A Change of Life

Welcome to my life – or should I say, the change of my life. For over fifty years I considered myself a retailer or a retail consultant, as I ran my store, worked with other stores, and gave workshops and seminars on retailing all across the US and Canada. In…

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Is OFF-PRICE for You?

by T.J. Reid   When deciding whether to purchase off-price merchandise for you independently owned specialty store, think of all the ways you can use these items in your inventory. Look at the big picture and decide is there room or reason for this type of goods in you buying plan.…

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How To Survive Renovation Projects

Retailing In A Road Construction Zone Life is good. The store looks great, inventory is just right, and customers are spending money. As Mr. Rogers would say, “It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.” Then it starts – downtown renovation. More business has been lost in the name of progress than…

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Raffles –

When and How DO I Do It? As retailers do more and more to sponsor and take part in charitable causes and help raise funds for different organizations, one of most profitable and easiest option to consider is a raffle.

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