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Friday, January 20, 2017 Vol. 80 No. 9


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
03 |The Goods
04 |The Goods Submissions


05 |Classifieds
06 |Request Product Info
07 |Young Retailer Award
08 |Article Archive
09 |BuZZ!
10 |Facebook© - Buzz Cuts
11 |Wells on Twitter
12 |Store Layout
13 |Digital Catalogs
14 |Trade Show Calendar
15 |Hard Goods Distributors
16 |Media Kit 2017
17 |Subscriptions


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January 2017 Issue

Features
HUMAN RESOURCES: Helping You Help Your Employees | Ellen C. Wells
Find the resources to keep the humans in your business running smoothly.

Low Maintenance: The Plant Equivalent of Furniture | Christina Salwitz
Managing customer expectations when it comes to gardening isn’t an easy task.



Consumer Buzz
Small, But Mighty | Ann-Marie Vazzano
If the stats are right, shoppers should have been flocking to your stores this holiday season.

Black Friday Traffic Up, Spending Down | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Thanksgiving Weekend saw some 154 million shoppers in 2016, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.



Columns
Getting (and Staying) Fit | Jennifer Zuri
How Aquascape Inc. created a culture of wellness at its headquarters.

Get with the Picture | Amanda Thomsen
I love my phone and it loves me.




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

As a manager, Washington knew his strengths and weaknesses.
The Friel World

Research shows that messed-up messages sow doubt in consumers’ minds.


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