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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 »

Smoke in the Air: Helping Your Customers Barbecue Better

May Means National Barbecue Month The weather is growing warmer, and lovers of the backyards all over North America are starting to crack their patio doors. Greeting them will be (or should be) a slightly smoky vista flavored with hickory, ... Read More »

Home Depot Customer Information Exposed

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A spreadsheet including about 8,000 Home Depot customers’ transaction details and personal information was briefly posted on a Home Depot website for an unknown length of time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Although financial data was not included in the information, this comes a ... Read More »

Expert Perspective: Retail Is… Technology

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To view a PDF of this story, click here. Technology is an ever-changing, ever-advancing piece of your business, your life and the lives of your customers. Think about how quickly our reaction to new technology goes from “wow” to “duh.” ... Read More »