Retailer Profiles

Endless Pursuit

When Scott Bowron and Melissa Gunn-Bowron established Endless Editions, their popular line of embroidered and appliquéd apparel, they established a distinct p... »

Getting the Scoop on Sales

Weary wanderers can catch a break from high-tech gizmos and high-speed living at ScoopDaddy's. Chill out with a chocolate shake, and order a fridge magnet to go at t... »

All in the Family

"The Family Business." It has a nice, solid ring to it, harkening back to a long-standing tradition that probably began before there was money. The family-business f... »

Show and Sell

"Let me show you how this works on your own nail." Miguell Giffuni encourages the customer standing at his cart. She readily lets him demonstrate, so that she can ex... »

Snapshot of Success

Family ties are important to Jacci Little. That's why she started Snaps, a seasonal, stand-alone photography kiosk, with her father, David Little. But Snaps isn't an... »

Sweet Taste of Victory

Veronica Hegarty recalls dire predictions from family members when she and her husband, Tony Bassile, decided to earn a living by selling nothing but fudge and peanu... »

Little Dreams

When Brazilian native Dee Duarte left São Paolo for Windsor, Ontario, in 1996, it was only supposed to be a temporary move. A secretary for a Brazilian automo... »

Retail’s Whiz Kid

Some people might think all teenaged "cart jockeys" are flighty, unfocused clock-watchers with a 'zine in one hand, a snack in the other and the radio blaring—... »

Taking a Shot at Success

"Swiping" saloon souvenirs—surreptitiously helping oneself to coasters, napkins, and even those nifty lighted beer signs—is almost de rigueur among colle... »

Marci’s Art

The exact point at which her specialty retail dream came true is a little sketchy, with all the exciting opportunities it has afforded her since April 1997. But Marc... »

Boo Bucks and Fun Feet: Pushing the Limits

A self-proclaimed pioneer of cart commerce in the New England area, Gary Bliss Garabedian, Aah! La Cart's president and CEO, began his entrepreneurial career at a ti... »

Pet Profits

John Vino isn't surprised to hear a Gallup poll reveal that 27 million Americans give their dogs Christmas presents, and that six million throw birthday parties for ... »

Women in Retail

Entrepreneurs Twenty-plus years ago, when American business adopted the word "entrepreneur" (French for "enterpriser"), it meant "men." At least, that's how most peo... »

Shoppertainment, Statistically Speaking

During the Christmas season, Steve Harris, president of TASK Management in Burbank, CA, has his eyes trained on his fax machine. The sales reports he's receiving on ... »

No Time to Lose

A massive, multi-colored mural is painted on the west wall of the Toronto Eaton Centre directly behind the constantly bustling Tickers kiosk. In big, bold letters, t... »
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