

Popcart for Freshdirect allows cooks to get any recipe they need with the click of a button

Day 2 of ASD Show in Las Vegas Impresses in Countless Ways

Day 2 of the ASD Show in Las Vegas was a day to remember! Kicking off the day was keynote speaker Andrew Aviza, Sales Manager of Retail and Commerce for Twitter, who spoke as part of the Independent Retailer Conference presented by LightSpeed POS. Additionally, some other stand out experiences from the day included presentations [...]

E-Cigarette Tracks Nicotine Intake with Indicator Light

Seeking to remove the need for an accompanying app, the Kosmo e-cig gives direct feedback to help smokers quit

Why You Hate To Fire An Employee, And How To Deal With It

My parents divorced when I was 11. For a long time I felt there was something I could have done to have prevented it. That I had some magical power to change the circumstances. I guess it is common in children of divorce. The feeling that the past could somehow have been different. Life has taught me that letting go and acknowledging what is leads to a more productive life.

Trust is at the heart

Trust is at the heart of any successful retailer’s business. A retailer who cannot trust his or her employees is asking for many problems! A buyer who cannot trust the vendors he or she does business with will pay for that misguided activity in the future. Certainly, a retailer who does not have the trust [...]

Day 1 of ASD Show Opens With a Bang

The ASD Show in Las Vegas is known to offer a diverse assortment of items for retailers of all sectors to enjoy. From fine diamonds to home decor to fashion accessories to beauty goods to novelty gifts and more, the ASD Show truly has it all. The first day of the August ASD Show was [...]

Zappos Tests a Digital Personal Assistant

The online retailer unveiled a new service called 'Ask Zappos'

National Retail Federation Launches Small Business Retail Council

The National Retail Federation today announced the formation of the Small Business Retail Council to organize, recruit and engage Main Street merchants and independent community retailers in grassroots advocacy activities. The Council...Show More Summary

CMC Anticipates Exciting August LA Fashion Market: New Resources, Spring 15 Previews & Runway Show

Thousands of Holiday/Resort 2014 collections will be available to buyers during Los Angeles Fashion Market, Monday – Thursday, August 4 – 7, 2014, hosted at the California Market Center (CMC), with Sunday, August 3rd, open for Preview. Resources can be found throughout hundreds of CMC showrooms, Fashion Market Temporaries and the LA Kids Market. In […]

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