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ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who’s just no good at trade fairs?  

The kind who always ends up returning from a big show with a sinking feeling that you’ve picked up too much, too little, or flat-out wrong inventory? Stuck with contracts containing terms you don’t understand, deals you don’t like, and fine print that puts your store at a disadvantage? One who jostles and bumps your way through more than 15,000 other retailers and the majority of the finest minds in the business, and yet still flies home knowing no more about jewelry retail than when you left?  

Well, someone is clearly at fault. And though we’re not usually ones to bask in the homey aroma of roasted scapegoat, you know what? That someone is you.  

This year, in our annual pre-Vegas tips issue, we’ve scheduled you for a crash course in Advanced Trade Show Survival Skills. You’ll learn, step-by-painstaking-step, how to impress exclusive vendors, wrangle better deals, meet more peers and mentors, score cool freebies, comparison-test inventory management systems, and squeeze more priceless minutes out of every day. We’ll tell you where to go, what to eat, and who to see. Heck, someone’s even going to show you how to pack your suitcase.

Whether you’re going to the Vegas shows or another summer industry event, our ?Survival Kit? will give you the knowledge you need to best navigate this critical merchandising season.  

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Then, next month, we’ll further arm you with the very best guesses of our retail and industry style-watchers as to the products you’ll want to have in your cases for the 2006 holiday season. 

Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires 
Executive Editor And Associate Publisher 
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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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David Squires

It’s Showtime…

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on

And this year, you’re going home a winner

ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who’s just no good at trade fairs?  

The kind who always ends up returning from a big show with a sinking feeling that you’ve picked up too much, too little, or flat-out wrong inventory? Stuck with contracts containing terms you don’t understand, deals you don’t like, and fine print that puts your store at a disadvantage? One who jostles and bumps your way through more than 15,000 other retailers and the majority of the finest minds in the business, and yet still flies home knowing no more about jewelry retail than when you left?  

Well, someone is clearly at fault. And though we’re not usually ones to bask in the homey aroma of roasted scapegoat, you know what? That someone is you.  

This year, in our annual pre-Vegas tips issue, we’ve scheduled you for a crash course in Advanced Trade Show Survival Skills. You’ll learn, step-by-painstaking-step, how to impress exclusive vendors, wrangle better deals, meet more peers and mentors, score cool freebies, comparison-test inventory management systems, and squeeze more priceless minutes out of every day. We’ll tell you where to go, what to eat, and who to see. Heck, someone’s even going to show you how to pack your suitcase.

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Whether you’re going to the Vegas shows or another summer industry event, our ?Survival Kit? will give you the knowledge you need to best navigate this critical merchandising season.  

Then, next month, we’ll further arm you with the very best guesses of our retail and industry style-watchers as to the products you’ll want to have in your cases for the 2006 holiday season. 

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

It’s Showtime…

src=’https://www.instoremag.com/instore/images/david.jpg’ />

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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