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  • In the cutthroat world of the food and beverage industry, it is drastically important for companies to promote their brands in as many different ways as possible. Successful businesses have incorporated a number of new techniques to appeal to the millennial market, and have taken advantage of advancements in technology and social media. There are […]

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  • The goal of any business, large or small, is to reach the largest audience possible. Regardless of whether you’re a niche brand only wanting to sell to likeminded people or you offer a product for the masses, accessing said masses is important. Of course, if your local market in the population of the US (323 […]

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  • Good organizational skills are hugely important for the maintenance of any business but particularly for online ventures because your web assets could number in the dozens. Your web assets include your entire online presence so this means your social media profiles, an actual website, email accounts, and your hosting account. It is crucial to ensure […]

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  • Selling restricted items like liquor, guns and medicine online creates huge challenges. We present some tips on how to do just that, because there is a way to succeed even as you face an ever-growing list of regulations in today’s e-commerce economy. Your task is even greater than most business owners face. Mindset Is A […]

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  • Contributed By Sean Spector, CEO, Dropoff While January is typically a slow month for retailers following the holiday rush, Valentine’s Day can be a quick turning point for retail profitability. All of the gifts, cards and celebrations may seem effortless on the surface, but comprehensive logistics begin months in advance behind the scenes. Ultimately, that […]

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  • Starting your own business requires thorough planning and, most importantly, enough capital to fund your project. When you’re a first-time entrepreneur, you start with a small amount of money, usually your own savings, so every business move is calculated. Marketing is one of your primary weapons in attracting customers and, of course, profit. That’s why […]

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  • 2017 opened on an optimistic note for retailers, with Moody’s forecasting core retail sales increase of 5.4 percent, up from 4.2 percent in 2016. Analysts anticipated that higher employment and wages would drive higher sales. The preliminary results from the holiday shopping season are bearing this out so far, with Cyber Monday posting a 16.8 […]

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  • Retail Minded will join the upcoming Halloween & Party Expo as part of an all-new retailer education program for 2018. Taking place from January 12-15, 2018 in New Orleans, attendees at the Halloween & Party Expo can learn from retailer panel discussions and retail roundtables led by Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle – with each experience aimed […]

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  • Parker, CO (January 5, 2018) – Retail Minded is excited to announce that Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle has been recognized as a Top 100 Influencer by Vend for the fourth year in a row. Reyhle came in strong at #3 on Vend’s list of Top 100 Retail Industry Influencers, which includes industry professionals ranging from consultants to […]

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  • The e-commerce industry is rapidly growing — 23 percent year-on-year in fact, according to studies done by Square. However, the same study also found that retailers are struggling to really capitalize on their digital channels. Sales periods are known through retail history to be a great time for businesses to maximize on profits and new […]

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  • Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2017) – The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies (IGES) recently took place in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee, where attendees were treated to complimentary educational sessions, various networking opportunities, meet and greet experiences with industry solution providers and the opportunity to connect with over 1,200 vendors. Among these vendors […]

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  • By Daniel Clayton, Director, Rackspace Managed Security. In today’s security landscape, it’s not a matter of if a company will be attacked, the question is when. For retailers especially, the concern is not just the financial impact of the data loss, but the damage done to that organization’s brand, and the resulting impact to customers’ […]

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  • The next 12 months promises to be a fascinating period for technology around the world. The biggest players in tech are working on some exceptional developments that could change everyday lives for consumers and alter the face of certain industries forever. With only a matter of weeks until we celebrate the New Year, let’s take […]

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  • By Ed Cortez, Rubicon Global. From apps to POS systems to e-commerce, there are one million different ways to ring in the holidays smoothly and successfully. And as most small businesses know, preparing for the holiday retail rush is no small task. Fortunately for today’s small businesses, the retail tech is getting better every year. […]

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  • Contributed by Carol Wood.  How to handle sexual harassment claims can be overwhelming and terrifying for every business — from small stores to major retail chains. But it shouldn’t be. Regrettably, at some point, some who run or manage retail stores become aware of sexual harassment. Here are a few tips that will help you […]

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  • Creating the right products for the right people is fundamental for achieving success in retail business. Easy online questions can be a quick and simple way to ask about specific details to improve your product and services and gather valuable feedback from your customers and target audience. Social media polls are the best way to […]

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  • Whether you’re new to retail, a veteran merchant or looking to explore new trade shows and new-to-you vendors, IGES was the place to be this past October 31 – November 4, 2017. Held annually, IGES is a retail favorite gift show that takes place in the Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee. Buyers from […]

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  • As a business owner, it’s easy to get so focused on running your daily operations that you forget about maintaining your infrastructure. But allowing your infrastructure to get outdated can hurt your efficiency and cost you money in ways you may not realize. For instance, workers spend an average of 520 hours a year on […]

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  • Securing office space, bringing 20 employees on board within a year, pitching to investors, running a Kickstarter campaign, and launching a new product or service to potentially thousands of customers can be a daunting task. Starting a tech company has other challenges. You may have envisioned building a website or app for your startup, without […]

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  • Contributed by Chris Palmer, CEO, BoxFox In today’s world of ‘trends’ and ‘It Style’, consumers are constantly looking for the latest and greatest in apparel. Unfortunately for retailers, this also means that consumers are returning more purchases than ever before. In fact, 23% of all clothing purchases get returned, usually because something doesn’t fit correctly. While […]

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  • Navigating online and offline retail has never been black and white for merchants. After all, the reality is that no two customers are the same… or are no two merchants – even if they’re a multi-chain store – simply because their immediate community, weather and customers will undoubtedly vary.  Fortunately, these fine print details do […]

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  • The future is here: Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming an important tool for eCommerce merchants looking to provide an improved customer experience. Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a distant concept to most, explored in futuristic science fiction movies as an idea of what lies ahead in the world of science and technology. But AI […]

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  • Shoplifting and employee theft both increased in 2016. Shoplifting cost employers $798.48 per incident and employee theft cost $1,922.80 per occurrence, according to National Retail Federation statistics. A decrease in retail security budgets has contributed to this growing theft, the NRF’s research found. This means employers must fight back by taking more proactive security measures. […]

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  • Sponsorship is the act of providing in-kind or financial support to an individual, organization, non-profit or event. For decades sponsorship has been utilized by some of the world’s leading brands, but more and more small businesses and independent brands are beginning to recognize what a powerful tool it can be. When it’s done right, sponsorship […]

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  • In an effort to curb the time employees spend idly browsing the web, checking social media or wasting time in other ways – some employers are starting to monitor internet usage. While it is certainly well within your rights to track how employees are using work computers and time, it is important to be fair […]

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  • By Nancy Friedman. The holidays are fast approaching. Few times are more important for store owners and managers. The holidays cannot only help make your financial year a huge success, but it’s also a prime opportunity to gain new customers who will return year-round. However, if your employees fail at customer service and are not […]

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