Opinions

Holiday Sales Predictions

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “What should we expect for holiday sales?”

Ask the Experts: Branding Your Store Online

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A retailer asks marketing expert Jake Fell, “What steps should I take to brand my business exceptionally online?”

Question of the Week

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Karen Alberg Grossman’s question of the week on Facebook is about learning from a tough season.

Ask the Experts: Anticipating Slowing Profits

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Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt on how independent retailers should react to a slowing sales cycle.

In the Market: Spring 2015

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Elise Diamantini highlights a few of her latest showroom visits.

Guest Editorial: Inflation? Really, Where?

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Jack Abelson: One only need check the mail to see why inflation will not be a problem in the near future: We have been a sale/rebate society for more than 30 years.

Guest Editorial: Embrace the Internet or Turn Off the Lights

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Fred Rosenfeld: As apparel merchants, we are finding it impossible to isolate the web; it’s just part of what we do.

The DLS Pitti Uomo Report

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Lee Leonard of DLS Outfitters shares his favorite collections and displays from Pitti Uomo.

Achieving Balance Between Sales and Inventory

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Steve Pruitt advises a retailer seeking balance between his buys and his sales.

Guest Editorial: Prom Season is the New Christmas

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Steven Valenti, a retailer in Pittsfield, Mass., found a new way to grow his sales and his customer base.