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Doing the Numbers, Winter 2013

Black Friday Boom A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 226 million last year. Making sure to take advantage o... »

Diary of a Startup: Neechie Gear

Kendal Netmaker’s Neechie Gear is proof positive that a cart is a perfect incubator for a retail business. The successful specialty retailer made the transition fr... »

Brewing Bubbles

Boba tea franchise opportunities are bubbling up. For now, boba or bubble tea can mostly be found in cities and in Chinatown neighborhoods. The drink is still relat... »

Finding and Funding a Franchise

Looking to expand your specialty retail business? A franchise might just be the right fit for you. A franchise can take a retail business to the next level or add a... »

News Bytes

Since 2010, the number of temporary workers has far outpaced the growth in the general labor market. If you’re looking to hire temporary workers this holiday seaso... »

Counting Customers

App offers “real-time” traffic data. Customer traffic is the lifeblood of any retail business. Now it is even easier to track how many, when and where those pot... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry holiday data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Risky Returns Return fraud can cost your business real money. Given the high percentag... »

Sweet Spot

The Sweet Tooth Fairy extends bakery magic to franchises. Megan Faulkner Brown has always loved to bake. “Some of my earliest memories are baking with my mom and ... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry holiday data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Staffing Strategies Last holiday season, the NRF expected the retail industry to hire ... »

Specialty Retail Pulse Quarterly Performance Report

While this edition of Pulse is part of the spring issue, future data reports will only be made available to members of SRR’s new Specialty Retail Association. To f... »

Frosty Fun

Frozen yogurt chain looks to keep growth live and active. With 160 locations and more than 200 new locations being built this year, Los Angeles-based Menchie’s is... »

Doing the Numbers

Industry data and what they mean for your specialty retail business. Are we There Yet? According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel-related expenditures are exp... »

App-titude Adjustment

Need a little more drive in your sales? These free to low-cost apps can make quick work of your most annoying retail headaches. (more…)... »

More Than a Pretty Facade

New kiosk and RMU designs showcase technology and interactive flair. Designers for specialty stores, kiosks and RMUs are thinking outside the box—both figuratively... »

Pop-up Panache

A trendy moniker may be the biggest distinction separating "pop-up" stores from traditional short-term leases. Discussing pop-ups and short-term lease agreements the... »
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