Opinions

Ask the Experts: How to Start a Rewards Program

Jake Fell 2014-FEATURED

Marketing expert Jake Fell describes a straightforward plan to implement a rewards program at your store.

Ask the Experts: What Trends Will Drive Spring Sales?

StevePruitt-FEATURED

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!

Jack Abelson-FEATURED

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

Ask the Experts: Is Your POS System Ready for Apple Pay?

Michael-Dattoma-FEATURED

A reader asks POS systems expert Michael Dattoma, “How does Apple Pay work and how I can prepare my store for it?”

Ask the Experts: Holiday Sales Predictions

StevePruitt-FEATURED

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

Ask the Experts: Branding Your Store Online

Jake Fell 2014-FEATURED

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

StevePruitt-FEATURED

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?

Jack Abelson

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.