A Penney For Your Thoughts

The Importance of Retail Merchandising

JC Penney. Again. Again clogging up our inboxes, our newsfeeds, our conversations. And for lack of a better saying: #SMH (shaking my head). Can you say…

Have Some Fund

The Crowdfunding Craze

Everyone from big corporations to the guy making potato salad in his kitchen is getting involved with crowdfunding. And given it has been around for a…

Spring Forward

What Time Is The Right Time To Order Inventory

We’re all holding on to the (treasured) last days of summer with two hands. It’s universal. No one is ready for the long days, sunny weekends…

Measure Twice, Cut Once

The Importance of Product Testing

This is a letter from your customer re: product testing **.  I looked to you for advice. I read your attribute signage. I believed you,…

Did I Shrink These Jeans In The Wash?

The Long and Short on Shrinkage

This month we want to talk about something that’s feared (not loved) in retail and we want to tackle this topic head on. SHRINKAGE! Don’t shrink…

Don’t Be Scared To Compare

A Wegman's Case Study on Price Comparison

For those of you not in the Boston area, something big happened here a couple weeks ago…a Wegman’s opened. If you grew up with a Wegman’s…

Retail Evolution

Change With The Times or Be Left Behind

This month we raise an important question to all you retailers out there: Are you stubbornly stuck? We mean no offense by this, but when we…

The Blame Game

The Real Reasons for Store Closings

In the past couple of months, we have seen some well-known local retailers “retire”. They didn’t blame their inventory positions, or their customer service, or…