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Friday, December 09, 2016 Vol. 80 No. 8


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December 2016 Issue

Features
Color Trends: Nature’s Palette | Jennifer Polanz
Neutrals, greens and natural finishes and designs are all in for 2017.

A Gift That Keeps Giving | Amanda Thomsen
This holiday season, customers will clamor for these living gift tags.



Consumer Buzz
Social Shopping | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Nearly 70% of consumers have used social media to interact with a business in the past year, according to G/O Digital’s “The Social Side of Holiday Shopping” study.

Shopping Small | Ann-Marie Vazzano
American Express, creator of Small Business Saturday, upped the ante this year, offering services to help small businesses promote themselves the day after Black Friday.



Columns
The Importance of Being On-Trend | Jessica DeGraaf
Be the muse for your customers …

Naturally Authentic | Jennifer Polanz
Our industry is in a good position if we can take advantage of it.




WEB EXCLUSIVE

Combinations: 15 Hot Picks For Spring |Jennifer Polanz
In an issue full of containers, we had to give you something to put in all those pots. Here are some great choices for wowing customers this spring.





Nominations are open for the 2017 Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award! |Ball Publishing Staff
Nominate your favorite up-and-coming retailer today!

Profit Planet

Families should pay a realistic wage to family and non-family alike.
The Friel World

Sometimes you do get what you pay for.


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