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[dropcap cap=W]hip out your data sheets, it’s time again to see how you measure up against Joe Average?Jeweler. Monthly figures are below. Our highlight category for July is Unproven Lines.[/dropcap]

Those bright shiny things you fall in love with at first sight do indeed have the potential to set your store apart. But when you consider only about one-third of it will sell in the first year, it’s easier to see the danger.?Here, more than half the “new” inventory in the average U.S. jeweler is already 60 days old and aging quickly.

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David Brown is president of the Edge Retail Academy, an organization devoted to the ongoing measurement and growth of jewelry store performance and profitability. You can contact him at [email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the July 2008 edition of INSTORE[/span]

If you’d like to contribute your own data and receive a personalized KPI report each month, call (877) 910-3343 or e-mail: [email protected].

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By The Numbers: Danger of Unproven Lines

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[h3]Danger of Unproven Lines[/h3]

[dropcap cap=W]hip out your data sheets, it’s time again to see how you measure up against Joe Average?Jeweler. Monthly figures are below. Our highlight category for July is Unproven Lines.[/dropcap]

Those bright shiny things you fall in love with at first sight do indeed have the potential to set your store apart. But when you consider only about one-third of it will sell in the first year, it’s easier to see the danger.?Here, more than half the “new” inventory in the average U.S. jeweler is already 60 days old and aging quickly.

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David Brown is president of the Edge Retail Academy, an organization devoted to the ongoing measurement and growth of jewelry store performance and profitability. You can contact him at [email protected]

[span class=note]This story is from the July 2008 edition of INSTORE[/span]

If you’d like to contribute your own data and receive a personalized KPI report each month, call (877) 910-3343 or e-mail: [email protected].

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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