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Independent Retailer Contest Offers Recognition, Opportunities

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Independent We Stand (IWS), a movement that exists to support independent businesses, is hosting its seventh annual contest to help recognize a locally owned small business that has gone above and beyond to deliver great customer service and community support. According to the ... Read More »

Target CEO Discusses Innovation, Changing Demographics

Target

Target CEO Brian Cornell recently offered his perspective on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, Target’s plans for the future, as well as the company’s changing customer demographics, according to a report from The Star Tribune, which is located near Target’s ... Read More »

Home Improvement Spending to Reach $316B

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According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Americans are expected to spend $316 billion on home improvement upgrades this year, reports The Wall Street Journal. Because of this growth in home improvement spending, home improvement retailers have continued to ... Read More »

Expert Perspective: Retail Is… Merchandising

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Dustin Kaehr is a retail consultant with over 17 years of experience working with independent retailers, national retail chains and small businesses. He frequently presents seminars and training sessions throughout North ... Read More »

Generation Z Consumers Want Unique, High-Quality Products

Generation Z is steadily entering the economy and retailers need to be prepared. The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently partnered with IBM to learn more about this emerging consumer demographic. The resulting study, Uniquely Generation Z, charts the traits and ... Read More »

Millennials Want a Retail Experience

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Millennials and the generation group after them, Gen Z, make up nearly half of the U.S. population, which is good news for the retail sector, according to a recent Forbes article. However, Forbes says that the economic environment that this ... Read More »

Beyond Grass: Other Options for Lawns

Lawn design and home ownership have changed over the last few decades, altering how we think about the classic front yard and fenced in back patios of previous days. Not every home now needs a full yard of neatly cut ... Read More »

City in Florida Wins 2017 America’s Main Streets Award

Independent We Stand has recognized DeLand, Florida, as the winner of its second annual America’s Main Streets contest. As the 2017 grand prize winner, the community’s downtown will receive $25,000. Independent We Stand, an organization that exists to promote small businesses, hosts the contest as a ... Read More »