Merchandising and Marketing

20th Annual Visual Victories Awards

It’s hard to believe that our annual Visual Victories Awards celebration is now 20 years young. Over the years, the ingenuity of visual merchandisers through thei... »

Kiosks: Back to the Future

New materials and new technologies are crafting a whole new generation of trendy yet functional kiosks. Here’s what’s on the horizon for this backbone of special... »

Top 10 Industry Trends of 2017

Yes, you’ve heard it before: the only constant in retail is change. As e-commerce becomes firmly entrenched, the physical retail landscape is changing in noteworth... »

Curated Retail

Retailers harness the opportunity to sell more with less inventory. Just like fashion styles, the vocabulary of retail is constantly changing. While some consider... »

Innovative Shop-Small Events Across America

Back in 2010, American Express held its first ever Small Business Saturday on the day after Black Friday; the event is designed to encourage holiday shoppers across ... »

Specialty Retail 2016 Hall of Fame

Specialty Retail Report’s Hall of Fame awards were instituted with the mission of recognizing excellence in an industry that has undergone meteoric change over the... »

How to Upsell During the Holidays

Want to up-size your profits during the holiday season; or for that matter any time a customer visits your shop? Upselling is the no-brainer way to increase sales an... »

19th Annual Visual Victories Awards

More than thirty years ago, when specialty retail was still a nascent industry, there was no such thing as an RMU, and a mall cart was an afterthought with large clu... »

4 Tips for Hiring and Working with a Visual Merchandiser

By Peter Janecky Hiring and working with a visual merchandiser is an essential part of the success of any specialty retail outlet. Networking, background research... »

Celebrating 20 Years of Specialty Retail!

Since Specialty Retail Report launched nearly 20 years ago, its pages have always discussed retail trends in the shopping center industry and presented opportunities... »

Tips for Dazzling Holiday Displays!

Learn the subtle art of adding a Christmas twinkle to your seasonal displays. With the gift-giving season rapidly approaching, it’s time to dress up your retail... »

Last-Minute Holiday Tips: Marketing Advice to Increase Sales

Follow these suggestions to make this holiday a true success. In the rush of the holiday season, you may be tempted to gloss over some of the basic marketing and ... »

Manage the Stress of the Holiday Season

Pre-planning, brushing up on systems and knowing the product mix goes a long way in reducing stress during the busiest shopping season of the year. As the holiday... »

Make Your Pop-Up Look Permanent

Some pop-ups are meant to look temporary, but follow this advice if you want to convince any customer that your shop is permanent. It’s often said that if you w... »

Industry Trends

Tracking the pulse of the temporary retail industry. Shoppers on the lookout for deals and discounts Cash register receipts point to an undeniable trend: consumers... »
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