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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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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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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

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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