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Smart Retailer May/June 2022
Table of Contents

PRODUCT FOCUS

NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 Sit Up and Take Note!
Discover fresh finds to keep customers coming back to see what’s new.

TREND WATCH:
16 Bed, Bath & Personal Care
Delight shoppers with a range of soaps, shampoos, lotions, body butters, and more in fabulous, refreshing fragrances.

22 Fall & Halloween
Get ready for fall with these eye-catching autumn décor items.

30 Pet Products
A great selection of merchandise for pets and gifts for those who love their furry friends.

34 Greeting Cards & Packaging
Whatever the occasion, a heartfelt greeting card and eye-catching packaging can turn a good gift into a great one.

BUSINESS SENSE
38 Solving the Supply Chain Bottleneck
As imported goods become harder to get, storeowners are turning to made-in-USA products, especially local and handmade goods. Companies like Stockabl help make this process easier for small independent stores.

42 Succession Planning: Preparing to Sell Your Business, Part 2
The second half of this two-part series provides information needed to execute the plans for selling a business outlined in Part 1. Following these steps will help make a smoother transition for everyone involved.

46 Business Briefs:
Sealed with a note; motivating management; asking for e-commerce help; small town, big hopes; navigators to help small businesses find their way.

50 Tips & Tricks for Sourcing Online
Learn how to make the most of B2B ecommerce platforms like JuniperMarket. Browse thousands of vendors and millions of SKUs to discover exciting new products and use specially designed retailer tools to make the process fast and efficient.

DISPLAY & DESIGN:
52 Fill in the Blanks
Your shelves may not be as full as you would like because of product shortages and delays, Learn how to strategically place the merchandise you do have to maximize sales.

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT:
56 Sentimental Journey
Storeowner Kris Hasten and her daughters recently received Washington, Illinois’ Outstanding Business Award. Kris’ mother and aunt opened the store in 1982 to help revitalize the village’s downtown square. The area is thriving, thanks in part to their hard work and dedication to their community.

ON THE COVER:
Old Town Soap Co. features a wide variety of products including homemade soaps, bath bombs, lotion candles, and its #1 selling show bombs! Made in the USA with top-quality ingredients.