Merchandising and Marketing

What trends do you see in specialty retail today?

James H. Allen, Executive VP Local Leasing Simon Property Group
James H. Allen, Executive VP Local Leasing Simon Property Group
Simon.com One interesting aspe... »

Found Art Risers: A Step Above

Visual merchandising with props and custom secondary fixtures makes a big difference in the look of your RMU, kiosk or inline store. Creating something specific for ... »

Specialty Retail Hall of Fame

More than 30 years ago, the first specialty retail carts debuted at Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Since then, the specialty retail industry has grown to embrace... »

SRR’s 13th Annual Visual Victories Award Winners

Specialty Retail Report has always believed in the necessity of quality visual merchandising to successfully sell product. We also celebrate the creativity and intel... »

Hot Spots

Did you know that every RMU has a "hot" (high-volume) sales area and a "cold" one? Figuring out where yours are—and merchandising accordingly—will increase your ... »

Does Your Sales Pitch Work?

It takes skill to be a great salesperson. Whenever salespeople make a pitch, they put themselves and their company on the line, taking a risk in the hope of a favora... »

Tradeshow Tax Breaks

by Mark E. Battersby Attending tradeshows is a great way to scout out new products and to network—but did you know they could qualify for tax deductions? See how ... »

What strategies do you use to make the most of every tradeshow you attend?

Attending tradeshows is a vital component of your retail business. Here are some tips from industry professionals on how to get the most out of every tradeshow you a... »

Kill Dead Space

When all you've got is a small cart to sell your goods, making use of every square inch—beautifully and with impact—is a must. See how our expert visual merchand... »

What strategies would you recommend for upselling during the holiday season?

When the holiday season is crucial to a retailer's bottom line, you've got to give it your all. Check out these upselling strategies from our panel of industry exper... »

Holiday Shine!

The challenge here is to decorate an RMU that sells frames, for the holidays. The before picture of the RMU shows a grouping of frames on a "shelving" unit made up o... »

SPREE Vegas 2009: Show Highlights

SPREE shows spirit As the fifth annual Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo kicked off in Las Vegas on April 21, Al Jackson heaved a sigh of relief. "Whatever fears we... »

How do you sell product from carts and kiosks effectively without being overly aggressive?

Complaints about aggressive sales techniques by cart operators have been an issue at malls across the country. What other sales strategies can be worked to drive sal... »

SRR’s 12th Annual Visual Victories Award Winners

Categories and Judges Specialty Retail Report is pleased to present the winners of this year's Visual Victories Awards, sponsored by Glimcher Realty Trust, a premier... »

A Recession is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Although it might be hard to watch the news sometimes, it helps to remember that in many ways these days are no different than recessions we've faced before (and lik... »
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