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Retail Store Openings and Closings January 2015

Posted: Feb 10, 2015

The January store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows an increased pace of activity this month, with a total of 165 store openings and 1071 closures. Industry-wide that is a 433 net loss due to closings.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings, while the Midwest was hit hardest with the most closings....Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings December 2014

Posted: Jan 20, 2015

The December store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide both declined in the month of December. Store openings were lower at 80 versus the 127 seen in November. Store closings dropped from 322 seen in November to 138 in December. For December we saw a 58 net loss which is a drop from the 177 net loss we saw in November.Viewing results from...Read more

Top 10 Retailers for Job Opportunity

Posted: Jan 13, 2015

IntroductionAs 2014 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the top retailers of the year. There are lots of top ten lists out there based on company revenue, store count and all sorts of other measures. We thought a different approach would make a more interesting, and ultimately more useful list.We looked at companies...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings November 2014

Posted: Dec 04, 2014

The November store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide showed 322 store closings down from the 793 in October. Store openings were slightly higher 145 than the 127 store openings seen in October. For November we saw a 177 net loss which is an improvement over the 666 net loss we saw in October.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings October 2014

Posted: Nov 12, 2014

The October store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide showed 793 store closings outpacing store openings at 127. Industry-wide that is a 666 net loss, a huge increase over the 64 net loss we saw in September.  Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings and the Midwest had most store closings. The Rocky Mountain...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings September 2014

Posted: Oct 16, 2014

The September store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide showed 155 store closings and 91 openings. Industry-wide that is a 64 net loss, an improvement over the net loss we saw in August of 398.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the Midwest region had  both the most store openings and the most store closings. The Rocky Mountain and Northeast regions...Read more

Retail Merchandising Theory

Posted: Sep 29, 2014

The art of Retail Merchandising is to place product and product marketing materials in such a way to influence a buying decision. Retail Merchandising theories are important for understanding these placements. To quote Mark Twain, "There is nothing as practical as a good theory". Understanding basic merchandising theories will help the Retail Merchandiser understand product and marketing material placements and...Read more

Top Ten Types of POP

Posted: Sep 25, 2014

POP (Point of Purchase) advertising materials are placed, stuck or hung near the product it is advertising for. This additional marketing has a large impact because it is in place at the very moment that the consumer is making a buying decision. Here are the Top Ten Types of POP that a Retail Merchandiser will incorporate into their merchandising...Read more

Top 10 Reset Tools

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

At one time or another, a Merchandiser will use all of these tools on a reset. Having these Top Ten Reset Tools ready to use at any reset will save a lot of time.Label Peeler- Label peelers make it easier to lift existing labels off the shelf. An alternative is a plastic grapefruit peeler.Ruler or Yardstick cut to 18...Read more

Top 10 Merchandising Tasks

Posted: Sep 18, 2014

Here are the Top Ten merchandising tasks that a Retail Merchandiser will incorporate into their merchandising strategy. These merchandising tasks help both the retailer and the manufacturer maximize sales and increase sales volume.Auditing - An examination and verification of anything from quantity, availability, or pricing. Cross Merchandising - The action taken to display product along with other related products....Read more

What is a Retail Merchandiser?

Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Retail Merchandisers serve as the hands for the products’ corporate headquarters, ensuring their products are available and appealing to consumers at store level. A Retail Merchandiser visits retail locations on behalf of the client to merchandise their products. Corporate headquarters know to sell a product it must be in distribution, presented as they intended and promoted properly.Job Description ...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings August 2014

Posted: Sep 11, 2014

The August store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a quicker pace of store closings, with a total of 534 and a slower pace of openings at 136. Industry-wide that is a 398 net loss, staying about the same as the net loss we saw in July of 409.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings July 2014

Posted: Aug 15, 2014

The July store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a quicker pace of store closings, with a total of 529 and a slowing of openings at 120. Industry-wide that is a 409 net loss, significantly more than the total 67 net loss we saw in June.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings and...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings June 2014

Posted: Jul 07, 2014

The June store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a quicker pace of store closings, with a total of 163 and a slowing of openings at 98. Industry-wide that is a 67 net loss.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings and the Midwest had the most store closings. The Rocky Mountain region...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings April 2014

Posted: May 05, 2014

The April store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a quicker pace of store closings, with a total of 201 and a slowing of openings at 133. Industry-wide that is a 68 net loss, versus the 70 total net gain we saw in March.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings as well as...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings March 2014

Posted: Apr 10, 2014

The March store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a quicker pace of store openings, with a total of 119 and a slowing of closures at 49. Industry-wide that is a 70 net gain, significantly better than the total 656 net loss we saw in February.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings, while...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings February 2014

Posted: Mar 13, 2014

The February store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a slower pace of store openings, with a total of 80 but a significant amount of closures at 736. Industry-wide that is a 656 net loss but down from the 1004 net loss we saw in January.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the Midwest region had the most store openings, while...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings January 2014

Posted: Feb 20, 2014

The January store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a slower pace of store openings, with a total of 97 but a significant increase in closures at 1071. Industry-wide that is a 1004 net loss however the majority of closures were due to Blockbuster Video stores shuttering their doors at the beginning of the year.Viewing results from a geographic...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings December 2013

Posted: Jan 21, 2014

The December store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide shows a slower pace of activity this month, with a total of 62 store openings and 32 closures. Industry-wide that is 30 net openings.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the South region had the most store openings, while the Atlantic was hit hardest with the most closings. The Northeast and Southeast...Read more

Retail Store Openings and Closings November 2013

Posted: Jan 21, 2014

The November store openings and closings numbers from Chain Store Guide show lots of activity this month, with a total of 200 store openings and 91 closures. Industry-wide that is 108 net openings.Viewing results from a geographic perspective, the Atlantic region had the most store openings, while the Midwest was hit hardest with the most closings. The Midwest and Rocky Mountain had...Read more

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