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Smart Retailer October/November 2020 Issue
Table of Contents
NEW & NOTEWORTHY:
10 A Wealth of Wares: There’s plenty here to please even your pickiest customers.
14 Bling it On! Dress up your shop (and shoppers)with a wide array of jewelry, handbags, and accessories.
22 Delightfully Delicious: Specialty foods are customer favorites because they’re great for gifts, parties, and everyday use. And since they’re consumable, they’re sure to be staples on shopping lists.
28 Made-in-USA Merchandise: Local and made-in-America products are such a fast-growing category that you might want to add more shelf space for them.
34 Floor Coverings, Textiles & Linens: Home remodeling is booming with the “stay-at-home” trend. That’s carrying over to home décor, such as these rugs, runners, throws, pillows, towels, napkins, and more.
24 Atlanta Market Snapshot: Take a peek at some of Atlanta Market’s hot gift and home décor products from its summer show.
26 Las Vegas Market Snapshot: Las Vegas Market highlights some of its best and most popular merchandise from the summer show.
38 Hire the Best Retail: Talent You Can Find You’ve got too much at stake to hire the wrong people. Discover secrets to finding the best employees.
40 Business Briefs: Putting windows to work; training for tension and tempers; ‘tis the season to be safe; retail COVID comebacks; taking to the streets.
DISPLAY & DESIGN:
42 Adapting Visual Merchandising to the New Normal: COVID-19 requires outside-the box thinking to adjust to new conditions. Learn effective strategies to move your business forward.
44 News Roundup from Smart-Retailer.com: Find news stories and article summaries here with full stories available on smart-retailer.com.
46 Lodgical Country
Store: Versatility is a Recipe for Success: When Lynn Fial-Kibler opened her shop near Buffalo, New York, in 2014, she had no idea what she would face in 2020 with COVID-19. Find out how she successfully navigated the challenges.
IN EVERY ISSUE
6 Editor’s Note
8 Welcome Exchange: Questions & Answers that Matter
48 Trade Show Calendar
50 Advertiser Index
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