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Survival of the Fittest

Education and community outreach are key to franchise's success. People walk into a Max Muscle franchise for many reasons. Most want some combination of solving a he... »

A Fresh Approach

New franchise looks to buck the tradition of unhealthy foods in vending machines at malls and other locations. Jolly Backer was at a trade show for the video game in... »

Specialty Retail Retrospective: Early Retailers

As specialty retail celebrates its 30th anniversary, Specialty Retail Report takes a look at early entrepreneurs who took a chance on the burgeoning retail segment a... »

Making Mobile POS Work

Mobile payment technologies make it easy to process payments on the road. Here's a list of what factors to consider when shopping for one. Businesses are constantly ... »

Fun in the Sun

Outdoor lifestyle centers attract more affluent shoppers than their more traditional counterparts. Here's a look at some successful specialty leasing ventures at suc... »

Perseverance Pays

A southern California bakery opens a second location and weighs its next move. Around age 5, Allyson Ames developed an interest in baking that has never abated. Whe... »

Specialty Retail Report Retrospective

As the multi-billion dollar specialty retail industry marks its 30th anniversary, we take a look at its rich and vibrant history. Market merchants and pushcarts hav... »

Pop-up Power

Pop-up stores fill an important niche in your mall. Find out what you can do to attract them to yours. Over Halloween and the holidays, many shoppers saw familiar s... »

Starting a Specialty Retail Business

While happy thoughts of becoming a business owner may whirl around in your head, the realities of everyday life may suggest something else. You may be wondering if n... »

Specialty Retail Report’s 15th Annual Guide to Cart & Kiosk Startup Packages

The annual guide to hundreds of products tailored for your specialty retail business. There has never been a better time to test the waters in specialty retail. A m... »

Cashing in on Crepes

A new franchise is looking to popularize crepes in the United States. In 2002, when Mauricio Acevedo and his team of Colombian-born entrepreneurs brainstormed ideas... »

Show Me the Money!

Every small business needs fuel—capital—to run on, including yours. Just where do you find it? Here's a rundown. You have the right products, the right locati... »

Pricing Produces Profits

The one-size-fits-all model definitely does not apply to pricing. Find out what strategies you can implement now to boost your business' bottom line. Pricing is one... »

The Power of Pop-Ups

As retailers embrace pop-up stores to boost sales and test new concepts, these temporary stores gain increasing traction in retail centers. Pop-up stores have beco... »

Do You Want Carrots With That?

An innovative self-service kiosk helps diners make healthy eating choices. A new healthcare technology company is helping consumers make healthy eating easier. Usab... »
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