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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Vol. 79 No. 10


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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 2016
17 |Subscriptions


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February 2016 Issue

Features
Container Series: A Sweet Assortment | Christina Salwitz
Try this beautiful and hardy container for the most romantic month of the year.

And the Winner is… | Jennifer Polanz
Remember when we asked you to vote on your favorite container combos?



Consumer Buzz
Small Businesses Optimistic For 2016 | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Eighty-five percent of American small businesses active on Yelp expect their revenues to grow in 2016, according to Yelp’s Small Business Pulse Survey.

Return Fraud Estimated at $2.2 Billion | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to NRF’s latest Return Fraud Survey, retailers estimate that 3.5% of their holiday returns this year will be fraudulent, costing retailers $2.2 billion (an increase over last year’s $1.9 billion).



Columns
Intentions for Change | Ellen C. Wells
Change has to be something you want to see happen.

Shipping* Containers | Amanda Thomsen
You’re thinking you don’t have time for that; I’m telling you you do.




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 2016 Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award! |Ball Publishing Staff
Nominate your favorite up-and-coming retailer today!

Profit Planet

Superior quality product and outstanding service are now table stakes—the successful retailer must go beyond that.
The Friel World

There’s a fine line between native enthusiasm and what British pundits call “green xenophobia.”


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