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Taking Your Business Outside

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Training and maintaining a strong staff is one of the key tenets of a retail business. Your staff is the face of your business for many of your customers. It could be ... Read More »

It’s Time to Address Workplace Harassment

workplace harassment

Many breaking news headlines over the past year have highlighted a problem that can happen in any business or industry: workplace harassment. While the Hollywood elite and CEOs of major corporations have been in the spotlight, employees across many industries ... Read More »

Retailers Find Value in Relationships That Defy Expectations

friends

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Making friends as an adult can be challenging, and it’s often intimidating to be the first to break the ice at industry events. Creating lasting friendships with people who are ... Read More »

Combat the Growing Cost of Return Fraud

return fraud

Return fraud is a growing cost for retailers, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Recent research from the trade association shows that the average loss per return fraud incident is $1,766. That amount is higher than the average loss ... Read More »

Walmart to Cut 1,000 Corporate Jobs

Walmart

Walmart is planning to slash more than 1,000 corporate jobs this month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The news comes shortly after the big-box retailer announced plans to raise its hourly minimum wage and close 63 Sam’s Club locations. “We’ve ... Read More »

House-Hasson Upgrades Tech to Boost Efficiency, Store Owner Profitability

house-hasson

Mobile computers and headsets in House-Hasson Hardware’s corporate headquarters warehouse and upgraded electronic scanners for the company’s independent hardware stores and lumberyards will enable 20 percent faster response to orders and speed retailers’ ability to get items on shelves, the ... Read More »

NRF 2018: Annual Show Highlights Retail Today, Tomorrow

NRF 2018

Thousands of people from around the world gathered in New York this weekend at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual industry event to focus on the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers can keep up. The trade association’s 107th annual ... Read More »

Comment Period Open on Proposed Small Business Health Care Rules

health care

In October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that asked the Department of Labor to establish rules to allow small businesses within the same industry or geographic area to form associations across state lines to access less expensive health ... Read More »