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Signet Reports First-Quarter Gains May 29, 2015
E-commerce sales jumped 98.7 percent. Merge and acquire your way to becoming the biggest specialty jewelry retailer in the world and you get to report a 44.9 percent sales increase during...
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“Jedi” Jeweler Fights Off Gang of Attackers May 29, 2015
Spare the rod and spoil the thieves. Her kids’ friends are calling her “a Jedi,” says Sue Shimochi, following the viral spread of a video showing her defending her South Florida jewelry...
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Diamond Producers Group Moving Ahead with Organization May 29, 2015
The search for an exec director is underway. That first-ever organization of diamond-producers reported in March is a step closer to becoming an official force for driving consumer demand...
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Jeweler Fightzzzz Back Against Anti-Beezzzz Pressure May 29, 2015
After all, he says, “Everybody knows bees are great.” New York City jeweler Zev Oster, who in January moved with his family to the suburban hamlet of Monsey, has set the community abuzz...
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Is Social Media Popularity a New Retailing Metric? May 29, 2015
Most retailers would still prefer cash to “likes.” Despite a 5.8 percent decline in same-store sales during its last quarter, and a 24 percent drop in its share price following that...
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Forevermark Claims Forevermark Claims "A Diamond Is Forever" May 29, 2015, published in Customer Service
A diamond is forever … again. At an industry breakfast today in Las Vegas, top executives of Forevermark (including U.S....
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The Jeweler: Bed Time Story The Jeweler: Bed Time Story May 27, 2015, 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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When Media Falters, Message Leads the Charge When Media Falters, Message Leads the Charge May 26, 2015, published in Customer Service
17 years ago when I began working as a copywriter for Williams Marketing, an ad agency specializing in small businesses ...
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Vegas Shopping Strategy: Turn Your Clients Into Collectors Vegas Shopping Strategy: Turn Your Clients Into Collectors May 20, 2015, published in Best Practices
While shopping the Vegas show next week, consider this: Are you underselling your clients? Adam Graham, CEO of Erica Courtney,...
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Three Trends to Shop at the Las Vegas Shows Three Trends to Shop at the Las Vegas Shows May 20, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
Ask any retailer and they’ll exclaim that blue is the all-time bestselling gemstone color. For the benefit of those who h...
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Who’s New to Couture’s nextWAVE and Design Atelier? Who’s New to Couture’s nextWAVE and Design Atelier? May 14, 2015, published in Designers/Jewelry
At times, I wonder if others in our industry feel a sort of escalating excitement in the days just prior to the annual Las Vegas...
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Refuse to Play the Price Game Refuse to Play the Price Game May 13, 2015, published in Customer Service
This isn’t another one of those sales advice columns urging jewelry retailers to build value in your diamond product...
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The Jeweler: Separation Anxiety The Jeweler: Separation Anxiety May 13, 2015, 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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