September 12
September 12
"Despite the Amazon hype, prices in Whole Foods’ 490 stores across the country — even after shoppers pony up cash for the Prime discount — come down by just $1.54 on a $400 basket of groceries, according to the report."

Read the full article:
https://nypost.com/2018/09/11/dont-believe-the-hype-about-amazon-savings-at-whole-foods/
September 9
September 9
Amazon is the Standard Oil monopoly of today.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/technology/monopoly-antitrust-lina-khan-amazon.html
September 6
 
September 6
We've loaded UPCs to products for 20+ brands, including:
+ Badash
+ Casafina and Costa Nova
+ DeVine's brands (Anna Weatherly, Varga, JL Coquet, Jaune de Chrome, etc.)
+ Nambe
+ Q Squared
+ Rosenthal's brands (Rosenthal, Versace, Thomas, Ercuis, Raynaud, Arzberg, etc.)
+ WWRD's brands (Waterford, Wedgwood, etc.)
+ Vietri

We've also loaded EAN's for Joseph Joseph products.

When your products have UPCs and EANs, you can more easil ...
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September 6
September 6

October Elle Decor highlights Bordallo Pinheiro.
September 6
September 6
The more brides that link to your site, the higher you’ll rank in Google. Today’s Times reviews Google’s search engine algorithm and shares that pages linking back to your site (“back links”) are one of the most important factors.
September 4
September 4

I am so convinced the NY Times is schizophrenic. On Saturday a special 8-page editorial section highlights the plague of empty storefronts in New York City. On Sunday, a paid insert states: The Death of Retail is Overrated. This is for the new outpost of RH, formerly Restoration Hardware now re-branded. So I guess to get people to buy furniture you need a rooftop park and restaurant, a barista bar & wine terrace, art gallery and atelier on 6 floors. Okay, whatever it takes I suppose.
September 4
September 4
So now that "Amazon" has shown us the way, does this mean independent retailers have to do deliveries too? Maybe we need to open coffee bars in our stores. :-(

Read this story from the New York Times:

Hard Lessons (Thanks, Amazon) Breathe New Life Into Retail Stores

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/business/retail-walm ...
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
AmericasMart

Start 2019 on the right foot: join us in Atlanta.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Dallas Market Center

We'll be in Dallas in January. See you there ;)

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September 2
September 2
Lionel Richie, who two years ago launched a tableware line, is now creating bedding and home lines for J.C. Pennny. Nine out of 10 people over 55 recognize is name and like him—which bodes well for sales.
August 30
August 30
For Retailers

Get your free Wedding Registry table tents. Just place your name in the comment field below or email us. We’ll mail you two tents.
August 28
August 28
Malls and big-box stores (like this Sears) are being transformed into airy offices reports today’s Times.
August 27
August 27
FOR RETAILERS:

New feature: you can now easily see what percent of your online orders are registry related.

To view this new feature, you'll:
1. Login to your Bridge.
2. Roll over "Management" at the top and from the drop down click on "Reporting Overview."
3. On the Reporting Overview page, look for this area: "Online: Registry vs Non-Registry (Online and mobile orders only)."

Most indies stores will get the majority of their online orders ...
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August 22
August 22
What Does the Gump's Bankruptcy Mean for Your Business?

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As you likely know, Gump’s filed for bankruptcy. The famous San Francisco indie store's crash is having wide-ranging consequences for our industry. 41 Madison tenants likely lost more than $1,000,000 on Gump's.

Yet, the economy and stock market are doing very well. How to explai ...
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August 21
August 21

If you use the gift card option at Amazon, this is what you could expect. Imagine if this were a bridal registry item.

Just to clarify, the gift was a book written by a third friend, so the request for the review was from the giver of the gift (me), not Amazon.

One of the frequently mentioned points on store reviews of Bridge Websites are the hand-written gift cards. That personal service is what makes our stores special.
Tuesday, October 9 - Friday, October 12
Tuesday, October 9 - Friday, October 12
41 Madison

We'll see you the fall tabletop show in NYC:

Friday, October 12 - Monday, October 15, 2018

http://www.41madison.com/
August 16
August 16
Want to boost your Google ranking by 10%? Easy: just place these table tents around your store. Reviews make up 10% of your Google ranking according to SEO experts.

The new table tent has room for you to place your store name on the front of the tent at the bottom.
August 15
August 15
Who do you know?

HFN is calling for retailer and supplier nominations for its inaugural Top Women in Home special report, which will be published in the November issue.

The following are some criteria to consider for nomination:

Nominees should include women in leadership positions who have accomplished a great deal in their careers in home.
They should be strategic visionaries who have helped their companies stay ahead of the competitive curve.
...
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August 13
August 13
Will you get $22 of value out of Facebook this year? That’s how much Facebook makes off you by selling ads to advertisers that target you.
August 13
August 13
Interesting to see “online brands” open physical stores. This trend shows us that brick and mortar is important.

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