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VOL. 33 NO 12 APRIL 2014

• Spring Sales Issue • Hot New Products • Retailing in Dubai • Trade Show Calendar

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UNIVERSE WHOLESALE . . . . . . . .92 VIA TRADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 WESTERN EXPRESS . . . . . . . . . . .35 WHOLESALE SUPPLIERS . . . . . 106

FLIRT WHOLESALE . . . . . . . . . 70 FLIRTY

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AUcTION BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

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cLOSEOUT NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

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SALESMAN’S GUIDES . . . . . . . . 116

STYLE IN FASHION . . . . . . . . . . . 20

TRADE BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

STYLISH PLUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

TRADE SHOW DIREcTORY . . . . .59

USAcOSTUMERS .cOM . . . . . . . 88

ASSORTED ITEMS AUcTION FINDER . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 BEAN WHOLESALERS . . . . . . . 102 DD BULK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 DINO DROPSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 DOBA DROPSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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this year Easter is back in April, where it belongs! Remember last year when Easter was in March? It really put a kink in sales for retailers.

Now that we are back on track and world order has been restored we can start decorating our stores and selling spaces to capitalize on peeps, bunnies and fuzzy baskets. MY favorite line for decades has been that I hope for all of us that April showers will be of coins and bills falling into our cash registers. And the good news is that the economy may very well make that saying come true this year. MARKET stability is back and manufacturing numbers have been improving steadily. While consumer confidence is still not where we’d like it, the mid-range markets that all of us service are doing quite nicely. It is just a shame that our country hasn’t kickstarted the recovery a bit faster. But it’s always a good sign to be going in the right direction, no matter how slowly. WITH every new season brings new merchandise and new shoppers into the markets. As a retailer you need to get rid of the winter doldrums, and if you’re like most of us who had a frigid winter, you will be glad to do

this. We all need to spruce up our selling spaces and make our areas cheerful and bright as shoppers come out of hibernation and back to their natural habitat: the shopping mall! INDEPENDENT retailers have a great opportunity to continue to ride the trend of “shop local.” While we’d lost some fellow small businesses who couldn’t duke it out with the economy, those of us who remain see greater interest in our communities to encourage local shopping. NOW is the time to plant the seeds (another spring pun) and get involved with your local chamber of commerce or block groups and work with them to promote shopping locally. The baseline of all these campaigns is that if locals don’t patronize the local stores there will be no local stores and that changes the entire chemistry of a town. MAKE sure, of course, that your store has what the buyers want. Keep current on colors, trends and fads so that shoppers are excited when they come to your store. Happy Easter, in April once again!

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RETAILING NEWS Obama’s Budget Effect on Small Businesses PRESIDENT Obama’s new budget proposal calls for tens of billions of dollars in new spending and several revisions to the nation’s tax code, much of which is going to have a large impact on new and small businesses. THE document signals a new shift for the administration. After two years of trying to trim debt, the president is renewing his push to invest more money into programs he believes will kickstart the still lagging economy. WHILE Obama says that small businesses are the key driver to an improved economy, many of his new plans being proposed will not be a benefit to them. Here are some of the highlights: MORE federal spending. No surprise here as Obama asks for an additional $56 billion in stimulus beyond the $1.014 trillion already awarded last year. Some of this money will be spent on early education and job training. He also wants to earmark money towards repairing roads and new transit projects. This is not necessarily going to help our small retail businesses - unless you sell tools to build roads. JOB re-training is also on the docket. Around 20% of small businesses say that they have job openings they are struggling to fill. Will this job training be the answer to the problem or perhaps they cannot fill the jobs because the pay is too low. There is no mention as to what type of training and for what industry is planned. LOOPHOLES will be closed that large companies use to profit from overseas tax evasion. The bill may not help small businesses, however, because many small businesses as structured as “pass through entities” with their owners paying the company’s taxes at the individual rate, not corporate. So, small businesses have been benefiting by the loophole. LESS money for the SBA. I think you know what that means without me having to spell it out. MORE money for the consumers. Policymakers are being urged to think twice before cutting entitlement programs which keep money in the pockets of many low-income and elderly Americans, which can then be spent at local businesses. This could be a win for small businesses.

Walmart Downsizing Some Units THE super centers will remain but Walmart has been toying with small hybrid stores around the country to enable shoppers to pop in and out quickly and pick-up items on their way home from work, etc. By introducing these neighborhood stores they want to grow their share beyond the 10% they have now and compete with local convenience stores. Another dagger to the independent retail c-store or grocery.

Retailing Tidbits... STAPLES is calling it quits on hundreds of their brick-and-mortar stores this year. Citing more online buyers than walk-ins, the company will focus on building their internet sales presence. When was the last time you ran out for copy paper or toner? It’s a good move for the chain in order to stay solvent. SAKS Fifth Avenue in New York City has announced a $1.25 billion refurbishment of its stores, starting with the NYC flagship. The department store chain, recently acquired by Hudson’s Bay Co. plans to entice younger shoppers with expanded contemporary fashion collections and exclusive merchandise. UNIGLO, Japan’s fastest growing retailer is opening three new stores in San Francisco, bringing their total to eight stores in that market and 17 nationwide. The chain is also planning openings in both Pennsylvania and Connecticut shortly. They are hot on the heels of H&M that has been having major expansions.

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Shopping Around The World DUBAI, UAE 2 6 • A P R I L

In anticipation of our 33rd Anniversary, Martin Stevens, Publisher of Retailers Forum headed off to Abu Dhabi in route to Dubai to check out what is hailed as one of the most elegant shopping malls on the planet. And, as you will see, it did not disappoint.

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When one thinks of Dubai and the UAE we think of luxury and the trip started with special treatment by Etihad Airways with the 13 hour flight leaving from JFK airport in New York. From the first class lounge to the comfortable business section onboard, the flight was less grueling than my regular jaunts to Vegas for trade shows. Upon arrival at Abu Dhabi airport I was whisked to one of the top Jumeirah hotels in the downtown area, directly across from the Emirates Palace Hotel. My time in Abu Dhabi was short and included touring the Emirates Palace, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (which was beyond belief), Ferrari World and the Etihad Airways training center. Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest of the Emirates, controlling most of the oil in the region. The average wealth of their 400,000 citizens is just under $14 million each! Unlike Dubai, it is more laid back

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(because everyone’s rich!) and less commercialized than other areas. The hotels and museums are spectacular and I learned that for shopping centers and stores they must be attached or connected to hotels, which is quite interesting. The stores here are all high end designer boutiques. The dirham (local currency) is one of the most stable in the world and has not fluctuated in almost a decade.

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One of my favorite memories of the trip was seeing the actual gold vending machine that I had heard rumor of. The machine is located in the lobby of the Emirates Palace hotel and dispenses actual gold bars. There was no line at the machine and while tempted to make a purchase, I decided to save my cash for Dubai. At several times during my visit to various buildings I was reminded that when I saw gold on a ceiling or wall it was not gold paint, but actual gold. What else would I expect? After touring Abu Dhabi I was escorted to the marina where a sea plane was waiting to transfer me to Dubai. It was explained that during this 35-minute flight I would get a better idea of the

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RETAIL VIEWS conTInuEd Dubai is a complete contrast to Abu Dhabi. As you see from the skyline pictures, it is cosmopolitan and rivals any major city in the world with its architecture and style. When you have so much money that you’re dispensing gold from vending machines, you are able to employ the best-of-the-best. The architects, planners, materials and workers come to Dubai from around the world to create these masterpieces.

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layout, skyline view and of course be able to see Palm Island in its entirety from above. Palm Island is a completely manmade set of islands that jut out into the ocean, like palm leaves. On each of the slivers are luxury hotels, restaurants and homes, many owned by celebrities. I am not an advocate of propeller plans and my rule of flying is the bigger the better, which makes no sense, but I was encouraged by the pilot to join him up front and enjoy the view. The flight was amazing and my thanks to Sea Wings Dubai for the experience.

The city is breathtaking and as one who loves architecture that alone was worth the trip. Coming from New York, where it takes decades to build anything, it was amazing to hear that when the Sheikh was in a traffic jam on the local 2-lane highway he remedied that by extending the road to 6 lanes in less than a year! Skyscrapers go up in less than two years. A more ambitious project of building a driverless metro system was undertaken and completed in less than five years. Fast forward to New York where we are still working on the subway extensions a decade later and two billion dollars over budget. The UAE is proof that money can indeed expedite a process. My trip would not be complete without visiting the Dubai Mall which encompasses 9 million square feet of retail space. Yes, 9 million! Since I have been involved with the retailing industry for decades this was the crowning glory of my trip. It was a retailers dream: A 22 screen cinema, 244 guest room hotel inside the mall, and hundreds of stores, one nicer than the next. Throw in a full


aquarium, underwater zoo and Olympic size skating pool and you have the most exquisite mall you’d ever been to. The sheer size was overwhelming with beautiful and ornate, the decorated ceilings and skylights. If there is a mall in heaven, this is what it looks like!

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Over 55 million people pass through this mall every year, more visitors to this one mall than the entire tourism into New York City or Los Angeles. Having spent over $20 billion to build this facility, this was one case where if they build it, people better come! And they do, and I did and I must say it goes down on my list of top retailing venues in the world. Top, middle and bottom are pictures of inside the Dubai Mall

My thanks to Etihad Airways, Jumeirah Hotels and Four Corners for their hospitality and assistance during my journey through the United Arab Emirates.

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Advertising & Marketing Incentives Expo / Motivation Show Show Date: May 7-8 Management: VNU Expositions Dulles International Airport, P.O. Box 17413 Washington, DC 20041 Tel: 703/318-0300 Fax: 703/318-8833 www.motivationshow.com Location: Lakeside Center, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Est. Exhibitors: 1,200 Est. Attendance: 15,200 Profile: Features brand display products and services from signage, banners, bins, 3D and ventricular images, in store light and motion, products and services to generate business. ASI Show - NY Show Date: May 14-16 Management: ASI Shows, Inc. 4800 Street Rd. Trevose, PA 19053 Tel: 800/546-3300 Fax: 800/546-6381 www.asishow.com

Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: Imprinted specialties and promotional merchandise. Hospitality Design Exposition Show Date: May 14-16 Management: VNU Expositions 1485 Avion Parkway, Ste. 400 Chantilly, VA 20151 Tel: 800/765-7615 Fax: 703/488-2725 www.hdexpo.com Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: 10,000 Profile: Premier event for Hospitality Design Products and Services working on projects for Hotels, Casinos, Restaurants, Cruise Ships, Country Clubs, Senior Living, Etc. Recon Spring Convention Trade & Exposition Show Date: May 18-20 Management: International Council of Shopping Centers 1221 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020

Tel: 646/728-3800 Fax: 212/589-5555 www.icsc.org Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Est. Exhibitors: 1,000 Est. Attendance: 2,500 Profile: Distributors and suppliers of real estate products and services for shopping centers will be exhibiting. Book Expo America

Show Date: May 29-31 Management: Reed Exhibition Companies 383 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT 06851 Tel: 203/840-5690 Fax: 203/840-5805 www.bookexpoamerica.com Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Est. Exhibitors: 2,000 Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: This show features all book related products including audio, CD, paperback and hardcover.

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MAY 2014 Location: Pheasant Run Resort. St. Charles, IL Est. Exhibitors: 400 Est. Attendance: 2,500 Profile: Annual trade show and convention. The American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo Show Date: May 18-21 Management: American Association of Museums 1575 Eye St. NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202/289-1818 Fax: 202/289-6578 www.aam-us.org Location: Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: This annual meeting consists of daily seminars and Museum Expo where professionals gather to exchange ideas and learn about new products and services that will aid them in their responsibilities.

Health & Beauty ABA Edmonton Beauty Show Show Date: May 4-5 Management: Allied Beauty Association 145 Traders Blvd. Unit 26/27 Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L3 Tel: 905/568-0158 Fax: 905/568-1581 www.abacanada.com

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada Est. Exhibitors: 850 Est. Attendance: 3,000 Profile: This show will feature products and services related to the beauty industry. Allied Beauty Association Education Hair Dressing Show Show Date: May 4-5 Management: Allied Beauty Association 145 Traders Blvd. Unit 26/27 Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L3 Tel: 905/568-0158 Fax: 905/568-1581 www.abacanada.com Location: Edmonton Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada Est. Exhibitors: 85 Est. Attendance: 1,000 Profile: Professional beauty show designed for hairdressers and salon owners to view the latest techniques and products in the industry. Premiere Beauty Show Show Date: May 31-Jun 2 Management: Premiere Shows, Inc. 1049 Wille Springs Dr, Suite 1001 Winter Springs, FL 32708 Tel: 407/265-3131 Fax: 407/265-3134 www.premiereshows.com Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL Est. Exhibitors: 375 Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: Beauty products and demonstrations.

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MAY 2014 P.O. Box 574 Parksville, BC Canada v9P 2G6 Tel: 250/248-4440 Fax: 250/248-0640 www.homeshowtime.com Location: The Alberni Valley Multiplex, Port Alberni, BC, Canada Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: 10,000 Profile: This show will feature home and garden products. National Hardware Show Show Date: May 6-8 Management: Reed Exhibitions 383 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851 Tel: 888/425-9377 Fax: 203/840-9622 www.nationalhardwareshow. com Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Est. Exhibitors: 3,500 Est. Attendance: 70,000 Profile: Manufacturers of hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical materials, lawn and garden equipment, and more. Cowichan Valley Fall Home Show Show Date: May 9-11 Management: Evergreen Exhibitions, Inc. 830 D Pembroke St. Victoria, BC V8T 1H9 Tel: 250/248-4440 Fax: 250/248-0640 www.homeshowtime.com Location: Island Savings Center, Duncan, BC, Canada Est. Exhibitors: 100

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Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NY, NY Est. Exhibitors: 500 Est. Attendance: 14,000 Profile: Jewelry and accessories will be featured at this popular show. International Fashion Jewelry & Accessory Show Show Date: May 4-7 Management: IFJAG 1486 Stony Lane North Kingstown, RI 02852 Tel: 401/295-4564 Fax: 401/295-0122 www.jewelrytradeshows.com Location: Affinia Hotel, New York, NY Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: Manufacturers and wholesalers of fashion jewelry merchandise will be exhibiting their latest creations and offerings at this industry show. Business to Business Gem Trade Show - North Carolina Show Date: May 9-11 Management: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc. P.O. Box 98 Flora, MI 39071 Tel: 601/879-8832 Fax: 601/879-3282 www.glwshows.com Location: Watauga Festival Center, Franklin, NC Est. Exhibitors: 50 Est. Attendance: 900


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MAY 2014 Profile: This Intergem show features the largest selection of gems, minerals, and jewelry found all across the world. Intergem - International Gem & Jewelry Show Show Date: May 23-25 Management: International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc. 120 Derwood Circle Rockville, MD 20850 Tel: 301/294-1640 Fax: 301/294-0034 www.intergem.com Location: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX Est. Exhibitors: N/A Est. Attendance: N/A Profile: This Intergem show features the largest selection of gems, minerals, and jewelry found all across the world. The JCK Luxury Show – Las Vegas Show Date: May 27-Jun 2 Management: Reed Exhibition Companies 383 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT 06851 Tel: 203/840-4800 Fax: 203/840-4804 HYPERLINK “http://www. jcktoronto.ca”www.jcktoronto. ca Location: Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons, Elite Enclave, Las Vegas, NV Est. Exhibitors: 2,500 Est. Attendance: 20,000 Profile: Designers and manufactures of fine jewelry exhibit their products and services for the trade only.

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Packaging International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference/Exhibition Show Date: May 6-8 Management: Canon Communications 11444 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 Tel: 310/996-9431 Fax: 310/44504299 www.powdershow.com Location: Donald Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL Est. Exhibitors: 550 Est. Attendance: 8,500 Profile: Full range of process equipment for the dry handling industries. Plast-ex Canada Show Date: May 19-21 Management: Canon Communications 11444 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 Tel: 310/996-9431 Fax: 310/44504299 www.canontradeshows.com

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motions. Make sure you’re aware of any restric6 tions regarding the use of a logo. Most major 0 manufacturers will also provide you with pro- • motional literature for their products. Some A will imprint the material with the store name P for free; with others, you’ll need to cover that R cost yourself. It’s a necessary and worthwhile I L expense. 2 0 If you solicit market1 4 ing support from suppliers, you may be surprised to learn how much is available. The money and materials are there for those who learn to use them. You should, from opening day on. continued...

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FORUM Workshop WORKSHOP Forum BUILDING ON YOUR OPENING STRATEGY

Carefully planned and effectively promoted, your store’s grand opening should kick your business into gear. Yo Y u want to do all you can to maintain and build on that momentum with your marketing program. Right now, w think in w, terms of a one-year plan, with quarterly and midyear assessments of what’s working best for the store. During the first year you’ll become aware of sales and traff f ic trends you may ff not now anticipate. At the end of that year, r r, you’ll be able to look at your sales records and know, w statistically, w, y how much business you rey, alized in each month. Wi W th those figures as a guide, you can then adj d ust your ad spending in dj response to anticipated sales activity. y y.

As you approach your first year in business, 6 you don’t enj n oy that insight. For now, nj w assume 2 w, your store will experience a peak sales season, n • n, with a couple of major sales weekends, and A several lull periods. P R I L

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FORUM Workshop WORKSHOP Forum That means you should commit at least 20% of your ad budget to your key month of the year. Again, n for most, that’s either November or Den, cember. Then take what’s left and divide it by eleven to give you a monthly marketing budget for the rest of the year. Look at that amount as your base allowance. Remember, r you want to r, sweeten that fund as much as possible by taking full advantage of every available form of marketing support from your suppliers.

Next, think in terms of what you want to accomplish with that monthly allotment. Yo Y ur need to advertise consistently is only compounded by the need to experiment during this first year. How you go about that is a function of your budget and the advertising expenses in your area. At the very least, you want to keep the store name in print every week of the year.

One month you may want to accomplish that with an ad in a newspaper, r another month with r, a series of billboards. Of course, it’s even better if your budget allows for both. At any rate, you want to use a mix of media until you start seeing measurable impact on sales from what you’re doing.

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FORUM Workshop WORKSHOP Forum Experimenting with broadcast media poses much more of a challenge because of the expense involved. If your ad budget allows this luxury, y use your commercials to advertise y, something not carried in your print campaign. It will give you a clearer idea of how television or radio is helping business. Remember, r to use radio or telr, evision eff f ectively, ff y you need to y, run a schedule of ads over a period of a few days or weeks.

An effective advertising program in any medium requires consistency. y Until your store y. develops a local reputation, you must consistently spend to keep its name before the public. As you spend, you must do everything else within your power to give shoppers a reason to visit the store. Selling gift certificates is a simple

way to accomplish this and an easy program to 6 administer. Offer them to customers from day 6 one. Many store owners learn to use cross pro• motions with other non-competing retailers as a way to increase store traff f ic. Usually the pro- A ff P motion involves two businesses indirectly re- R lated: the clothing store and an area dry cleaner, r I r, L for instance. By mutual agreement, t each partict, ipating store owner refers customers to the 2 0 other’s business. That referral usually includes 1 some form of additional incentive such as a dis- 4 count or special off f er. ff In all you do to promote the business, think creatively: The future of your retail business and your retail career depends on how well you succeed in attracting as many people as possible to the store.

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You’re in business for yourself, with your own store, responsible for your future. Whether the future brings success or failure, it will be to your credit or blame, entirely. y As y. much as opening day symbolizes, it is the weeks and months following this milestone that should be of real concern to you now. Opening day provides the retailer with a definite, definable target to work toward. Yo Y u set the date and throw yourself into making it a resounding success. By the time you close the doors that first night, you’ll know how well you succeeded. But that’s only the starting point.

goal is surviving long enough to realize the potential you planned and built into this retail venture. Yo Y ur business opens with potential: each day beyond measures how well you’re doing to turn that promise into retail power. The faster that pace, the stronger the foundation that will allow you to realize your vision of a career in retailing.

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When you get too caught up in the eff f ort, and ff personalize the problems of the business, you lose the ability to judge clearly and to make the right decisions. Expect a tough first year, r and r, you’ll be prepared to handle whatever providence throws your way. y That attitude will aly. ways serve your plan and aspirations. When you’re prepared to deal with challenge, you’re mentally equipped to make the right decisions.

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Everything you do leading up to the store opening amounts to packing your bags and loading up the car. Opening day you cleared the city limits. The retail journey begins there with you, the retail entrepreneur, r in the driver’s r, seat. Where are you heading? Yo Y u’ve already indicated where you want to end up in your plans and goals. But your business plan, n your goals, only begin n, to describe what awaits you in the retail marketplace, and it’s a best-case scenario at that.

The experience getting there will teach you to be a better retailer. Yo Y ur plans and priorities may change as you gain a better understanding of your market. Allow yourself the freedom to learn, to sharpen your retail skills from what the market teaches you. But maintain enough

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Misdirected promotions mean either you’re not reaching the right people or there aren’t enough of them receiving your message to support your business. Yo Y ur best response: Step up your ad spending. Yo Y u know what isn’t working; pull out all the stops and blanket the area with your message in other media. Either crowds will follow and you’ll know what media to use or you’ll know it’s time to reconsider your business and its location.

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Until sales activity picks up, play with your product display, rearranging inventory and placement until customers seem to respond. During the first few months your store is up and running, do everything you can, spend whatever it takes, to get your revenues up and running as well. If consumer response is not immediate, it’s your job to force it.

needed. It’s important to build some flexibility into your plans, and leave yourself an easy way out when market reality doesn’t match your expectations. Running your store should provide a learning experience from day one. Adapt your plans to what that experience teaches you. Y ur store requires a certain level of sales activYo ity to realize its potential. The sooner that foundation is in place, the better. It’s up to the The process may take longer than you expect, owner alone to move it along, to do whatever it but you can’t wait too long. Look for the signs takes to give the store a proper start. of success or trouble from day one, and act as needed. To T sit back and wait for something to As you work toward that goal, happen is to neglect your responsibility as remember the successful enowner & operator. Yo Y ur future is at stake here, trepreneur is one who recogand your alone. nizes her limitations. If the initial challenges to your store For this reason, regard all your plans as outseem insurmountable, turn lines of preferred activity, y easily revised as y, outside for help. continued...

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Signs of trouble in your business do not signal failure. They are indicators that require your immediate attention. Not to respond is failure. If you do all you can, n but cannot seem to get the n, business running, seek the advice of the experts who helped you into business. Ask your attorney, y accounty, ant, t and any other cont, sultants for insight and suggestions on what you’re doing wrong.

T lk to your customers and hear what they say Ta about your business. They’ve got no financial stake in its future and may be able to point you to the problem immediately. y y.

Success will present itself to you in full bloom. The roots of trouble in your retail operation will prove more difficult to identify. y Yo y. Y u must scratch around and shed light on any problem before it develops into a threat to your future. Y u’ve planned too much and worked too hard Yo bringing this business to life to let it slip away through neglect. It’s your duty to contain the problems, and turn the challenges of your business into new opportunities.

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THE BIGGEST MISTAKE ANY RETAILER CAN MAKE IS TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE CYCLE OF COMPETITION BASED SOLEY ON PRICE.

If your entry compels other retailers to start slashing prices, let them. There are no victors in that retail arena, only survivors. Yo Y ur retail store should mean something entirely different to shoppers. The successful specialty retailer, r the small store owner with a future, is the r, one who offers customers much more than the lowest price in town. The consumers who will support your future value the service and convenience that can only be found with a specialist like yourself. Price is important, but the lowest price will not support your business.

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FORUM Workshop WORKSHOP Forum YOUR BEST RESPONSE TO COMPETITION: EMPHASIZE THE STRENGTHS YOU BRING TO THE MARKET.

Before long your dream is just another casualty of the retail price wars. Return frequently to your outline of why you are in business and who you want to serve. In what you’ve written you should find all the reason you need to Anyone can cut prices. What is it about your forge ahead in the face of competition. business that customers can’t find anywhere AS A RETAILER YOU MUST RESPOND else? Be it service or selection, that’s what you TO WHAT YOUR COMPETITORS DO want to tell your customers about in advertisAND SAY ABOUT YOU. ing. Play the pricing game and you’ll find yourself sucked into Y ur best response is a reaffirmation of your Yo a downward spiral of business strategy, y and what you want to do for y, diminishing returns. the shopper that extra incentive to visit your First your profits get store. But stick with the philosophy & strategy squeezed, then the that convinced you that you could offer consumers something they need in a retail store. entire business.

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FORUM Workshop WORKSHOP Forum MANAGING STOCK & INVENTORY During the early days of your business, closely monitor what happens with your inventory. y y. Sales, by product and category, y should provide y, an indicator of where to broaden your retail horizons. One of the secrets to retail success is having what the customers want, when they want it. This is another of your responsibilities as store owner & operator, r one that helps set r, the pace of your success. Yo Y u have one chance to win the customer: whenever he is in your store. If you don’t have what he wants when he wants it – especially an item at the core of your selection – he’ll go elsewhere. If he gets what he needs there, you can only hope he’ll find a reason to visit your store again.

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During these first few months you develop this skill through a process of carefully observing your sales transactions. Over time you’ll gain an instinctive sense of when to start price reductions on certain merchandise to move it out of the store in the beginning of the product cycle rather than at the end. There will always be the surprise winners and losers on the sales floor. Managing inventory eff f ectively means ff you eliminate the amount of surprise by knowing instinctively, y from experience, y, what your customers want, and when.

BROADENING YOUR HORIZONS WITH PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The retailer who closely tracks sales performance learns to recognize opportunities for expanding the business. Regard your store on opening day as the core of your future, and always look for ways to build on that. Respond immediately but proceed cautiously. y y. Once your store is established, you have the ideal forum for field-testing new products and services before making a commitment to any expansion. When adding inventory, y look first y, for those products that promise the greatest profit potential.

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A strong customer service program will prove among your best tools for establishing a loyal customer base. New services, like new products, require that you proceed with caution. Start with the familiar, r the necessary enhancer, ments of what you’re already doing; the things that will broaden the store’s appeal and As high-profit items, they strengthen your relationship with customers. also strengthen the store’s Begin with those services that represent a logitotal profit picture to pro- cal extension of your core business. vide enough economic base to allow business expansion When looking for new sales on a much broader basis. and service opportunities, lisWhen you add any product, ten closely to what your cususe display and placement to highlight it for tomers say. If you find yourself your customers. Put it where they can’t miss it. frequently explaining you don’t T lk it up. Make sure everyone who enters the Ta stock a particular item, maybe store knows what else is now available from it’s time you did. you. continued...

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As you investigate ways to expand your business, remember your best resource is your customers. Speak honestly to the people you Y u’ll get serve, and solicit their opinions. Yo plenty of suggestions on how you could and should expand the business. After all, they’re people who know best what your store could do for them. What they have to say in a few moments could save you hours of agonizing

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Y u’ll escape some of that process by doing all Yo you can to keep staff f turnover to a minimum. ff While you won’t be able to hold on to everyone, there are a few people you’ll want to keep, people who can grow with the business into positions of greater authority. y y. There are no secrets to retaining staff. All that’s required are the same management skills and sensitivity that go into effective team management and leadership.

Recognize those you hire for their contributions to the business with words and dollars, and they’ll know they are appreciated. Some will demonstrate interest in the business as soon as they join your team. Look for enthusiasm and the willingness to give that extra effort, to stay with every job until it’s completed. Those who demonstrate it are people you want to work to keep. Involve them in the decisionmaking process, soliciting their advice and opinions. Unless yours is the one-man or onewoman shop, you can’t be in touch with every customer. But you want to know what every customer has to say. y Listen to what your y. staffers tell you, and their opinions about the business. Yo Y u’ll learn who has the insight, the business sense that makes for a stronger team. Realize, even in the earliest days, that you’ll need the help of others. continued...

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Over time, as soon as the business starts to take off ff, ff f, recognize their contributions with cash rewards. Give people some form of incentive for staying with the business. Let them share in profits, or provide a bonus or pension program, and they’ll think twice before leaving. That kind of involvement also encourages people to work harder for the good of all.

SHARING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

As an entrepreneur, r it isn’t easy for you to share r, responsibility. y That runs against your grain. y. Y u entered into business to be the boss, and Yo once you’re there, it’s tough to trust others with the authority to make decisions regarding the business. Yo Y u must, though, if you want your dreams of retail success to realize the potential you’ve built into them.

YOU CAN’T GUIDE AN OCEAN CRUISER WITH A ROWBOAT MENTALITY.

1 0 2 • A At the start, your retail P business is like that RI humble little craft on L this wide ocean of busi- 2 ness opportunity. y Yo y. Y u may have a staff, f but 0 f, you’re the one pulling the oars. Everything 1 4 about moving the craft through the water is your responsibility. y Step into a larger boat, and y. it takes more than your effort alone to navigate the waters. Yo Y u alone still set the course and direction, but you cannot get there entirely of your own eff f orts. The bigger the ship, the larger ff the crew; but there’s never any doubt there’s a captain in charge. continued...

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This retail venture is your ship to prosperity. y y. But you can’t get where it can take you entirely on your own effort. Plan from the very beginning to share your responsibilities. That doesn’t mean you’ll be giving up any final authority. y y. Rather, r you’ll be making your own job easier r, and putting yourself in a better position to build your future. As your store grows and you look to expand it, you’ll be faced with new responsibilities. Cultivate and train a staff who can help you manage your business. Enter business knowing you will share your responsibility. y Yo y. Y ur eff f ort alone can bring you success, ff but with the help of others, you’ll find it much easier to broaden the horizons of the business. Giving up some of your responsibility may be one of the toughest things for you to do as the owner and founder of the business. It’s also one of the most necessary. y y.

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