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Small and Strong, That’s You Amazon and its battle with Walmart and other big-box and chain retailers dominates retailing news these days. How can small retailers hope to compete? By going with their considerable strengths, concluded a recent online discussion among members of RetailWire’s Brain Trust, a group of retail analysts, business academics, CEOs, marketersMore »

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Gaynor Minden has introduced two new “nude” colors for its satin pointe shoes—cappuccino and espresso—and the company has been getting enthusiastic and appreciative feedback. As Annellyse Munroe, Ailey II alum, wrote: “Now—because the color of my Gaynors complements my skin tone—I no longer have to dye my shoes.” Not having to spend time on theMore »

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COLOR OF THE YEAR Who doesn’t welcome new beginnings? Spring is not far off, with its fresh yellow-green buds—and Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is a zesty yellow-green shade called Greenery. Beyond its association with foliage, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says that “‘Greenery’ bursts forth with the hopeMore »