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'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

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With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
October 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

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McDonaldÂ’s franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
October 22, 2013 in Franchises
Stellar Customer Service Keeps Upscale Lingerie Shop in Business

Stellar Customer Service Keeps Upscale Lingerie Shop in Business

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This Denver-based small shop has weathered tough times by showing their customers that they care.
September 8, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

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Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
August 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

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The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.
August 12, 2013 in Sales
Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

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Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.
July 9, 2013 in Financing

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

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Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
June 6, 2013 in Location
Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops

Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops

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As consumers grow more comfortable with ecommerce, Amazon.com isn't the only web company making big-box stores sweat. These days, corner cafes and artisanal cheesemongers are taking a bigger piece of the retail pie.
January 28, 2013 in Growth Strategies
3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

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Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
December 5, 2012 in Customer Service
Photos: Day #2: 10 Sparklers Made by Indie Merchants -- Our Jewelry Picks

Day #2: 10 Sparklers Made by Indie Merchants -- Our Jewelry Picks

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Today, we roll out our top picks for gifts of jewelry, made by independent artists. We received more than 70 submissions and narrowed the list to these 10.
November 27, 2012 in Business Ideas
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

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Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
September 17, 2012 in Grow Your Business
3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive

3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive

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Experts weigh in on new technologies from virtual greeters, to mirrors that give fashion advice, and touch screens loaded with information.
August 8, 2012 in Sales
Three Franchise Industries to Watch

Three Franchise Industries to Watch

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Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future.
December 14, 2011 in Franchise 500

The Dusty Groove America Record Store Keeps on Spinning

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The world of music retail keeps spinning at Dusty Groove America
April 26, 2011 in Innovation
Video: Creating a Successful Clothing LabelPlay Video

Creating a Successful Clothing Label (Video)

Founder & Designer of P.G.D. Style and former Baywatch star Melissa Biggs talks about the steps she needed to take to start P.G.D. Style and what advice she would give to first-time designers.
August 16, 2010 in Retail Center

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