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RANDOM THOUGHTS: because, after a hectic trip to Las Vegas and back, there’s little time for anything else.  

1.) As always, it was a thrill to see so many of Instore’s readers at the various Las Vegas shows we bounced between the entire week. I can’t tell you how much your enthusiasm for this magazine inspires us, and your ideas for story topics, stores to feature, services to talk about and new departments to launch can’t help but make us even better. 

2.) We signed up more than 100 new members for our ?Brain Squad? in Las Vegas. And we’re continuing to look for more … and, right now, anybody who signs up to receive our monthly email surveys as part of the ?Brain Squad? will receive a free (and completely awesome) t-shirt in either black or gray. Check out the pics on Page 65. These were extremely popular in Las Vegas ? you should have seen the look on all those manufacturers’ faces when we told them the shirts were reserved exclusively for ?Brain Squad? members. Heart-breaking.

3.) Next month, we’re excited to bring you what has become one of your favorite issues to read, and one of our favorites to put together ? Instore’s fourth annual ?America’s Coolest Stores? edition. The winners have already been chosen, and we’re putting together what we expect to be our best package of stores ever ? the state-of-the-cool in American jewelry retail. Enjoy the issue and see you next month!

Wishing you the very best business …
David Squires 
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher 
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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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Viva Las Vegas … Squad t-shirts … Cool coming

RANDOM THOUGHTS: because, after a hectic trip to Las Vegas and back, there’s little time for anything else.  

1.) As always, it was a thrill to see so many of Instore’s readers at the various Las Vegas shows we bounced between the entire week. I can’t tell you how much your enthusiasm for this magazine inspires us, and your ideas for story topics, stores to feature, services to talk about and new departments to launch can’t help but make us even better. 

2.) We signed up more than 100 new members for our ?Brain Squad? in Las Vegas. And we’re continuing to look for more … and, right now, anybody who signs up to receive our monthly email surveys as part of the ?Brain Squad? will receive a free (and completely awesome) t-shirt in either black or gray. Check out the pics on Page 65. These were extremely popular in Las Vegas ? you should have seen the look on all those manufacturers’ faces when we told them the shirts were reserved exclusively for ?Brain Squad? members. Heart-breaking.

3.) Next month, we’re excited to bring you what has become one of your favorite issues to read, and one of our favorites to put together ? Instore’s fourth annual ?America’s Coolest Stores? edition. The winners have already been chosen, and we’re putting together what we expect to be our best package of stores ever ? the state-of-the-cool in American jewelry retail. Enjoy the issue and see you next month!

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

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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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