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Free Marketing Tools from Credit Card Companies

Click on the image below to see some of the many marketing resources that American Express offers to the retailers that accept an American Express card.   Click on the image below to see some of the many marketing resources … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Women and Minority Business Owners

Although these observations by the National Women’s Business Council refer specifically to female business owners, they are equally applicable to minority business owners: “Like all entrepreneurs, women business owners face many challenges in making their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.  Some … Continue reading

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Retail Rents on the Rise Again: The Example of Hong Kong

We know that the cost to rent retail space can be high; and rent varies widely based on the desirability of the location. For instance, the annual rent for a 20,000-foot U.S. retail location in a less desirable area may … Continue reading

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Can a Low-Touch Retailer Succeed in a High-Touch Marketplace?

In the competitive, multi-channel environment of 2013, can a retailer succeed with a “low-touch” approach, whereby little customer service is provided? This seems highly unlikely. Doesn’t it? As Erik Sherman writes for Inc.: “You can’t cost-cut your way to great … Continue reading

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Retailers’ Investment in Technology: An Industry Perspective

In a recent newsletter, Platt Retail Institute reported on research that it conducted on retailers’ use of technology. It summarized the findings, thusly: “In this Research Article, we look at published data, and also compile Census Bureau data, to consider the … Continue reading

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Tracking the Latest Retailing News

Interested in staying on top of the world of retailing with current information? Then, check out one or more of the following resources: https://bermanevansretail.com/valuable-links/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21600465/ns/business-retail/ http://www.retailingtoday.com/section/retail-news http://www.retailwire.com/ http://www.topix.com/business/retail http://www.valueretailnews.com/ http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-retail-industry.html http://www.wwd.com/retail-news 

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Retail Industry Information: Overview of Facts, Research, Data, & Trivia

Interested in learning more about topics such as these: What is the retail industry? Types of retail businesses? U.S. versus global data? Career opportunities? Then click the icon to learn more.   Retail Industry  

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