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Lowe’s and Target Go Smaller to Get Bigger

Lowe’s is a leading retailer that specializes in home improvement and hardware stores across North America. According to its Web site, Lowe’s generates nearly $60 billion annually in revenues, operates about 1,850 retail stores, serves about  million retail and professional customers … Continue reading

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Larger Retailers Having Trouble in India

As the world’s second-largest market in the world, India has been attracting a number of foreign retail chains. While some are succeeding, others have had a tough time. The “mom-and-pop” store remains extremely popular in India. Here is a recent … Continue reading

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Big Retailers Opening Smaller Stores

As we reported last year, many big-box retailers have been adding smaller stores to appeal to different market segments. Wal-Mart is one of those that is actively following this approach. In 2013 alone, the firm plans to open 115 small-format … Continue reading

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How Small Businesses Can Determine Their Financial Value

Let’s say that you owned a gift shop, a restaurant, or a clothing store for five years. Wouldn’t you WANT to know what the financial value of your business is? Of course, you would. But most small business owners have no … Continue reading

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For Small Retailers, Location Can Build A Customer Base

Location planning is important for store-based retailers — especially for independents and entrepreneurs starting out. This is illustrated in the video below.  

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Why Shopping Small (Business) Matters

Despite the growth and popularity of large retail chains, many people also enjoy shopping at small firms. This infographic shows why small business shopping still is quite important.  November 24 is Small Business Saturday. Learn about business intelligence tools. Thanks … Continue reading

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How Small Retailers Can Compete During the Coming Holiday Season

Still coping in NY. (No power at home. 🙂 ) But, back to blogging. _________________________________________________________________ Small retailers have many points of differentiation against their big-time competitors, such as a more personal approach and a more convenient location. Anita Campbell, writing … Continue reading

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