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Big Chains Discounting Jewelry as Much as 79 Percent November 28, 2014
The category is the most discounted, according to one survey. Led by Kmart’s 78.75 percent discounts, the big chain retailers are offering enormous price-cuts on jewelry for...
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Jewelry Maker’s Suit Charges Price-Fixing of Metals November 28, 2014
Plaintiff’s attorney says “something nefarious was going on.” A jewelry maker in Sarasota, FL has filed suit against four international companies that it says manipulated...
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Sony Said to be Developing a Smartwatch Made of E-Paper November 28, 2014
Patented material allows entire surface area to function as a display. With Apple planning to offer its smartwatch in stainless steel, aluminum and 18K gold, Sony reportedly...
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The Billionaire Upstairs Was Not a Big Jewelry Customer November 28, 2014
Bubar’s celebrates 70 years with a good story or two. With 70 years of business under its belt you would expect Bubar’s Jewelers of Santa Monica CA to be the repository...
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Thief Takes Fiancée “Shopping” for Engagement Ring November 28, 2014
PS: The engagement is off. A UK man took his bride-to-be to look at engagement and surprised her with a whole tray of options. The couple went into a jewelry store together...
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If You’re Profitable, There is Little Excuse for Poor Cash-flow If You’re Profitable, There is Little Excuse for Poor Cash-flow November 28, 2014, published in Money Matters
Independent jewelers enjoyed another strong sales period last month with our data showing same-store average sales on a rolling 12-month...
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One Ingredient You Never Knew Could Go in Turkey Stuffing One Ingredient You Never Knew Could Go in Turkey Stuffing November 27, 2014, published in Customer Service
You don’t normally associate Thanksgiving with jewelry, but one Thanksgiving years ago will forever make me think of turkey and...
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Inspired Partnerships Expand Customer Base Inspired Partnerships Expand Customer Base November 26, 2014, published in Best Practices
If you’re seeking creative ideas on how to collaborate with other local retailers, look for what you might have in common with...
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For About.com’s New Bridal Ring Site, Yes, I’m Its Blogger For About.com’s New Bridal Ring Site, Yes, I’m Its Blogger November 26, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
In between filling orders, hosting events, hopping planes, and doing everything possible to make this holiday season profitable,...
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Collaborations Cultivate Customers Collaborations Cultivate Customers November 24, 2014, published in Customer Service
Recently, I’ve been banging the collaboration drum pretty regularly, and that’s because a lot of top jewelers are having great...
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This Cuff Trend? Just Ignore It This Cuff Trend? Just Ignore It November 21, 2014, published in Designers/Jewelry
Sometimes a trend is just a trend. And, while it may be interesting, it’s one of those fashion directions that jewelers should...
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