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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 »

Designs & Displays: Perfect Floor Plans

Where to place your pointe shoe fitting area or the best spot to merchandise fashion leotards are decisions that deserve serious consideration. “The goal of a successful store layout is to draw customers through the store, exposing them to all your merchandise and your brand,” says Becky Tyre, retail consultant and owner of the RetailMore »

Seen & Heard: Marking Down Inventory to Clear Room for New Merchandise

When to mark down items can be a tricky business. New seasonal inventory and shifting trends can determine that it’s time to bring prices down on certain items, and then there are those pieces that just won’t sell. Keeping stock too long takes up precious shelf or rack space needed for newer or seasonal itemsMore »