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The hardest-drinking jewelers in the business? They’re from the Midwest, with 17 percent of jewelry store owners or managers in the heartland putting away more than one drink a day. (Yes, compared to sailors or Madison Avenue advertising execs, you might say jewelers are a pretty sober lot.)

Our brothers and sisters up north in Canada were the least likely to imbibe, with 39 percent abstaining completely, followed by jewelers in the West, where 35 percent were teetotalers.

Another interesting fact revealed from the mass of data we collected as part of Big Survey 2016 was that jewelers who drink also tend to own the biggest stores. Just 21 percent of the jewelers who own stores that do more than $1.5 million in sales a year abstain from alcohol compared with 52 percent of owners of stores doing less than $250,000.

This finding backs up economic research from 2010 that found people with high incomes reported consuming more alcohol than people of more modest means (specifically, 81 percent of respondents making over $75,000 per year drink alcohol, versus 46 percent earning under $20,000).

Of course, opening a bottle of gin first thing in the morning isn’t going to make you a better businessperson. One theory is that people who drink more do so because they socialize more.

And getting out in the community is definitely a forward indicator when it comes to business success.

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1-7

 

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12%

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3%

 

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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The hardest-drinking jewelers in the business? They’re from the Midwest, with 17 percent of jewelry store owners or managers in the heartland putting away more than one drink a day. (Yes, compared to sailors or Madison Avenue advertising execs, you might say jewelers are a pretty sober lot.)

Our brothers and sisters up north in Canada were the least likely to imbibe, with 39 percent abstaining completely, followed by jewelers in the West, where 35 percent were teetotalers.

Another interesting fact revealed from the mass of data we collected as part of Big Survey 2016 was that jewelers who drink also tend to own the biggest stores. Just 21 percent of the jewelers who own stores that do more than $1.5 million in sales a year abstain from alcohol compared with 52 percent of owners of stores doing less than $250,000.

This finding backs up economic research from 2010 that found people with high incomes reported consuming more alcohol than people of more modest means (specifically, 81 percent of respondents making over $75,000 per year drink alcohol, versus 46 percent earning under $20,000).

Of course, opening a bottle of gin first thing in the morning isn’t going to make you a better businessperson. One theory is that people who drink more do so because they socialize more.

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And getting out in the community is definitely a forward indicator when it comes to business success.

 

How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week?

0

 

30%

1-7

 

55%

Advertisement

8-14

 

12%

More than 14

 

3%

 

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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