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“5 Reasons Your Store Should Shred the Digital Marketing Pipeline plus view on-demand webinar and access special resource guide right here” by Natalie Gowen of Moxie Tonic

“5 Reasons Your Store Should Shred the Digital Marketing Pipeline plus view on-demand webinar and access special resource guide right here” by Natalie Gowen of Moxie Tonic

Let me guess, you’d rather be on your board than thinking up marketing schemes. Want the secret to getting back outside? A solid digital marketing pipeline.  With marketing in place, you can rest easy that customers are going to find your store, find their gear,...
“Summer Action Steps That Prep Retailers for a Holiday Blizzard of Sales” by Bob Phibbs via the Retail Doctor Blog

“Summer Action Steps That Prep Retailers for a Holiday Blizzard of Sales” by Bob Phibbs via the Retail Doctor Blog

Christmas in July. We’ve all heard the phrase as a marketing slogan, but Planning Ahead for Successful Holidays is a better concept. By strategizing early, you can ensure your store is prepared to meet customer demands, optimize inventory, and create memorable...

“Office Depot Exclusive BRA Member Savings Program now available for all BRA Regular (no cost) and all BRA Distinguished Retail Members plus video elaborating on this outstanding Member Benefit” by Doug Works, BRA Executive Director

The Mission of Board Retailers Association is to consolidate the voices, the experiences and the visions of Board Specialty Retailers into a cohesive organization. We do this by identifying ways to lower day to day expenses, to increase profit margins and to create...
“Foot Locker’s new loyalty program lets shoppers redeem points for cash, sneaker access” by Cara Salpini via Retail Dive

“Foot Locker’s new loyalty program lets shoppers redeem points for cash, sneaker access” by Cara Salpini via Retail Dive

The Sneaker Hub in Foot Locker’s new store concept is a space where shoppers can customize the laces of their new shoes, pick up online orders or sign up for the loyalty program. Courtesy of Foot Locker, Inc. A new mobile app will join the refreshed FLX Rewards...
“Integrating Offers: How Omnichannel Coupons Can Transform Your Retail Strategy” by Jimmy Doheny via Total Retail

“Integrating Offers: How Omnichannel Coupons Can Transform Your Retail Strategy” by Jimmy Doheny via Total Retail

Credit: Getty Images by sdominick The fusion of digital and physical shopping experiences is a strategic imperative in today’s retail environment. Omnichannel coupon experiences embody this fusion, allowing retailers to seamlessly connect with customers across...
“Hubi’s Surf Atlas and Wiilder Adventures & Animals A-Z Book Review” plus OR Summer giveaway by Doug Works (BRA Executive Director)

“Hubi’s Surf Atlas and Wiilder Adventures & Animals A-Z Book Review” plus OR Summer giveaway by Doug Works (BRA Executive Director)

Last Summer, I started noticing a few Instagram posts from a number of our Retail Members including BRA Distinguished Retail Member Hansen Surf Shop in Encinitas and a number of outdoor adventure shop members about this interesting surf adventure book for kids called...