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EVERY BUSINESS IS AN EXPERIMENT. Tinker here, fiddle there, and hope for the best. One of the proudest purposes of INSTORE is to point out potential directions for your experimenting. 

Take a section like our new, expanded “Monthly Survey” section. (That’s the page where we ask Brain Squad members how their businesses did the previous month and what were the hot-selling brands and hottest categories in their stores.) You can read that section in one of two ways : 1.) Read it to find out what other retailers are having success with, and either be happy that you’re already carrying those successful items or make it your mission to get them into your store right away. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss the boat on a profitable new category! Or 2.) Read it to find new, off-the-beaten path merchandising ideas that you might want to take a chance on in your store. The reasoning being, if customers in other parts of the country are fans, they might also like them in your store.  

The great thing is that the section supports both types of interpretations, sharing the hottest brands and categories monthly, but also offering intriguing oddball favorites from retail readers. 

The approach you choose to take, and the type of information you’re seeking in the pages of this magazine, says a lot about what kind of retailer you are – expert or novice, bold or cautious, creative or practical. Regardless, the information is there for all of you. And always available to use, however you choose, in the magnificent, ever-absorbing experiment that is your business. 

Enjoy the issue! 

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Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires 
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher 
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Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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Idea Factory

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Ready to experiment? Instore’s here to help

EVERY BUSINESS IS AN EXPERIMENT. Tinker here, fiddle there, and hope for the best. One of the proudest purposes of INSTORE is to point out potential directions for your experimenting. 

Take a section like our new, expanded “Monthly Survey” section. (That’s the page where we ask Brain Squad members how their businesses did the previous month and what were the hot-selling brands and hottest categories in their stores.) You can read that section in one of two ways : 1.) Read it to find out what other retailers are having success with, and either be happy that you’re already carrying those successful items or make it your mission to get them into your store right away. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss the boat on a profitable new category! Or 2.) Read it to find new, off-the-beaten path merchandising ideas that you might want to take a chance on in your store. The reasoning being, if customers in other parts of the country are fans, they might also like them in your store.  

The great thing is that the section supports both types of interpretations, sharing the hottest brands and categories monthly, but also offering intriguing oddball favorites from retail readers. 

The approach you choose to take, and the type of information you’re seeking in the pages of this magazine, says a lot about what kind of retailer you are – expert or novice, bold or cautious, creative or practical. Regardless, the information is there for all of you. And always available to use, however you choose, in the magnificent, ever-absorbing experiment that is your business. 

Advertisement

Enjoy the issue! 

Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires 
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher 
(Click here

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Zadok Master Jewelers

Stick to the Program — And Watch Your Sales Grow

When Zadok Master Jewelers in Houston, Texas, decided to move to a new location (they’d been in the same one for the 45 years they’d been in business), they called Wilkerson to run a moving sale. The results, says seventh-generation jeweler Jonathan Zadok, were “off the charts” in terms of traffic and sales. Why? They took Wilkerson’s advice and stuck to the company’s marketing program, which included sign twirlers — something Jonathan Zadok had never used before. He says a number of very wealthy customers came in because of them. “They said, ‘I loved your sign twirlers and here’s my credit card for $20,000.’ There’s no way we could have done that on our own,” says Zadok. “Without Wilkerson, the sale never, ever would have come close to what it did.”

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