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When it comes to the upcoming presidential election, no one candidate is a majority favorite among jewelers.

But Republican nominee Donald Trump holds a strong plurality at 48 percent. 

Meanwhile, 25 percent of respondents to our 2016 Big Survey said they would vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

We also asked readers about the No. 1 issue they’d be looking at when assessing the presidential candidates this year.

The most popular answer was taxes, with many respondents referring to tax breaks for small businesses. Some also mentioned the need to tax e-businesses at the same rate as brick-and-mortar stores.

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Other popular responses:

  • Economic plan.
  • Small business support.
  • Health care.
  • Safety and security of our country.

A few other interesting answers:

  • “Anyone but Trump.”
  • “Anyone but Hillary.”
  • “Lesser of two evils.”
  • “Color of hair.”

One egalitarian response read: “Who can bring bi-partisanship back to the Process.”

This person has a sense of humor about politics: “I do not follow professional sports … especially sports in suits …”

One person was fed up with the whole process: “Throw all the bums out … we need term limits now.”

There were several fatalistic responses like this one: “Who will do the least amount of damage.”

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One person took a very reasonable approach: “A candidate that sees a good therapist on a regular basis.”

And one person just wasn’t interested: “The rigged election process really makes a question like this pointless. Sorry.”

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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And the Presidential Candidate that Jewelry Store Owners Prefer Is …

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And the Presidential Candidate that Jewelry Store Owners Prefer Is …

When it comes to the upcoming presidential election, no one candidate is a majority favorite among jewelers.

But Republican nominee Donald Trump holds a strong plurality at 48 percent. 

Meanwhile, 25 percent of respondents to our 2016 Big Survey said they would vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. 

We also asked readers about the No. 1 issue they’d be looking at when assessing the presidential candidates this year.

Advertisement

The most popular answer was taxes, with many respondents referring to tax breaks for small businesses. Some also mentioned the need to tax e-businesses at the same rate as brick-and-mortar stores.

Other popular responses:

  • Economic plan.
  • Small business support.
  • Health care.
  • Safety and security of our country.

A few other interesting answers:

  • “Anyone but Trump.”
  • “Anyone but Hillary.”
  • “Lesser of two evils.”
  • “Color of hair.”

One egalitarian response read: “Who can bring bi-partisanship back to the Process.”

This person has a sense of humor about politics: “I do not follow professional sports … especially sports in suits …”

One person was fed up with the whole process: “Throw all the bums out … we need term limits now.”

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There were several fatalistic responses like this one: “Who will do the least amount of damage.”

One person took a very reasonable approach: “A candidate that sees a good therapist on a regular basis.”

And one person just wasn’t interested: “The rigged election process really makes a question like this pointless. Sorry.”

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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