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01/06/2015 - Independent Retailer Magazine Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 2015 Retail Forecast
Independent Retailer magazine, the leading trade publication for independent retail store owners, celebrates their 25th anniversary with a forward-looking 2015 Retail Outlook special issue.
10/01/2012 - Adams Creates RealComfort Barstool
For more than 30 years, Adams Manufacturing Corp. has dedicated itself to creating safe, easy-to-use, affordable products, from high quality suction cups and holiday accessories to stackable folding resin furniture.
10/01/2012 - The Spirit of St Louis Wholesale
St. Louis Wholesale's owner and founder, Craig Pinkerton, has come a long way since his first wholesale purchase. Had he not taken an initial risk, St. Louis Wholesale would never have been created.
07/01/2012 - The Green Revolution
Cloud computing, data and applications housed in a centralized data center rather than various offices maintaining their own server farm, offers significant benefits to companies and to employees. Tele-working is on the rise, as it helps employees balance work-life demands and it offers true cost savings to both employee and employer.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
04/01/2011 - Fragrance Maker Inspired To Launch New Products After Brush With Death
In the face of catastrophe, truly courageous people fight back and take a new look at all the facets of their lives.
03/01/2011 - Hot-Selling History?
Even 150 years later, the Civil War has the power to move minds and hearts.
01/01/2011 - Exit Sales Tackles Fishing Gear Online
Over the course of a long and busy professional life, Bobby Fowler has come full circle.
11/01/2010 - Fashion Knockoff Ban?
U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation to protect fashion brands from knockoffs, but some believe the proposed rules would hurt both the industry and consumers, RetailWire reports.
08/01/2010 - Rotating MOVA Globe
The amazing MOVA Globe is a truly one of a kind item that's powered by solar energy and the earth's magnetism, so that no batteries or wires are required.
06/01/2010 - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll
The home furnishings and housewares segment of consumer goods has come through the economic downturn with mostly flying colors, according to both U.S. government statistics and purveyors of goods in the category
11/01/2009 - Push for Internet Privacy
An assembly of 10 consumer advocacy groups, including the U.S. Public Interest Research Group...
11/01/2009 - Kiosks Spread Fun
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel.
10/01/2009 - Kiosks Rev Up for Christmas
What is true for every retailer is equally true, if not more so, for kiosk and cart vendors: the need to make the most of the holiday season.
10/01/2009 - Jewelry and Watches for Holiday Profits
It's not just retailers who need a bright holiday season. Consumers do, too! After holding back on spending and getting by on basics, they are ready to celebrate with gifts that add some sparkle to the season.
10/01/2009 - Banking on Nostalgia Again
WILD BILL'S POSTERS has added a line of buttons based on what the company's owner, BILL Ziegler, calls, "remakes of the 1960s," which have come back to popularity.
08/01/2009 - Website Aids Loans
America's Recovery Capital (ARC) loans are government mandated interest free loans designed to help small businesses.
06/01/2009 - Push to Repeal Shoe Tax
The National Retail Federation is pressing Congress to pass legislation that would eliminate tariffs on a wide range of low cost imported shoes.
05/01/2009 - More Web Taxes Looming
More states are joining New York in efforts to tax web sales by affiliates.
05/01/2009 - GiftCards.com Cuts Fee
GiftCards.com has eliminated the monthly maintenance fee on its NMF Visa gift cards until the gift card expires.
04/01/2009 - Stimulus BILL Falls Short
The government's economic stimulus plan doesn't include many provisions that directly benefit small businesses, according to economists.
04/01/2009 - Payments From Bank Accounts
A new payment system called Mazooma enables online shoppers to pay directly from their bank accounts.
03/01/2009 - Diverse Products Push Sales
Diverse products and categories can fill the BILL for kiosk and cart vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
02/01/2009 - FTC Studies Minimum Price Rules
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that it will hold a series of four to six workshops to gather information on the impact of a controversial court decision that makes it easier for manufacturers to set minimum prices.
02/01/2009 - Cash Flow: Key to Survival
Insufficient cash flow jeopardizes any business any time.
01/01/2009 - Tips for Selling in Tough Times
As economic times become more difficult and uncertainty increases, many business owners have found it tough to sell their products.
01/01/2009 - Retailing to Etailing
Independent retail businesses still without a website are not alone. According to a recent study by research firm, Warrillow & Co., a whopping 59 percent of small businesses do not have a site yet.
01/01/2009 - Buyers Love Kelli's Gifts
One of the many reasons Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers is so successful is because Mike and Lori Cohen spent twenty years buying for their own 100 or so gift shops before they began selling to others.
12/01/2008 - Customizing Wallets
LEATHER INC. offers fashionable flat wallets and cell phone pouches that are decorated with the retailer's choice of more than 100 different designs of silver and gold plated conchos.
11/01/2008 - MBK Guarantees Sales
Money back guarantees are a rarity in the closeout wholesale liquidation business.
11/01/2008 - Designers Move from Class to Mass
Such high fashion designers as Vera Wang and Stella McCartney are among those shifting to lower priced lines, in order to gain wider recognition across a broader customer base.
11/01/2008 - CSB Offers Sizzling Housewares
Over three decades, Bob Schmeizer, joined later by his son, Scott, built CSB Commodities Inc. into a prosperous wholesaler of housewares.
11/01/2008 - Consumers Love Coupons
As Americans attempt to stretch their disposable dollars, we are becoming a nation of coupon clippers.
10/01/2008 - Congress Eyes Hot Web Goods
A BILL submitted in Congress would require operators of web auction sites to identify and review the operations of those suspected of selling high volumes of merchandise stolen from retail stores.
10/01/2008 - Alliance Expands Prepaid Cards
A new relationship between Citi, which is the world's largest provider of credit cards, and Green Dot Corporation, which supplies retail based financial products and services, will expand the retail distribution of prepaid debit and gift cards.
09/01/2008 - Winning Kiosk Programs
Winning cart and kiosk programs can be fashioned around a wildly diverse choice of product categories.
09/01/2008 - RedRoller Perfects Shipping & Savings
Just when you thought there were no more great ideas left to be discovered on the Internet, along comes RedRoller.
09/01/2008 - Liss Eliminates The Middleman
Twenty five years ago, Robert Liss recognized overseas manufacturers' need to obtain distribution in the U.S. and buyers' need to gain their products at affordable prices.
08/01/2008 - Checkout Options
Some retailers and wholesalers are still using their websites as more of an online catalog than an ecommerce engine and it is a shame to see them leaving so much money on the table.
08/01/2008 - Banking on Nostalgia
WILD BILL'S POSTERS produces cardboard memories, on the premise that consumers like to return to times when gas was under $1 a gallon and commodities were priced, "within reason," says owner, BILL Ziegler.
07/01/2008 - Win with Liquidation.com
You might think that a website like Liquidation.com would balk at the suggestion that it is, "the eBay for wholesale liquidations."
06/01/2008 - Licensed Characters From NJ Croce
In 1983, when Nick Croce, Jr's father, Nicholas, announced that they were switching from brassware to Gumby products, Nick Jr thought he was crazy.
06/01/2008 - Laura's Country Candles Expands
Laura's Country Candles has expanded and moved in both a literal and virtual way. It has relocated to 1141 Lincoln Road in Allegan, MI, and it has also launched a new website at www.laurascountrycandles.com.
05/01/2008 - Identity Marketing
Retailers employ different marketing strategies these days. As competition for consumers' disposable dollars intensifies, retailers take very different routes to improving and maintaining their market share.
05/01/2008 - Energy Saving Kit
DOMIA LTD., a developer of energy saving products in the United Kingdom, has created, "Bye Bye Standby," an energy saving kit which is now available in the U.S. The kit provides an easy way to cut wasteful standby power.
04/01/2008 - Web Cash Payment Sparks Sales
As lending standards tighten and credit card interest mounts, several online retailers are reacting by offering interest free, cash payment checkout options for shoppers.
04/01/2008 - Shine With Bright Products
Good times or bad, people respond to products and services that give them a personal and psychological boost.
04/01/2008 - Selling By Instinct At OBI
Tim Choklett, President of Opportunity Buys, Inc. (OBI), instinctively understands what people want. In grade school, he removed the centers of books to sell pieces of bubblegum he had purchased in bags.
04/01/2008 - Rebates Reward Retailers
Businesses will be directly helped by the new economic stimulus legislation passed by Congress. But small businesses in general, and retailers in particular, may get the biggest lift from consumers spending their tax rebates.
03/01/2008 - Niches Boost Apparel Sales
The retail apparel sector can benefit significantly by expansion into niche clothing markets. A wide range of suppliers specializing in niches have gained strength nationwide, and also in geographic areas with differing demographics.