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Top Ten Retail Lessons We Learned at ASD TopTen Retail Lessons We Learned at ASD Trade Show

Las Vegas is home to many things- some of them questionable in nature. Although, one that is not is ASD Market Week! We just kicked off the first day of the most expansive B2B trade show, the “Affordable Shopping Destination.”...

  • The Strength of Beauty: Why Cosmetics is Withstanding AmazonThe Strength of Beauty: Why Cosmetics is Withstanding AmazonJeff Bezos just became the richest man in modern history with a net worth of over 150 BILLION dollars. This news,  announced yesterday, only further illustrates the fact that the Seattle-based Amazon has become a force to be reckoned with. While...
  • Wal-Mart Goes High TechWal-Mart Goes High TechAt the end of the world there will nothing but cockroaches, polyester and Wal-Mart. Or so we believed. Wal-Mart has been untouchable for decades. But with Amazon’s foray into pretty much everything, box stores have found themselves questioning their immortality....
  • The Death of CashThe Death of CashThere’s been many a time whilst digging around in your pocket for a spare quarter for a car meter, or a snack in the vending machine where you’ve had the thought. “Why do we even use these anymore?” In fact,...
  • The Rise of the MicrobrandThe Rise of the MicrobrandEveryone’s talking about micro. Micro poodles (cute), micro plastics (bad), and now there’s a new micro in town… the microbrand. There is an upsurge of microbrands on the market due to the value that they bring to the end user....
  • Via Trading: Leading Liquidators of Closeouts, Customer Returns & Overstock MerchandiseVia Trading is a Wholesale Merchandise Liquidator. Buy wholesale overstocks and customer returns in Cases, Pallets or Truckloads. Wholesale in Los Angeles.
  • The Modern Mall- Give Me Technology or Give Me DeathThe Modern Mall- Give Me Technology or Give Me DeathTechnology has become a necessity of everyday life and is advancing at a faster pace than ever. This has caused immense change in business as usual, and many industries are finding it hard to keep up. And what has been...
  • Google Looks to Turn Product Searches into CashGoogle Looks to Turn Product Searches into CashMaybe Google needs increased revenue to equip their Silicon Valley headquarters with more nap pods, build a new gym, or to start an organic farm on-site for employees? Or, maybe they’re just trying to level the online marketplace playing field?...
  • China’s Hip Hop Ban: The Impact on Brands and BusinessChina’s Hip Hop Ban: Impact on Brands and BusinessStraight outta China comes a new ban on hip-hop. In fact, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT), China’s state media regulator, publicly declared that hip-hop culture and people with tattoos would be prevented from being...
  • Social Media and Millennials Continue to Change RetailSocial Media and Millennials Continue to Change RetailSocial media has started a revolution not only in the realm of communication and how we share information, but also, the way we shop. All generations, particularly the Millennials and Gen Z generation, are fairly active on social media platforms...
  • 2017: A Record Year for Counterfeit Goods2017: A Record Year for Counterfeit GoodsCounterfeiting conjures up the Canal Street handbags being peddled at innocent passersby. Or, of the infamous fake Louis Vuitton or Gucci bags that high schoolers wore on their arms like a prize. But, counterfeit goods are a much larger problem....
  • DirectLiquidation.com | 70% Off Retail on Name Brands | Cases, Pallets, TruckloadsWholesale auction marketplace for surplus inventory, customer returns, overstock and refurbished merchandise. We are the exclusive liquidator for several top US retailers stocking millions in inventory you can't find anywhere else. Free to register.
  • Let’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital AgeLet’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital AgeOur privacy is slipping through our fingers more and more by the minute. From posting pictures of one’s aesthetically pleasing meal or #ootd, to the silent trackers hidden on our favorite websites, we our giving away our personal information both...
  • Challenged by Returns? Fight Back with the Industry’s Most Profitable Solution.Shoppers shelled out almost 17 percent more on Cyber Monday 2017 than they did the year before. In fact, in only 24 hours, Adobe Insights reports there were $6.5 billion in online sales on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Mobile accounted...
  • Get Personal: How Online Retailers Can Master the Art of PersonalizationGet Personal: How Online Retailers Can Master the Art of PersonalizationPeople say, “Cash is king.” And while that is accurate, in today’s world, so is convenience.  For years, e-commerce has offered newfound convenience through online shopping. Besides being able to shop 24/7, not waiting in a line and avoiding crowds...
  • New Tax Bill Leaves Retailers Feeling OptimisticNew Tax Bill Leaves Retailers Feeling OptimisticThanks in part of our 24-hour news cycle, we have heard time and time again that the new tax bill would be the answer. The answer to the question of how to ensure American businesses become more competitive that is....
  • Holiday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsHoliday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsIt was a very Merry Christmas for retail. Cyber Monday on Nov. 27, 2017 was dubbed the, “largest online shopping day in history.” The first three weeks in November scored retailers 18% more in sales than 2016. And, the icing on...
  • Canada's Premier Apparel & Textile International Sourcing Trade ShowApparel Textile Sourcing Canada is your premier destination to meet International apparel, textile, fashion and fabric manufacturers and leaders. See it, feel it, source it, and profit by meeting hundreds of international manufacturers all at one convenient destination.
  • 2017 gave us a lot of things: the dancing Snapchat hot dog, Salt Bae, the solar eclipse and so much more. One thing that won’t fade out once the clock strikes midnight and we enter 2018 is the term “Retail Apocalypse.”  If 2017 was the ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ 2018 will be the ‘Retail Metamorphosis’2017 gave us a lot of things: the dancing Snapchat hot dog, Salt Bae, the solar eclipse and the term “Retail Apocalypse.”  We wrote about it time and time again, it appeared countless times at many other publications and Fashionista...
  • Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?Markdowns: How Much is Too Much?It’s a tale as old as time….the story of the consumer and the markdown. It is a love story so great that it has its own holiday in its honor- the infamous “Black Friday.” In addition, consumers have become so...
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NAFTA Update: Negotiations with Canada Continue NAFTA Update: Negotiations with Canada Continue

Trying to keep up with NAFTA negotiations can feel like a full-time job, especially as negotiations with Canada continues. As of this morning, it was reported that a “handshake deal” is hoping to be reached on the North American Free...