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Best Blogs for Small Retailers

There are many great online resources for small business, including the Web sites of Small Business Administration, Entrepreneur, and Inc. They deal with a variety of topics to assist startups and other small businesses. In addition, there are numerous blogs … Continue reading

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Retailers and Instagram

Instagram now has 500 million active users, and it is rapid pulling away from Twitter (whose user base has been rather stagnant). Instagram’s popularity has not gone unnoticed by retailers who have been posting pictures and videos in great numbers. … Continue reading

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The Best Category Captains for Convenience Stores

Each year, Convenience Store News (CSN) recognizes the best category captains in this retailing sector. As CSN’s Don Longo reports for its 2016 winners: “Category captains are in your customers’ brains. These category leaders not only know what consumers want to eat, … Continue reading

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What Do YOU Think Are Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads Ever?

During the first 49 Super Bowls, there have been a lot of TV commercials presented, and billions of dollars spent on them. So, which of these commercials are considered the best and which the worst? Before reading the experts’ choices, … Continue reading

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Web Sites That Get the Pricing Process Right

Lots of shoppers explore their favorite Web sites looking for information — and sometimes, even to purchase. The way that prices are presented online can go a long way toward determining whether people or motivated or demotivated to buy an … Continue reading

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Best-Reviewed Retailing Books on Amazon

To end the year of 2014 on an inspiring note, here are several of the best-reviewed books on retailing (by Amazon readers). How many of these books have you read? Why not add a couple of them to your list … Continue reading

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What Do Container Store, Costco, and Whole Foods Have in Common? (Besides Their Success)

While the national debate about the minimum wage still rages (see 1) — and many retailers oppose any increase, some retail chains have gained a competitive edge through higher wages. They believe that happy employees mean happy customers. Three such … Continue reading

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