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A Bright Future

Amber Atkinson, Managing Director of Event Sales, headquartered in Twin Falls, Idaho, is lighting up sales for specialty retailers far and wide.

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Big on Burritos

Say Hola! to the first burrito-dispensing kiosk. The Burritobox is set for rapid international growth.

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A Chance on Chocolate

With parties and corporate clients, Chocolate Works is hoping its specialized model will win over many franchisees.

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Trash to Treasure

Shredded cigarette filters are recycled with other materials to yield an end product that can be used in a number of ways.

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Tossed Salads and... Scrambled Eggs...

Farmer’s Fridge brings healthy food choices to vending kiosks.

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Takin' It to the Streets

Drawn by low overheads and flexible arrangements, some specialty retailers are taking their business to the streets.

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Color’s Cachet

Color plays a vital role in drawing customers to your door. Learn the basic principles of color theory so your merchandising signals harmony and invites sales.

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Business Basics

What every specialty retailer needs to know before launching a new business.

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Beauty on the Go

A special confluence of fashion, fun and social media has meant boom times for beauty services.

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Enduring Industry Stars: Two Compan...

Concepts come and go in the specialty retail industry. That is par for the course in an industry that is fueled by product fads and short-term trends. However, amidst a sea of rapidly changing products, there are a handful of products and companies that have had staying power. One of those product categories is sunglasses. We take a look at two market leaders—NYS Collection and SolarX Eyewear to compare and contrast the business strategies that have made both companies enduring industry stars.

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Revenue Kicks Into High Gear

A new ancillary program has been a perfect fit not just in terms of added revenue but also for this center’s marketing objectives.

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The Write Machine

Appealing to millenials, these repurposed candy machines dispense greeting cards for a variety of occasions.

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Jingle All the Way

‘Tis the season to be jolly—year-round! By building a strong organization, tying it to the community and hiring those that personify holiday spirit, Christmas in [Your City] is delivering a lot of cheery sales.

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Specialty Retail Report's 2014 Guid...

The annual guide to hundreds of products tailored for your specialty retail business.

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Canine Care

Two brothers groom a love of dogs into a profitable franchise.

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A Bright Future

EventSalesInsideLeadPage
Amber Atkinson, Managing Director of Event Sales, headquartered in Twin Falls, Idaho, is lighting up sales for specialty retailers far and wide.... Continue Reading »

Big on Burritos

burritoboxbig
Say Hola! to the first burrito-dispensing kiosk. The Burritobox is set for rapid international growth.... Continue Reading »

A Chance on Chocolate

ChocolateWorks1-copy
With parties and corporate clients, Chocolate Works is hoping its specialized model will win over many franchisees.... Continue Reading »

Trash to Treasure

Cigarette-Infograph-1
Shredded cigarette filters are recycled with other materials to yield an end product that can be used in a number of ways.... Continue Reading »

Tossed Salads and… Scrambled Eggs?

FarmersFridge7-copy
Farmer’s Fridge brings healthy food choices to vending kiosks.... Continue Reading »

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Retail News

April 14th, 2014
Altoona Outlet Mall Set to Take Shape

Altoona, IA – A long-awaited retail and entertainment development in Altoona will get a jump-start next year when construction begins on a ... Continue Reading »

April 13th, 2014
Catering to Mall-Goers

Stamford, CT – Sheneque Alexander, a store manager at Uniqlo in the Trumbull Mall, is obsessed with finding out who her customer is. A ... Continue Reading »

April 12th, 2014
Mall Spaces Filling Up

Mt. Vernon, IL – Another new tenant has been announced for the rejuvenated Times Square Mall and two more businesses are likely to occupy ... Continue Reading »

April 12th, 2014
Christ Fellowship is Newest Anchor Tenant at Boynton Beach Mall

Boynton Beach, FL – While many malls look for big name stores like JCPenney or Macy’s to bring in the crowds, the newest anchor ... Continue Reading »

April 11th, 2014
UAE’s Second Largest Mall to Launch in November

Yas Island, UAE – Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company, has announced ... Continue Reading »

April 11th, 2014
H&M Slated for CoolSprings Galleria

Franklin, TN – H&M, the low-priced, high-fashion retailer, is planning a second location in the Nashville area, specifically at ... Continue Reading »

April 11th, 2014
How to Plan a Pop-up Kiosk for Pureplay Online Retailers

It’s always been an opportunity for retailers of all sizes to test a new location, demographic or product, but now the pop-up shop is fast ... Continue Reading »

April 11th, 2014
Outlet Mall on Track to Open by 2016 Masters

Augusta, GA – A new fashion outlet mall in Augusta should be open in time for the 2016 Masters Tournament. Developer Ben Carter, of ... Continue Reading »

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