Mother’s Day vs. Father’s Day Spending – An Infographic

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner. Together, they represent the first big retail opportunities on this year’s retail calendar. Yet each shares certain distinctions that, if addressed separately, will increase store profits and help you get the most out of the season. We’ve created the infographic below in order to highlight some interesting facts and distinctions between spending habits for each. We hope that this will assist you in recognizing these distinctions read more

Your Black Friday Checklist – An Infographic

Black Friday is right around the corner and retailers are gearing up for the kind of foot traffic that will turn their balance sheet from red to black. If last year’s numbers are any indication, sales should exceed 60 billion dollars in 2013. Black Friday is crucial to a store's success and it is imperative that every independent retailer take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. Below, you’ll find a handy and informative Black Friday checklist meant to provide independent retailers read more

DIY on Display- May Blogger Link Up: Now Blooming

We're hosting a Blogger Link Up! Welcome to our second Monthly Blogger Link Up! Here's how it works: 1. Link up one blog post DIY related. (No Etsy Stores or other Link Ups please!) 2. Link to your specific post - not your main blog URL. 3. Check out our April Showers Display tutorial. 4. Link up your blog below! 5. Link back to our Blog in your post, please! Materials Plastic Cups Cement Approx. 5" wide stucco corner Approx. 20-gauge tie wire Gloves and wire cutters Tape, read more

5 signs that your store needs a total makeover

Even the most time-honored companies have had to give themselves makeovers to stay relevant in ever-changing consumer markets.  read more

Tips for retailers opening a new store

Whether you're jumping into the retail world for the first time or preparing to unveil the latest location of your franchise, opening up a new store is a challenge.  read more

Pull out all the stops for the Valentine’s Day home stretch

We're only days away from Valentine's Day.This is the time when many shops will be flooded with men and women searching for the perfect gift for their sweetheart, so merchants and store employees need to be on their game to maximize sales. read more