Retail

Budget-Friendly Inventory Management Tools for Small Business

January 1, 2020

By Marcus Lansky at https://abilitator.biz/ Whether you’re running a retail store, a manufacturing facility, or a warehouse, inventory management is likely a constant challenge for your business. That’s especially true if you’re a small business in the early stages of growth. However, even small businesses on tight budgets have options for better inventory management. 4…

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Arrggghhh! The stores in my town close too early!

January 1, 2020

By Becky McCray and Deb Brown. https://saveyour.town/ I got a great email from Dane in response to my last newsletter.  He said: Thanks for suggesting that businesses stay open an extra hour.You might also tell them to not be closed two or even three days a week.  A lot of businesses in my town are closed…

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Unintended Consequences: How Amazon is disrupting Telephone Poles

January 1, 2020

By Mark Schaefer This week the New York Times did a long, investigative report on how Amazon has weaved its way into nearly every aspect of life in the city of Baltimore — government, education, politics, economics, and employment, to name a few. The city is mostly positive about its dependence on this gigantic company,…

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Unwrapping Holiday Hiring

December 3, 2019

by Anna Johnson Retailers and package delivery companies rely on the holiday season to provide an end-of-year boost in sales that makes operating during the rest of the year worthwhile. Some businesses hire extra workers, often on a temporary basis, to get them through this busy time of year. In 2018, the number of jobs…

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$75-million 5th Street Public Market expansion project in Eugene on track to open fall 2020.

November 4, 2019

By Jim Teece We are getting quite a few requests about the photo on the cover of the November 2019 issue. We received the photo as part of a press release package from the Obie Companies talking about retail on 5th street marketplace and we thought it was very appropriate to have as the cover…

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Holiday Cheer Abounds at 5th Street Public Market

November 1, 2019

By Jenny Ulum, Public Affairs Counsel, Obie Companies – www.obiecompanies.com The best place to find a little piece of the North Pole in Eugene is the historic 5th Street Public Market in the downtown Market District. Year-round the 5th Street Public Market is one of the area’s top tourist attractions, drawing visitors and locals alike…

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Are we in the middle of a retail apocalypse?

November 1, 2019

By Jim Teece Retailers have closed a record 102 million square feet of store space in 2017, then smashed that record in 2018 by closing another 155 million square feet, according to estimates by the commercial real-estate firm CoStar Group. Then they started 2019 by announcing more than 8,600 store closures. Look at this list…

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Retail Salespersons: 
Oregon’s Largest Occupation

November 1, 2019

By Jessica Nelson from the Oregon Employment Department Oregon had almost 66,000 retail salespersons in 2017 – making retail sales the largest single occupation in the state. One out of every 31 jobs in Oregon is in retail sales. Those tens of thousands of jobs are grouped together based on work activities, and while the…

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A Proposal in Paradise

July 1, 2019

Paradise burned in November, last year. Luke and Cassie lost their home and everything in it. So did all of their neighbors. Eighty six lost their lives. It was historic in a way no one wants to be a part of history. Healing had to begin before the fire was even out. And so it…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

April 1, 2019

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association jreed@cascadeemployers.com If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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WHAT’S SUSTAINABILITY GOT TO DO WITH IT?

November 1, 2018

LINKING SUSTAINABILITY CLAIMS TO SALES FMCG AND RETAIL HTTPS://WWW.NIELSEN.COM/US/EN.HTML “All natural,” “fair trade,” “organic”—more and more products across the store include claims of sustainability. But what do all these claims mean? Describing a product as “sustainable” could mean that it’s sourced responsibly, for example, or that it utilizes recyclable packaging—as well as a whole host…

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