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Security Guard Shuts Off Store Alarm, Mayhem Ensues August 5, 2015
A casual thief had time to get away with millions. Out of Iceland comes news of a Reykjavik jeweler who lost millions in merchandise because a security guard turned off the store’s alarm...
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This Minnesota Jeweler Thinks Really Small August 5, 2015
Home base is a town of 548. You would expect a town of 548 people to have maybe a convenience store, a diner and a gas station. A jeweler, not so much. And yet Cindy Probst-DeKruif has...
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Top-Earning Retail Execs Lag CEOS in Other Fields August 5, 2015
Highest paid last year was TJX Co.’s Carol Meyrowitz. Even retailers at the industry’s topmost tier earn less than executives in other lines of work, according to WWD’s annual list...
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Hong Kong Jeweler Is Headed West August 5, 2015
A New York shop is planned for 2016. The largely online Hong Kong jeweler Plukka is raising cash “to fund ambitious plans for global expansion, including a major push into the U.S.,”...
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Putin’s Press Secretary Wows with $620,000 Watch August 5, 2015
Critics point out that he earns about one-quarter of its value. Vladimir Putin’s press secretary raised eyebrows at his wedding last week by wearing a $620,000 Richard Mille 52-01 wristwatch....
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Did You Even See Two-Stone Rings Two Years Ago? Did You Even See Two-Stone Rings Two Years Ago? August 5, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
While I wish I could write something clever such as: the number of two-gem rings has doubled . . . that would be inaccurate. Because...
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Mignon Faget Celebrates New Orleans’ Rebirth Mignon Faget Celebrates New Orleans’ Rebirth August 4, 2015, published in Best Practices
As a resident of New Orleans for the past two years, I’m very much a newcomer. But I’ve lived here long enough to understand...
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Give Your Displays a Literary Touch Give Your Displays a Literary Touch August 3, 2015, published in Customer Service
Persona Jewelry+ creative director Dustin Rennells recently expounded on the Boston store’s beautiful window displays...
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The Dirty World of Digital Marketing The Dirty World of Digital Marketing July 31, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. — James Cardinal Gibbons Digital Marketing – talk about buzzwords!...
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JA-New York Show Trend: In the Black JA-New York Show Trend: In the Black July 30, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Imagination exhilarates and, certainly, that’s what exhibitors did this year at the summer JA-New York Show—particularly...
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The Jeweler: Fakes The Jeweler: Fakes July 29, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Catch "The Jeweler" every other Wednesday on INSTOREMAG.COM. For more cartoons from Tim Searfoss, go here.
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"I Do Not Reorder Pieces": Heresy or Genius? July 27, 2015, published in Customer Service
Inventory experts would have you reorder every fast-selling piece in your store – and they’re generally right. However,...
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Jewelers For Water: Fine-Tuning the Message Jewelers For Water: Fine-Tuning the Message July 27, 2015, published in Best Practices
Although the scope of Alethe Fatherley’s caring may sometimes seem as deep and wide as the ocean, what she cares most about these...
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