Category Archives: Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing

This sub-category encompasses developing and implementing merchandise plans, financial merchandise management, and pricing in retailing.

Three Shopping Center Videos

Take a look at how three shopping locations are marketing themselves to potential retail tenants (and, sometimes, to customers).   (Videos from Business Insider)  

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Online Couponing in the United States

Over the last several years, the very nature of couponing has changed dramatically. As a supplement/replacement for traditional print coupons, the use of online coupons is booming. Here are the most popular products for online couponers — by gender. You … Continue reading

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2017: The Leading 100 U.S. Retailers

Each year, Stores publishes a list of the leading U.S. Retailers. The 2017 report is now available: “Welcome to [our] Top 100 Retailers issue. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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AI Applications in Retailing

As we have noted before, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by retail companies and others has really taken off. The best is still yet to come — exemplified by the video clips below. According to Bryan Wilson, reporting for … Continue reading

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Offering a True Fit for Gift Shoppers

Consumers spend a lot of time (and money) shopping for others. Sometimes they enter the right information and sometimes they don’t. That’s why the gift receipt was invented for refunds. 🙂 Now, True Fit has devised a new app (“Shop … Continue reading

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Dutch Supermarket Plus: Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Most parents want their children to eat healthy. But they also know how difficult this can be with resistant kids. So how do we get children to eat healthier? Here’s one clever way as reported by Alexandra Jardine for Creativity: … Continue reading

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