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This $299 3D Printer Would Be Perfect For Accessories Designers

With a Kickstarter goal matched in 11 minutes, the Micro 3D printer (which lucky early backers will get for $199) is ready to go into production.  The final retail cost for this admittedly small machine is $299, reasonably accessible to many if not all of 3D printing’s aficionados and early adopters.

Fast Casual Restaurants Find Success in Boosting Alcohol Offerings

We all know that fast casual restaurants are the bright spot of the foodservice industry. So it’s no secret that both quick service and casual dining restaurants are green with envy given fast casual’s continued success – and as a Read on! ?

The Importance of Technology in Real Estate – Q&A with Todd Walls

Technology plays a critical role in shaping real estate strategies, and with the investment pressures today’s retailers face, that need is greater than ever before. We recently spoke with Todd Walls, Buxton’s Chief Innovation Officer, regarding the importance of technology Read on! ?

Remix Ready-Made Home Goods With These 3D Printed Modules [Pics]

TAKT Project's 3-Pring Product rethinks MUJI goods with customized parts.

Fashion Week Australia Is A Victim Of Its Own Success

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney was remarkable, for a while, for gaining global traction despite being out of the way for most editors and buyers, and well out of the standard four-city fashion week circuit.  However, the event seems to be losing steam as its biggest designers move away to show in New York, Paris, and London.

Amazon’s Magic Wand Keeps Your Kitchen Stocked At All Times [Video]

The Amazon Dash is a WiFi and voice-enabled barcode scanner that lets people add items to a shopping list.

A Before-And-After Look At Gentrified New York [Pics]

A photo series reveals the loss of small businesses throughout the metropolis in the past 10 years.

Our 5 Favorite Digital Things This Week

1.  Marc Jacobs is casting his next campaign through public submissions on Instagram and Twitter.  Start hashtagging your selfies with #castmemarc.

Diesel Complements Off-Season Runway Show With Twitter Initiative

Nicola Formichetti, formerly of Thierry Mugler and Lady Gaga’s one-man-styling operation, and no stranger to using tech to get ahead in fashion, is debuting his first collection for Diesel today, with a host of notable tweeters in the audience.

Simple Ways to Kill Time on Slow Days

There are slow days and then there are S.L.O.W.D.A.Y.S. We get it. So what can you do to help motivate yourself and your team to keep the energy of your store alive, upbeat and in the selling spirit? Here are ten tips to get you through slow days… with a focus on helping you thrive [...]

Social Media’s Influence on How Millennials Shop

The elusive Millennial generation is bigger and harder to win over than previous generations. They march to a different tune, one which has been influenced by the fact that they have grown up with technology as a pacifier. Their mindset Read on! ?

5 Reasons Why Millennials Love Fast Casual Pizza

  Just like better burger and better sandwich concepts, the better pizza category is captivating the elusive Millennial generation’s attention – but what’s the allure of this made-to-order pizza segment?   Quick and Easy: Millennials, known for their busy schedules Read on! ?

Retail Minded’s Publisher to Speak at COVERINGS Show

Geneva, IL – April 3, 2014 - The COVERINGS Show, a tile and stone tradeshow for retailers, suppliers, designers and more, will welcome Retail Minded’s Publisher and Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle to their 2014 Show in Las Vegas on May 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show itself opens it’s doors on April [...]

Rachel Shechtman: Top Tips For Young Entrepreneurs [PSFK 2014]

No idea is too big or too crazy, and don't let perfectionism get in the way of finishing a project.

Is Working Retail Bad For Your Health?

A retail salesperson asked me, “Is working retail bad for your health?” My quick answer, was to say “no.” I mean, a salesperson in retail is not like a salesperson selling door-to-door or selling tin siding… However, as a retailContinue reading Is Working Retail Bad For Your Health? »

New Jersey Celebrates 350 Years With Pop Up Shops

In 2014, New Jersey celebrates its 350th Birthday.  That’s right, New Jersey is older than most states… which makes them a pretty good role model to look up to, don’t you think? Although New Jersey is home to the world-famous Jersey Barrier, Sopranos, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey has always been and continues to [...]

Retail Minded Welcomes the CCSA as New Partner

Geneva, IL – April 2, 2014 – The Contemporary Ceramics Studio Association (CCSA) and Retail Minded Magazine have announced their partnership in an effort to better support the independent businesses and retailers within the CCSA organization. Delivered up to twelve times a year, the CCSA will introduce Retail Minded Magazine and other educational resources provided [...]

Ending credit card fraud is the real ‘ROI’ sought by retailers

If you read a recent blog post on the Wall Street Journal’s web site – Card Security Costs Outweigh Benefits for Many – you would think retailers are considering whether it would be a better “return on investment” to just continue paying...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Incorporate Earth Day Into Your Store

Earth Day is around the corner, taking place April 22, 2014. Landing on a Tuesday this year, Earth Day is globally recognized as a day to not only celebrate Earth, but also to take care of it. Since 1970, Earth Day has become a day to recognize ways to better support Mother Nature and the [...]

Washington has a diluted reality of what Americans really want

Humorist Garrison Keillor once wrote, “I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.” For some reason, a number of politicians in Washington have taken this to heart and have decided this is the best way to govern....Show More Summary

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