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“Outdoor Retailer Launches Expansive Hosted Buyer Program (apply here now)” by Bart Schaneman via The Daily

“Outdoor Retailer Launches Expansive Hosted Buyer Program (apply here now)” by Bart Schaneman via The Daily

At the OR Winter show last November, Sarah Morton (right), OR senior attendee relations manager, gives a group of buyers a tour of the show floor. Photo by Keith Fearnow. Apply for the All-New Hosted Buyer Program Attention: Outdoor Retailer and Outdoor Design +...
“Retailers Are Putting the “Special” Back in Specialty Retail Via Private Label” by Kari Hamanaka via Shop Eat Surf (Executive Edition)

“Retailers Are Putting the “Special” Back in Specialty Retail Via Private Label” by Kari Hamanaka via Shop Eat Surf (Executive Edition)

All product photos courtesy of Val Surf, Spyder, Jack’s and Quiet Storm. Huntington Beach Pier background: SES file photo. We talk to the owners of Val Surf, Jack’s, Quiet Storm and Spyder about their extensive private label strategies, which helps them control...
“Retailing and Partnering With Nonprofits: How to Start a Fundraising Program and Make a Difference” by Jon Biedermann via TR plus a list of BRA Community Partners (we suggest collaborating with at least two annually)

“Retailing and Partnering With Nonprofits: How to Start a Fundraising Program and Make a Difference” by Jon Biedermann via TR plus a list of BRA Community Partners (we suggest collaborating with at least two annually)

How to Start a Fundraising Program and Make a Difference | Credit: Getty Images by Peter Dazeley In today’s world, retail companies are faced with intense competition and are constantly seeking ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors. One...