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LAST MONTH, 232 pages. This month, 224. By a good margin, the two biggest editions in our history. But instead of a stretched-out, fattened version of one of our typical issues ? — no, never! ?– we’ve got some of our coolest features of the year. Highlights: 

It’s our annual Las Vegas shopping issue ? and this time around, trend watcher/forecaster Paul Holewa consults industry experts, top retailers (and possibly even a few astrologists) to give you the definitive take on what will be hot this holiday season. 

Not one but two terrific supplements (both requiring lo-o-o-ng journeys) ? an enlightening visit to the jewelry manufacturers of Mumbai, India, by senior editor Ralf Kircher and then Josh Wimmer’s magical mystery-shopping tour around America in InDiamonds. Both are must-reads! 

More of the ups and downs of Mark and Monika Clodius as they competely overhaul their Rockford, IL, store in ?Re-Thinking the Store.? If you’re thinking of renovating your store, have ever renovated your store, or just need confirmation of your vow to never, ever, renovate your store, it’s a fascinating series. We’re waiting for HBO to contact us about the cable-TV rights.  

Speaking of redone stores, we’ve got a super-cool one in this month’s ?Cool Stores? ? Holly Wesche Conn’s Wesche Jewelers in Viera, FL. Holly’s been talking about the project of creating her new stand-alone store for the last couple years, and now we all can see why she was so excited. Wow!

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There’s a lot more great stuff, but I’m out of space. So, block out a little time, sit back and enjoy this monster!

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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Don’t be intimidated. this issue is sweet …

LAST MONTH, 232 pages. This month, 224. By a good margin, the two biggest editions in our history. But instead of a stretched-out, fattened version of one of our typical issues ? — no, never! ?– we’ve got some of our coolest features of the year. Highlights: 

It’s our annual Las Vegas shopping issue ? and this time around, trend watcher/forecaster Paul Holewa consults industry experts, top retailers (and possibly even a few astrologists) to give you the definitive take on what will be hot this holiday season. 

Not one but two terrific supplements (both requiring lo-o-o-ng journeys) ? an enlightening visit to the jewelry manufacturers of Mumbai, India, by senior editor Ralf Kircher and then Josh Wimmer’s magical mystery-shopping tour around America in InDiamonds. Both are must-reads! 

More of the ups and downs of Mark and Monika Clodius as they competely overhaul their Rockford, IL, store in ?Re-Thinking the Store.? If you’re thinking of renovating your store, have ever renovated your store, or just need confirmation of your vow to never, ever, renovate your store, it’s a fascinating series. We’re waiting for HBO to contact us about the cable-TV rights.  

Advertisement

Speaking of redone stores, we’ve got a super-cool one in this month’s ?Cool Stores? ? Holly Wesche Conn’s Wesche Jewelers in Viera, FL. Holly’s been talking about the project of creating her new stand-alone store for the last couple years, and now we all can see why she was so excited. Wow!

There’s a lot more great stuff, but I’m out of space. So, block out a little time, sit back and enjoy this monster!

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires  
Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  
Click here

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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