Tips on Handling Menopause in Your Store

As retailers, you may be known for the brands and products that are not carried in the mainstream—but you are also known as the...

Improving Your Business through Improving Your Community

Remember the phrase, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”? When a couple’s four-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer, the young girl set out...

What’s Trending in the Herbal Supplements World

According to the HerbalGram, sales of herbal supplements have grown from $4.1 billion in 1999 to $5 billion in 2009 (1). Retailers, it is...

The Four Most Damaging Words in Retail: “May I Help You?”

Are you a salesperson? Whether you own your natural products store or just work in one, if your job duty is to interact...

Building an End Cap

How do you create an effective end cap? Here are a few tips. 1. An end cap is promotional, so you should refresh it at...

The Secret to Whole Foods Market’s Success

Every calendar quarter, public companies provide guidance to Wall Street to explain recent performance and project future results. In these quarterly telephone conference calls,...

Get Your Customers Through Lines As Fast As You Can

No one likes to be kept waiting, especially a customer. Checking-out is an experience just as important as a customer entering your store; you...

Loyalty Programs: What Do the Experts Say?

Fresh & Easy, the new 10,000-square-foot food retailer, has opened 120 stores in the western United States in less than two years, and plans...

Selling to Baby Boomers

As more and more baby boomers pass the 50th birthday landmark, this consumer-base deserves a second look. Baby boomers are reaching retirement age, which...

Hosting a Farmers’ Market Can Be Lucrative for Retailers

Where can you find some of the freshest produce? On stands at a farmers’ market. But, many supermarkets frown upon farmers’ markets, seeing them...