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Q: Is there any kind of rule of thumb for what percentage of your monthly sales you should budget for purchasing given a relatively stable monthly sales rate (e.g., no major holiday or seasonal increases)? Or do you go by your gut and observations of what

Q: For the first time in over a decade of being open, our small retail store is experiencing shoplifting of larger merchandise. In the past we have noticed small items were unaccounted for, but recently a 24” statue is gone, as well as an expensive

Hard to believe, but it’s already time to begin gearing up for the holidays—time to start thinking about placing inventory orders, planning special in-store events, hiring extra help, and assigning the countless other tasks that accompany the arrival of the Almighty 4th Quarter. To help

by Jean Haller, Seasons Koll, Royce Amy Morales, Sloane and Casey Simmons   Q: I OWN A MID-SIZE BOOK AND GIFT STORE, AND although we always tried to be as green as possible, in the last year we decided to go earth friendly in every way. From