As the largest external driver of consumer need, weather is more than just a conversation-starter for retailers. Evan Gold, EVP of global services at Planalytics, a company that helps retailers account for weather, says the trick is to remove weather-driven volatility from historical data to arrive at the “weather-neutral baseline” from...
Superior sales training is key in competing against online, big-box retailers
The American Civil War Museum takes leadership role in what's been a hot topic of controversy in recent months
A true connection to animals is selling animal enrichment items that visitors can buy and donate back to the animals they just saw. That is a powerful experience.
Young people have long been a good fit for part-time and seasonal retail jobs. There is a stigma that someone who will accept less-than-full time employment at minimum-wage range pay won’t be a committed employee, however. While that certainly proves true in some cases, one thing you can do, as...
Retail loss prevention and asset protection professionals deal with everything from belligerent customers to petty theft and situations that have the potential to turn violent. Dave Young, co-founder of Vistelar, believes that the best start to handling any circumstance is a universal greeting: “Hello, my name is ___.” Leading the...
One of the top priorities you have is to make sure your physical store environment is attracting the attention of customers
Research shows consumers want Made in the USA, but price can stop them from buying