A group worth supporting

Hello all, OK, I don’t often promote lots of groups out there, but this one is definitely near and dear to the Retail Smart Guys’ hearts. Check out http://www.the350project.net which is a group that supports independent retail stores. It’s called the 3/50 project because it encourages people to spend $50 in 3 independent retail stores […]

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Amazing Opportunity for Women’s Apparel Stores

Hi All! Dave and I are hearing that there is great off price at all levels in the Women’s market on goods that vendors could not ship for Spring because of credit holds. This is from Contemporary to Bridge to Designer. If you have current opent to buy, then this could be a great, great […]

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Vendor Negotiations

Many retailers wonder how they can effectively work with their vendors to get help with goods that are not selling.  What I can tell you, is that vendors do NOT respond to “It’s tough out there,” “The economy is killing me,” “I’m having a rough time,” etc.  They will respond this way: “Yeah, I know.  […]

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What has to happen in 2009

Many retailers worry about 2009.  They worry that business is going to get tougher, and that it’s going to be harder to survive. I think that could be true. But I also think that this means that the better retailers will survive and flourish.  Many retailers that I’ve spoken with over the past year have […]

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Welcome to Retail Smart Guys’ Blog!

Hello! Dan Jablons here, welcoming you to our new blog.  We will be discussing all things retail here.  Please feel free to register and add comments.  Check back a lot, as we’ll be writing comments here often! Best, Dan Jablons Retail Smart Guys dan@retailsmartguys.com www.retailsmartguys.com Cell: 818-720-2585

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