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When one door closes, the other one is “Always Open”

submitted by Chris Petersen

In responding to customers escalating demands, most retailers do not have the resources to do everything in house. Finding the right partners can bridge gaps to create win-wins that will be critical for future survival.

Will the owner of this training program please stand up?

submitted by Kevin Graff

If you believe in the training you have in place but aren’t getting the results you should, the answer lies in your Leadership. Will the rightful OWNER finally stand up! We’re here to help as always, so we invite you to join us at our Retail Leadership Summit in April!

What is the Leadership Void?

submitted by Kevin Graff

We’re really good at managing. But, there’s a lack of Leadership in most stores, territories and even senior management. Leading, not managing, is what’s needed to get sustainable results. Yet rarely do retailers provide the Leadership training needed to their DMs, stores and even VPs.

NRF 2018: The Ten Quick Transformational Retail Trends

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

An annual tradition is to walk the floor observing the technology themes, speaking to lots of retailers and industry friends, and creating my own personal list of the foundational ideas that are evolving the retail industry. From 20+ observations, here are top 10.

5 Things That Refuse To Change in Retail

submitted by Kevin Graff

Everyone always talks about how fast retail is changing. That’s true. But, what’s equally true is that some things just never seem to change. Consider these never-changing issues...

Is Walmart failing fast enough to blunt Amazon’s onslaught?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Companies that don't embrace failure as a part of innovation, risk becoming irrelevant with fewer options to survive.

Retail Merchandising: How Do You Sell Slow-Moving Stock? (A Chat with Christine Guillot)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Dealing with slow or dead stock? Here are some proven merchandising techniques to help you sell slow-moving inventory.

Reality Check: You Lost A Lot of Sales This Holiday Selling Season

submitted by Kevin Graff

The much-anticipated holiday season has now come and gone. Biggest selling opportunity of the year, right? How did you do? How close did you come to capturing the potential that walked through your door every day? If you’re honest with yourself, most of you will admit too much business was lost.

The SMB Guide to Selling Online, Offline, and on Mobile: 5 Steps to Omnichannel Retail Success

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Learn how to go omnichannel. Here's the ultimate — and we mean ultimate — guide to selling online, in-store, and on mobile.

5 Subtle Signs That Your Retail Store Is in Trouble (and to Do About Them)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Is your retail business headed for trouble? Here are 5 subtle signs you should watch out for.