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  • Pamela Brill

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Pamela Brill

    October 13, 2016

    Natural Habitat: Halfway Wild

    I miss the days when I didn’t have to bribe my kids to go outdoors. As a toddler, my younger daughter used to bang on the back door, her ‘subtle’ signal that she wanted to play in the backyard. It didn’t matter if it was pouring buckets or sleeting on a cold, spring-ish day; this kid needed to breathe the fresh air and feel the wind on her skin. It was partly because I knew she had developed a true affinity for all the creatures who lived outdoors permanently. To her, it wasn’t fair that they could ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    October 12, 2016

    White Glove Inspection

    I saw one of the employees at our local grocery store up on a ladder dusting the top of a display last week, and I immediately thought: the franchise’s inspector is coming soon. I could be wrong—I didn’t interrupt his hard work to ask—but it got me thinking about the advantage of having to pass inspection from time to time. Most of us don’t have anyone from the outside coming to check up on us, of course, but we should be carrying on our own inspections. Because whether we realize it or not, bad housekeeping ...

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  • GDA Day 3 at Vegas

    Retailers Share Pavilions Hidden Gems

    Whether it's store display pieces, upcycling-worthy finds, new gift items or education, it's all in the Las Vegas Market Pavilions. Gifts and Decorative Accessories editor-in-chief talks with retailers about how what they are finding in the Pavilions is enhancing their market experience. (Video coverage sponsored by International Market Centers.)

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