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05/01/2012 - Clash of the Retail Titans
There was once a time when Walmart and Amazon grew simultaneously, serving different demographics and merchandising needs.

11/01/2011 - Novelties & Souvenirs Forecast
Although the economy continues to be sluggish, innovative gift and novelty dealers are finding ways to engage shoppers and bring some fun to a marketplace that desperately needs a few smiles.

07/01/2011 - Footwear Suppliers Basic Styles And Tropical Sandals Are Hot
From sandals on the Fourth of July to toe socks at Christmas, footwear and hosiery are always in season.

05/01/2011 - Fashion Wholesaler Thrives With Great Prices And Variety
EMart Wholesale has a simple and solid philosophy that is serving the company well in these troubled economic times.

03/01/2011 - Online Retail Sales Rise 11 Percent
Ecommerce research firm comScore Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2010 U.S. retail ecommerce sales estimates.

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.

12/01/2010 - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific
Grace King is a wholesaler with a mission. "I started my company in 2007, when the price of oil was getting high.

11/01/2010 - Sporting Goods
Is there such a thing as an industry that's truly RECESSION-proof?

10/01/2010 - Quality Italian Air Fresheners
Car wash magnate Ira Feinberg has been an entrepreneur, inventor, and industry expert for close to 50 years.

09/01/2010 - Big Lots For Small Retailers
Justin Starnes, general manager of Eagle Eye Wholesalers, is still young but possesses more experience than many retail veterans.

07/01/2010 - A Walk Through the Footwear Industry
Some 18 months ago, the footwear industry was very much feeling the effects of the global economic crisis.

03/01/2010 - Gift Dropship.com Offers Preloaded Sites
After a retailer, eBay store, flea marketer or anyone else who sells product sets up an account at Gift Dropship.com, they can simply visit that website, order the product and have it shipped in their store's name to their customer

02/01/2010 - Online Shopping Boom Expected
The Internet looks to be poised to become an even bigger force than ever in the world of retail in 2010.

02/01/2010 - Bright Forecast for Sunglasses
"The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades," pop group, Timbuk 3, famously declared in 1989.

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.

11/01/2009 - What Makes Web Retail Tick
Calling ecommerce, "The bright side of retail," during her keynote address at the 2009 Shop.org Annual Summit, Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research spelled out six things online retailers have done right.

11/01/2009 - Toys R Us Opens Pop Ups
Toys 'R' Us Inc. has announced it will set up 350 temporary stores and toy boutiques during the holiday season.

10/01/2009 - Tips for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.

10/01/2009 - RECESSION Proof Pet Products
In a downturn economy, people may not feel comfortable spending money on themselves, but at My Shopping Tree, they are finding that possibly for that very reason, sales of personalized pet products are way up.

10/01/2009 - Opinions Sway Youth
Younger shoppers are most influenced by online opinions, according to a study by Hill & Knowlton.

10/01/2009 - Fed Extends Loan Program
The Federal Reserve has extended a program intended to spur lending to consumers and small businesses, at lower rates.

10/01/2009 - Dress for Less - the New Normal
"Clothes make the man," goes the old saying, to which Mark Twain once waggishly added, "Naked people have little or no influence on society."

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.

09/01/2009 - Small Biz Bullish
Significant numbers of U.S. small business owners exude optimism about the American economy, even amid today's many corporate bailouts and industry wide rescue plans, according to a new national study.

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 - Loyalty Programs on Rise
Participation in loyalty or rewards programs has increased 19 percent since 2007, according to a recent study by Colloquy, a Cincinnati based research firm. marketing

09/01/2009 - Green Equals Green Dollars
One would have to be in a coma to miss this decade's retail buzzword: Green.

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?

09/01/2009 - Buyers Seek Bargains
The economic downturn has more consumers turning to the Internet to find lower cost items and services, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life project.

08/01/2009 - Top Housewares Trends
Respecting Generational Divides, Living Within Our Means, the Live In Kitchen, the Green Kitchen, the Wellness Kitchen and Cooking for Fun are the most important trends at work in the consumer marketplace of the future.

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 - Online Retailers Shift Tactics
The economy is forcing web retailers to change their marketing tactics, in order to acquire and retain customers.

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 - Business Booms at Overstock Avenue
It's 2009, the economy is in a slump, and business is booming at Overstock Avenue.

06/01/2009 - Opportunity Knocks For Home Furnishings and Housewares
The market for home furnishings and housewares has been affected just as deeply by the RECESSION as any other sector

06/01/2009 - Accept European Payment Preferences
Many European consumers prefer to pay online with such methods as checks, eWallets, debit cards and electronic bank transfers, according to a study by CyberSource Corp.

05/01/2009 - Jewelry and Watches Shine Online
Diamonds, as 007 would have it, may be forever. But diamond sales are a different matter.

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.

04/01/2009 - Green is RECESSION Proof
Despite concerns over the economy, 82 percent of consumers indicate they are buying products conceived to be environmentally friendly.

04/01/2009 - Discounters Reign
Consumers will continue to be more focused on discounts and essentials, putting discount and warehouse stores in a better position than luxury and upscale apparel chains this year.

04/01/2009 - Anti-Aging Market Booms
Anti-aging products jumped to the forefront of facial skincare sales in 2008, opening retailers' doors to increased sales and profits.

03/01/2009 - Web Sales Rising
Despite the RECESSION, online retail sales will likely keep climbing in 2009.

03/01/2009 - U.S. Ecommerce Comeback Seen by 2010
Ecommerce in the United States is expected to climb back to last year's levels by 2010 after experiencing slowing growth in 2009 due to the RECESSION, a research group said recently.

03/01/2009 - Study Sees Web Gains in Downturn
A significant group of consumers, identified as, "RECESSION shoppers," indicated in a recent study that they will do more shopping online this year if their financial situation worsens.

03/01/2009 - Store Survival Solutions
"This year, more than ever, retailers need to be at the top of their game," noted Pam Danziger, who is president of Unity Marketing, a retail consulting firm in Stevens, PA.

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 - Fashion Accessories Forecast
It's no secret that consumers are scrutinizing their purchases carefully. And while many may deny themselves whole new spring or summer wardrobes, the desire to spiff up for the seasons ahead is alive and well.

03/01/2009 - Banks Boost Business
Not all banks are tightening credit. As big banks struggle, community banks are stepping in to offer loans and lines of credit to small business owners.

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.

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