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Let’s Celebrate Indie Retail It’s July, and that means it’s Independent Retailer Month. The annual campaign encourages communities to support their local businesses, pointing out that each dollar spent at a local business creates value for the whole community. Your store can build promotions around the campaign; postcards, posters and other materials are available atMore »

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Optimism and High-Tech at NRF’s Annual Show Over the last year, there was lots of doom-and-gloom talk of a retail apocalypse, with predictions that brick-and-mortars would be crushed by online sellers, particularly Amazon. But holiday sales went surprisingly well, increasing during November and December by 5.5 percent over the same period in 2016—the largest year-over-yearMore »

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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 »