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Parking a Problem? Let Your Watch Do It December 19, 2014
BMW developing a “Remote Valet Parking Assistant” smartwatch app. BMW is testing a smartwatch app that will direct its sp...
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Researchers Study the Science of Shopping December 19, 2014
Tracking brain activity shows pleasure/pain balance. Researchers are studying brain activity to find out why some shoppers just...
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Veteran Jeweler Says He Got Into the Business to Meet Women December 19, 2014
And it worked. Albany’s Metroland magazine may be overstating the case somewhat that Glen Edward von Wergers is “The Most...
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Social Media Trend Stresses Packaging Over Product December 19, 2014
For some, Christmas is now “unboxing day.” The New York Times explores the phenomenon of “unboxing,” the social media...
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Shirley Helzberg Is Still Polishing Diamonds December 19, 2014
Now, though, they are in-the-rough buildings worthy of preservation. Nearly 20 years after she and her husband sold Helzberg...
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INSTORE Named Best B-to-B Retail Magazine INSTORE Named Best B-to-B Retail Magazine December 18, 2014, published in Customer Service
A few weeks ago I mentioned here that INSTORE and INDESIGN were nominees for several magazine industry awards. This past week, we...
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The Jeweler: Elf The Jeweler: Elf December 17, 2014, published in Guest Blogs
Catch "The Jeweler" every other Wednesday on INSTOREMAG.COM. For more cartoons from Tim Searfoss, go here.
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Spath Jewelers’ Most Wanted: Inventory Manager Targets Aged Goods With Humor Spath Jewelers’ Most Wanted: Inventory Manager Targets Aged Goods With Humor December 16, 2014, published in Best Practices
When Matthew Clark took over inventory management at Spath Jewelers in Bartow, FL, five years ago, he was convinced that some of...
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Retail Sales Rise During Holidays Retail Sales Rise During Holidays December 15, 2014, published in Customer Service
As jewelry retailers enter the home stretch of the Christmas shopping season, the U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that...
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The Workhorses in a Jewelry Wardrobe The Workhorses in a Jewelry Wardrobe December 10, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Even devoted fashion followers probably don’t know that brands recently started showing 2015 pre-fall collections. The splashy...
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Remembering Scott Kay, the Man behind the Brand Remembering Scott Kay, the Man behind the Brand December 9, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
When someone lives his life out loud — passionately, fearlessly, open to its possibilities — often, the silence following his...
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