2022 Issues

Smart Retailer December 2022

10 A Bit of Everything
22 Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter & Inspirational Items
28 Wedding
30 Personal Care
16 Winter Show Preview
32 Five Things Retailers Should Know Going Into the New Year
36 Want To Find Makers for Your Store?
38 Business Briefs
42 Things Are Looking Up!
46 Green Springs: Focusing on American Made and Fair Trade
ON THE COVER: Gnome bunnies from the WT Collection are a perfect home décor addition in the spring.

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Smart Retailer October/November 2022

10 New & Noteworthy
18 Made in USA
24 Handbags, Fashion Accessories & Jewelry
30 Floor Coverings & Textiles
32 Gourmet Food
36 Summer Market Report
40 Tips for the Holiday Season
44 New Possibilities With Handmade Products
46 Business Briefs:Small Business Saturday
50 Window Shopping
56 Urbanum: A Distinctly Detroit Store
ON THE COVER: Gourmet soup mixes from Wind & Willow

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Smart Retailer August/September 2022

10 Something for Everyone
18 Candles & Scents
22 Home Décor
28 Cooking & Kitchen
32 Game Day Sports
34 Proactive Profitably: Tips for Taming Inflation
38 Hiring and Staffing in Today’s Retail World
44 Business Briefs
48 Tackle the Inflation Monster
50 Once Upon a Time: Boost Sales Through Storytelling
56 Studio 24E: Individual Style …
ON THE COVER: Second Nature by Hand

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Smart Retailer July 2022

10 Hot Stuff
16 Christmas/Winter Décor & Gifts
24 Impulse Buys
28 Entertaining & Tabletop
32 Gifts for Men
34 Gourmet Food
36 Beyond Convenience: Evolve with BOPIS to Maximize Profits
44 Overcoming the Shipping Crisis
52 Bosses Helping Bosses
56 Business Briefs: Indies
64 Boost Your Booth!
70 Storeowners’ Favorite Merchandise Sources: Reader Survey Results
76 Atlanta & Las Vegas Summer 2022 Markets
82 Door County Nature Works: Fine Home Furnishings & Accessories Since 1994
ON THE COVER:Bright Ideas!

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Smart Retailer May/June 2022

10 Sit Up and Take Note! – Discover fresh finds to keep customers coming back to see what’s new.
16 Bed, Bath & Personal Care
22 Fall & Halloween
30 Pet Products
34 Greeting Cards & Packaging
38 Solving the Supply Chain Bottleneck
42 Succession Planning: Preparing to Sell Your Business, Part 2
46 Business Briefs:
50 Tips & Tricks for Sourcing Online
52 Fill in the Blanks
56 Sentimental Journey
ON THE COVER: Old Town Soap Co.

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Smart Retailer March/April 2022

10 Spring Into Summer
12 Candles & Scents
18 Children & Babies
24 Patriotic & Made in USA
30 Wholesale Cash & Carry Warehouses: A Fast, Convenient Way to Stock Your Shelves
42 Succession Planning: Preparing to Sell Your Business, Part 1
48 Business Briefs:Fill in supply chains’ missing links
52 Create Positive First Impressions That Last
56 Nature’s Country Cupboard
ON THE COVER: The Vintage Pearl

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Smart Retailer January 2022

10 Looking Forward
14 Farmhouse & Primitive
22 Garden & Outdoor
30 Pet Products
36 Atlanta Market Trend Watch
44 Las Vegas Market First Look
52 Business Briefs: Hire ambitions; creating the new mall mix; a new year, a new you; who ought to automate; safety first? maybe not.
56 Small Business Grants: Innovative Funding for Independent Retailers
60 Inspiration Resources
64 2022 Social Media Calendar
68 Uptown Gifts on Main

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