More than half are ahead of target at midpoint of holiday season, according to INSTORE survey.
Expect robots to be doing a lot more than cleaning floors in the near future of retail.
Japanese maker tops poll for fourth straight year; Rolex falls out of top 3.
But some feel rich all around.
More than 50 percent of jewelers continue to stock watches, but the trend is down amid surging Apple Watch sales and Rolex supply-chain shortages, according to...
Nearly 60 percent of jewelers said that the pandemic made them “stronger,” according to the INSTORE 2021 Big Survey.
They're unlikely to be working.
Hiring new staff has created the “most grief” in the post-lockdown economic rebound, according to jewelers in the INSTORE Big Survey 2021.
Asked what business cuts during the pandemic have hurt the least, jewelers told the INSTORE 2021 Big Survey that hours were the winner.
Some pandemic behaviors continue to be the norm for jewelers, according to the INSTORE Big Survey 2021.
But the mood is generally upbeat.
Most don't believe lab-grown diamonds are “symbolically” as good as natural diamonds.
“Fewer store hours hasn’t hurt us."
But for some, selling ideas to staff or to family and friends is tougher.
'Jewelry has been a major benefactor of this pandemic,' says one store owner.
Respondents cited customer and staff loyalty, community resilience and adaptation to new conditions as reasons for the generally better than expected business results.