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Retail Businesses To Indiana: You Can’t Discriminate

Retail Businesses To Indiana: You Can’t Discriminate | Retail | Scoop.it
The recent Indiana religious rights law debacle was changed due to pushback from retailers and large businesses alike. That's a good thing for retail.
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A post I wrote today on the reaction from corporate America about overreaching laws.

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3 Retail Customer Service Tips To Grow Sales

3 Retail Customer Service Tips To Grow Sales | Retail | Scoop.it
Customer service for retail stores means giving customers a reason to buy.
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7 Retail Industry Trends For 2015

7 Retail Industry Trends For 2015 | Retail | Scoop.it
Retail Industry Trends 2015 move past showrooming to store closings, social media, marketing and management issues. Discover the critical trends here
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How To Make Sure Your Holiday Retail Sales Are Up

How To Make Sure Your Holiday Retail Sales Are Up | Retail | Scoop.it
To make sure your holiday retail sales are up, you need to convert browsers to buyers; not just attract customers.
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Do You Have A Bitter Betty Employee Killing Your Retail Sales?

Do You Have A Bitter Betty Employee Killing Your Retail Sales? | Retail | Scoop.it
Retailers with employees that have worked for them for awhile often deal with Bitter Betty attitudes. What those employees have lost is curiosity.
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9 Common Mistakes That Can Doom Your Retail Business

9 Common Mistakes That Can Doom Your Retail Business | Retail | Scoop.it
9 common mistakes that doom retailers large and small from poor location to poor training.
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Great article

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Retail sales show strength in August

Retail sales show strength in August | Retail | Scoop.it
RT @MarketWatch: U.S. retail sales growth in August was the strongest in four months http://t.co/HIe5N1y2IS http://t.co/4uvPKmH91d
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Is A Living Wage Impossible For Retail Employees?

Is A Living Wage Impossible For Retail Employees? | Retail | Scoop.it
Recently, Gap raised their minimum wage for their retail employees to $9 an hour for all of their brands; next June, they will raise it to $10.IKEA too has just announced that on Jan.1, their rate
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Huge amount of comments on my post. Too bad many missed the point.

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The Smart Way to Shrink Your Retail Store

The Smart Way to Shrink Your Retail Store | Retail | Scoop.it
Online shopping and speedy shipping have lots of small businesses looking to downsize space. Here's how to do it right
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Luxury Retail Brands Should Never Be Rude

Luxury Retail Brands Should Never Be Rude | Retail | Scoop.it
Luxury brands and their retail stores, beware of a survey purporting the ruder the sales staff the better the sales.
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My response to the "survey" saying rude behavior increases retail sales.

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Why Customer Service Training Is Like Flossing Your Teeth

Why Customer Service Training Is Like Flossing Your Teeth | Retail | Scoop.it
Customer service training means retailers must train every day. That training must be repeated or it will not be used.
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Babbage: Is big data bullshit? - YouTube

The IPCC on mitigating climate change, the big data backlash and reusable rockets
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The reality of analyzing Big Data may not reveal as much as hyped.

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Is Working Retail Bad For Your Health? -

Is Working Retail Bad For Your Health? - | Retail | Scoop.it
Working in retail can find some challenges to their health including diet, but what working retail gives can help your psychological well-being.
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Closing The Sale Techniques for Luxury Retail

Closing The Sale Techniques for Luxury Retail | Retail | Scoop.it
Closing the sale in retail has evolved from always be closing to giving the luxury shopper choices.
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Wet Seal Employees Thrown Into The Drink.What Does That Say To Retail?

Wet Seal Employees Thrown Into The Drink.What Does That Say To Retail? | Retail | Scoop.it
Wet Seal closes stores with little notice, angers employees and gives rise to angry hashtags #ForgetWetSeal and #BoycottWetSeal
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National Retail Federation - Why Didn’t You Wait For The Facts?

National Retail Federation - Why Didn’t You Wait For The Facts? | Retail | Scoop.it
The National Retail Federation published survey results after Black Friday that was used as facts retail sales fell 11%. The truth was different.
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8 Questions To Be Answered When Considering Retail Sales Training

8 Questions To Be Answered When Considering Retail Sales Training | Retail | Scoop.it
When considering a new retail sales training program, retailers must answer these eight questions to make it a success in raising their sales.
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7 Retail Headlines To Scare You About This Holiday Season

7 Retail Headlines To Scare You About This Holiday Season | Retail | Scoop.it
7 #Retail Headlines you'll read to scare you as a brick and mortar retailer about the coming holiday season. Bad news is predictable.
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Predictably bad news, prepare yourself.

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How Apple Will Affect Your Retail Sales

How Apple Will Affect Your Retail Sales | Retail | Scoop.it
How Apple will affect your retail sales. Even if you don't follow tech news, the Apple iPhone 6 and watch will impact your business and retail trends.
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Why You Hate To Fire An Employee, And How To Deal With It

Why You Hate To Fire An Employee, And How To Deal With It | Retail | Scoop.it
Why you hate to fire a retail employee and how to deal with it.
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Large-scale discounts aims to reverse declining retail sales

Large-scale discounts aims to reverse declining retail sales | Retail | Scoop.it
Shocking revelations about a growing number of abandoned retail stores across Hong Kong has pushed the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce into mass discounting.
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Looks like growth in China is not as rosy as predicted. Discounting will only make those struggling retailers worse. 

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Retail Picture Framing Stores: How To Make Sales

Retail Picture Framing Stores: How To Make Sales | Retail | Scoop.it
How to make sales in your custom picture framing store is easy, create the frame with the customer, not for the customer.
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My post for anyone offering custom products to consumers.

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Is big data going soft? - Research Magazine

Is big data going soft? - Research Magazine | Retail | Scoop.it
Research Magazine
Is big data going soft?
Research Magazine
But big data faces its own set of challenges.
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There are few magic bullets, everything has its own challenges.

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Verizon Wireless sells out customers with creepy new tactic

Verizon Wireless sells out customers with creepy new tactic | Retail | Scoop.it
As far as corporate notices go, they don't get much creepier than this recent alert from Verizon Wireless .
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March Retail Gain Brings Little Relief to Stores

March Retail Gain Brings Little Relief to Stores | Retail | Scoop.it
For companies such as Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Family Dollar Stores Inc., a rebound in March retail sales may prove too little late.
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