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“In the face of higher taxes and sequester, consumers provided the economy a bit of a reprieve this month,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Despite colder spring weather and an early Easter... <+>
When it comes to supporting their local communities, small business owners practice what they preach. According to the American Express OPEN® Small Business Monitor, 70 percent of entrepreneurs say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses... <+>
Consumers cooled spending in March as the impact of colder weather across the country and harmful fiscal policy, namely the payroll tax hike, caught up to the economy and weakened retail sales.... <+>
As our world grows ever more interconnected, companies—including retailers—face growing pressure from their customers to do business in a socially responsible way. And in an increasingly cause-conscious planet, doing good is also very good for business because it encourages customer goodwill and loyalty... <+>
For retailers engaged in the social media sphere, customizing their approach with social and mobile strategies is leading to social commerce success. The report outlines that as social media continues to grow, retailers are actively evaluating where their customers want them to be. The survey found company blogs... <+>
|Body Soul & Spirit Expo
Nov. 1-3, Vancouver, Canada
Contemporary Crafts Market
Nov. 1-3, Santa Monica, Calif.
Offinger's Handcrafted Marketplaces
Nov. 2, Columbus, Ohio
International Jewelry Fair/General Merchandise Show
Nov. 2-5, New Orleans, La.
|Hawaii Market Merchandise Expo
Nov. 8-10, Honolulu, Hawaii
West Coast Gem & Mineral Show (Fall)
Nov. 8-10, Santa Ana, Calif.
Dickens Christmas Show & Festival
Nov. 14-17, Myrtle Beach, SC
Body Soul & Spirit Expo
Nov. 15-17, Edmonton, Canada
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|TransWorld's Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories (JF&A) Schaumburg Show
Dec. 5-8, Schaumburg, Ill.
The Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show
Dec. 7-9, Charlotte, N.C.
The Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show
Dec. 8-11, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Baton Rouge Jewelry & General Merchandise Show
Dec. 13-15, Baton Rouge, La.
More trade shows...<+>