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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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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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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

Continue Reading
Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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