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Event Recap: Neighboring Retailers Unite to Host Spring Fashion Show

Event Recap: Neighboring Retailers Unite to Host Spring Fashion Show

Last week I attended a Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon hosted by a group of small local boutiques. The event was a fantastic event but what I loved even more was the collaboration found between the boutique owners.

Retail Rundown: Spring '18 Edition

Retail Rundown: Spring '18 Edition

Ahhh spring is on its way and what better way to celebrate than to share a few of my favorite articles from around the web. Ranging from retail news, management insights and trends, and a few to make your life a little easier. 

Talkin' Shop: Kelly Mutsch & Retail's Necessary Paradigm Shift

Talkin' Shop: Kelly Mutsch & Retail's Necessary Paradigm Shift

In this week’s Insights I'm "talkin' shop" with Kelly Mutsch, Chief Creative Officer at Ontal. Kelly has over 10 years of experience in retail and wholesale and offers a unique outlook on today’s retail landscape and the paradigm shift that traditional retailers have to make if they want to compete. 

The Select

The Select

Business and retail resources and trends can be found everywhere and anywhere. With SO many options on the internet and social media, you never quite know where to look to find the BEST sources of good information and inspiration.

We've made it easy for you by cutting through all the clutter and featuring "The Select" few. Here is what I'm listening, following, reading, downloading, and watching to get the scoop on business and retail. 

Retail Predictions

Retail Predictions

Retail is a dynamic industry with changes occurring daily so it can be hard to keep up. To help you out, we’ve identified a few key trends that we see leaving big impressions and even bigger opportunities for retail in 2018. 

It's Time for Brick & Mortar to Get Engaged

It's Time for Brick & Mortar to Get Engaged

This blog is Part 2 of 2 in a series and is focused on the advantages Brick & Mortar has over the ecommerce world through creating deeper connections with their customers.  This week we focus on Engagement Marketing and how to develop an integrated strategy with the Lifestyle Marketing concept.  See last week's post, It’s Time for Brick and Mortar to Get a Life to get caught up.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: 3 Simple Ways To Create Loyal Customers

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: 3 Simple Ways To Create Loyal Customers

"Average" - Today's consumers aren't settling for it, so neither can you.  This week's Insight focuses on how you can use differentiation to grow your business, excel past your competitors, and keep your customers coming back again and again.

NYFW REVIEW: GET BEHIND THE TREND CURVE

NYFW REVIEW: GET BEHIND THE TREND CURVE

There are always shocking headlines coming out of New York Fashion Week but this year something even more exciting was happening. It was the body inclusive models walking; curvy, pregnant, transgender, and athletic shapes strutting down the runways. So how are you going to capitalize on this trend?