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Special Report: Become the Headquarters for Disaster Readiness & Recovery

December 16, 2015

Tornados, snowstorms, hurricanes, and floods cause billions of dollars in damage every year and can displace residents from their homes or interrupt critical utility services. Retailers play a vital role in supporting their communities before,...

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December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

36, The percentage of online Black Friday sales captured by Amazon. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/01/amazon-dominated-36-of-online-black-friday-sales-says-slice/?ncid=mobilenavtrend#.lb0ej4s:H9CB 1.4, The percentage that November sales rose over...

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Creating a Technology Niche

December 9, 2015

Technology is increasingly becoming more integrated with every aspect of daily life, and consumers are demanding newer and more innovative products to give them more control over the day-to-day management of their personal life. Given this trend,...

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Microbe-Killing Paint

December 9, 2015

Maintaining a germ and mold free interior environment can take many forms. Most commonly, antibacterial cleansers and high-quality air filters and purifiers are used for the job, however, mold and germ resistance or elimination has been incorporated...

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Cold-Weather Tailgating

December 9, 2015

Diehard sports fans don’t stop tailgating when the weather turns cold—they just pick up products to help them face whatever Mother Nature throws at them. Retailers can help by offering the following items: Hand and foot warmers, like those...

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Cleaning Up After Fido

December 9, 2015

According to the ASPCA (aspca.org), there are more than 70 million dogs sharing the couches, beds and backyards in households across the United States. And with all of those dogs, there is a lot of cleanup that takes place to ensure that home and...

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The Latest in Snow Blower Tech

December 9, 2015

Winter weather is upon us, and coming with it is the demand for snow blowers. But not all of these devices are suited for every application, nor are they the right fit for every customer. Retailers can maximize sales by making sure certain employees...

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December 9, 2015

December 9, 2015

36, The percentage of online Black Friday Sales captured by Amazon. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/01/amazon-dominated-36-of-online-black-friday-sales-says-slice/?ncid=mobilenavtrend#.lb0ej4s:px9Z 240, The percentage of growth of social commerce...

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Importance of Niche Departments

December 9, 2015

Every retailer has competition, whether it comes from a big-box store by the interstate or the discount warehouse out in the suburbs. So, why should customers choose your store over the one down the street? From a marketing perspective, one of...

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The Future of Farming Could be All Wet

December 9, 2015

A recent issue of Popular Science magazine discussed how changes in both the environment and technology have led to innovative trends in food production. One of these trends quickly gaining momentum is aquaculture, and even in places more...

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