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INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors. Each monthly issue is packed with new product ideas, supplier profiles, retailing news, and business strategies to help you succeed.

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04/01/2012 - Back-to-School Online
While kids are currently counting down to the first day of summer vacation, RETAILers are already merchandising for the new school year, filling their stockrooms with the essentials and the forecasted must-haves.

04/01/2011 - Rules of Mobile Marketing
In today's four-screen marketing world, designing an ideal mobile site is becoming more important than ever for the e-RETAILer.

03/01/2011 - Fearless Halloween Forecast
For RETAILers looking to cash in on America's love of Halloween, there are no tricks, even in a down economy.

01/01/2011 - Moving To Mobile Ecommerce
Converging trend lines show that the importance of mobile computing and smartphone shopping is beginning to be seen on the RETAIL front.

12/01/2010 - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION recently released a list of top holiday trends, based on its holiday RETAIL forecast.

09/01/2010 - Rules of Mobile Marketing
In today's four-screen marketing world, designing an ideal mobile site is becoming more important than ever for the e-RETAILer.

05/01/2010 - The Rise of Mobile Apps
To date, the world of mobile RETAIL has been confined largely to promotion and marketing. But that looks to be changing greatly in the coming years, with a move into outright sales and revenue production via mobile applications.

01/01/2010 - Asia's Global Empire
"Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."

01/01/2010 - Small Electronics Review
Trying to recapture some "Ho-ho-ho," from this past holiday season, as opposed to the "No, no, no," that characterized most of 2009.

09/01/2009 - No To Health Mandates & VAT
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION has urged Congressional committees working on healthcare reform to reject any form of employer mandate.

09/01/2009 - Gift Wholesalers Hopeful for the Holidays
As with every business sector, those working in the gift industry have just one question regarding the recession: Is it over yet?

08/01/2009 - RETAIL Crime Jumps
Organized RETAIL crime activity rose eight percent in the past year, according to the NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION's fifth annual Organized RETAIL Crime Survey.

08/01/2009 - NRF Opposes VAT Tax
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION is urging the House Ways and Means Committee not to consider a value added tax (VAT) as a means of funding healthcare reform.

08/01/2009 - Christmas and Holiday Buying Preview
"It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays," goes the old saying, and while the summer months may seem a bit premature to start contemplating the upcoming holiday.

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.

06/01/2009 - Major RETAIL Groups Merge
Two will join, seeking to create a single trade association to represent RETAIL interests in Washington.

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 - NRF Defends Same As Cash
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION has asked Congress to overturn recent Federal Reserve regulations that would effectively ban popular "same as cash" offers.

03/01/2009 - Indys Buck Tide
Examples of independent merchants that are weathering choppy economic waters better than their giant RETAIL brethren continue to be reported in many parts of the country.

03/01/2009 - Consumers Set Priorities
While the economy is forcing many consumers to make sacrifices in order to save a few bucks, a handful of must-have expenditures remain on the list.

02/01/2009 - Payroll Tax Holiday
The NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business (NFIB) has called on Congress to pass a six month payroll tax holiday as part of any economic stimulus package.

02/01/2009 - NRF Seeks Tax Holidays
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION (NRF) has asked President Obama to incorporate a series of NATIONAL sales tax holidays into the upcoming economic stimulus legislation.

02/01/2009 - Asias Got the Goods
"Made in China" is a tag that most American consumers are familiar with. Asia has long been a great source of merchandise, ranging from toys to electronics to jewelry, apparel and accessories.

01/01/2009 - Relaxed Return Policies
More than half (52 percent) of RETAILers surveyed by the NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION (NRF) said their return policies for the holiday season will be more lenient than for the rest of the year.

11/01/2008 - RETAILers See Strength Online
Online RETAILers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.

11/01/2008 - How to Build An Email List
Email building for a small business need not be especially time consuming or difficult. Here are some easy ways to build a list to increase traffic to a RETAIL website and increase sales.

11/01/2008 - Challenging Holiday Season
Forecasters see gains in RETAIL sales over the holidays, but the gains are expected to be less than in years past.

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.

09/01/2008 - Inflation Dilutes Rebate Impact
While acknowledging that the government's rebate checks intended to stimulate the economy have helped significantly.

09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases

08/01/2008 - Fighting Organized RETAIL Crime
As organized RETAIL crime continues to plague the industry, RETAILers are getting more serious about uncovering, dismantling and prosecuting the responsible individuals and crime rings.

08/01/2008 - Broadband Ramps Up
Two separate studies show that broadband is having an increasingly positive impact on Internet sales.

07/01/2008 - FTC Proposals Hit Resistance
The volume of information Internet companies gather about consumers has long raised concerns over privacy.

04/01/2008 - Tax Refunds
Millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting a tax refund from Uncle Sam.

03/01/2008 - Small Biz Trends
While the Federal Reserve is focused on the problems of the large banks, small business owners are showing some worry about inflation.

03/01/2008 - Halloween & Party Items Spell Fun
Halloween items and party supply products are certainly not always similar by nature.

02/01/2008 - RETAIL Tax Debate
The debate on Internet taxation is underway, and not surprisingly, brick and mortar RETAILers online, and other direct merchants have opposing views.

01/01/2008 - RETAIL Crime and eFencing
The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security recently held a hearing, in preparation for new legislation aimed at cracking down on organized RETAIL crime.

11/01/2007 - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket
Apparel has become the largest and fastest growing component of internet product sales. Combined online sales of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories, excluding jewelry, moved ahead of computer hardware and software in 2006.

11/01/2007 - NRF Pushes Web Tax
The NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION (NRF) and nearly 100 RETAILers and trade associations are asking Congress to approve legislation

10/01/2007 - Five Business Burdens
There are very few entrepreneurs who would trade owning their own business for anything in the world.

09/01/2007 - Private Label Booms
The nation's top RETAILers are differentiating by using private brands that customers can't find elsewhere.

09/01/2007 - Crime Savvy RETAILers
RETAIL losses from theft and fraud have reached an all time high.

09/01/2007 - Back to School Update
Spending on back to school merchandise this fall is expected to average $563.49, up 6.9 percent from last year's average of $527.08.

08/01/2007 - NRF Nixes Protectionism
On the premise that proposed legislation to strengthen trade laws would stifle competition, the NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION (NRF) is urging a Senate committee to reject these U.S. trade remedy laws.

08/01/2007 - Create A Dress Code
Is this a familiar scenario or one you fear? A female candidate dresses like a professional for the job interview, but shows up on the first day of work in a tank top and miniskirt.

06/01/2007 - Vietnam Trade Monitoring
American RETAILers have sharply curtailed orders for apparel from Vietnam since our government began a program of monitoring imports, with an eye to possible antidumping actions, according to the NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION.

05/01/2007 - Union Bill Riles RETAILers
As a bill that would significantly ease union member recruitment moves to the Senate, RETAIL and business associations' opposition is growing.

04/01/2007 - Versatile Kiosk From NCR
With a depth of less than three inches and a weight of 11 pounds, the NCR EasyPoint Advantage, announced recently by NCR Corporation, is built to provide RETAILers with a versatile, yet ultra compact self-service kiosk solution.

04/01/2007 - RETAILers Push Global Trade
RETAILers are urging Congress to extend presidential Trade Promotion Authority. World Trade Organization negotiators are now getting back to work on the Doha Round trade talks, but without Congressional approval, TPA will expire this summer.

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