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NRF Blasts New Obama Overtime-Pay Rules August 3, 2015
New regs could cost millions, says organization. The National Retail Federation says that the Obama administration’s proposed new rules for overtime pay “could cost retailers hundreds...
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260% Rent Increase Sends Jewelers in New Direction August 3, 2015
It isn’t only the address that’s changed for Turchin Jewelers. Nationwide, rents are up 4 percent since they bottomed out in 2011, but Tommy and Theresa Turchin were hit with a whopping...
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Online Auction Features “Mad Men” Jewelry August 3, 2015
Included is Betty Draper’s engagement ring (but not the one from Don). “Mad Men” may be over, but memorabilia from the long-running hit lives on. Betty Draper, you may recall, dumped...
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Customer-Service Robots Are Coming Our Way August 3, 2015
First models are now in stores in Japan. Alibaba is among investors who have raised $236 million to develop retail customer-service robots now in stores in Japan. Offered on a $444-per-month,...
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Jewelers Mutual Casts Vote on Whether Wearable Tech Is Jewelry August 3, 2015
Yep. Is wearable tech jewelry? Jewelers Mutual Insurance has weighed in heavily on the positive side by announcing that will provide coverage for smart jewelry including products by such...
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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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Spelling Out the Appeal of Acrostic Jewelry Spelling Out the Appeal of Acrostic Jewelry July 24, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Personal jewelry — delicate in scale and loaded with meaning for the wearer — remains a hot seller. And combining it with a trend...
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Eric Robertson: Discount Diamonds Eric Robertson: Discount Diamonds July 23, 2015, published in Guest Blogs
Eric Robertson is a writer, illustrator and creative lead for Green Lake Jewelry Works. More of his completely random drawings...
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