Merchandising

Jim Fortier Opens Blueprint 5 in Rhode Island

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Blueprint 5, with 1,200 sq. ft. of selling space designed by BKLYN Dry Goods, features a mix of better contemporary and classic brands.

Should I Land All Seasonal Inventory Early?

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Do I run the chance of missing sales by not landing all my seasonal inventory early?”

How Macy’s Uses Omni-Channel to Reach Millennials

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Molly Langenstein, EVP of men’s and children’s at Macy’s, talks about reaching Millennials with an omni-channel approach.

Adding Men’s Accessories and Jewelry to Your Store

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A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Is is worth adding accessories, particularly jewelry, to my store’s mix?”

Merchandising Furnishings: You’re Doing it Wrong

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Gitman’s Dana Dean and John Minahan are visiting stores on a crusade to change the way specialty retailers sell shirts and ties.

Butch Blum: Celebrating 40 Years and a Brand New Store!

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Karen Alberg Grossman: Butch Blum hosted a charity gala, fashion show and auction to support five Seattle charities that work with at-risk children.

Ask the Experts: Predicting Holiday Traffic

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt: “Last holiday started out great in November and then sputtered in December. Is there any way to understand what will happen this year?”

Ask the Experts: What Trends Will Drive Spring Sales?

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A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Are there any trends in the spring collections that we should get excited about and ready to push to our customers?”

Guest Editorial: Quit Whining and Do Something!

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Jack Abelson: Retailers need to focus on what they control and not what is out of their hands.

Opening Customers

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Karen Alberg Grossman: I learned a few lessons about attracting new customers from Strong Suit’s recent made-to-measure trunk show at A.K. Rikk’s in Grand Rapids Mich.