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Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Vol. 80 No. 1


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16 |Media Kit 2016
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May 2016 Issue

Features
Inventory Control Series: Creating the Master Plan | Katie Elzer-Peters
2016 is the year of inventory control in Green Profit—tracking, calculating, planning, and, now, merchandising. Specifically, marrying the merchandising plan with the buying plan. Objective No. 1? Move the most product at the highest price.

Selling Succulents | Jennifer Polanz
Succulents are red hot right now



Consumer Buzz
Loyalty by Phone | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Most consumers carry two to four loyalty cards with them at any given time, according to mobile marketing company Vibes’ 2016 Mobile Consumer survey, but the majority of them would rather not carry them at all.

Paper or Plastic? | Ann-Marie Vazzano
More consumers are reaching for the plastic when making purchases less than $5, according to a CreditCards.com report.



Columns
Keeping It Light for May | Amanda Thomsen
Get rid of your fax machine. It’s 2016.

The Numbers Game | Jennifer Polanz
Like roots that twist through the soil in a symbiotic relationship, inventory control is intertwined with all parts of the business.




Profit Planet

You can work your heart out to sell an additional $100 in green goods—or cut your needless expenses by $50 with the same result.
The Friel World

Resisting discounts sounds good, but isn’t always practical.


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