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Monday, September 22, 2014 Vol. 78 No. 5


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September 2014 Issue

Features
Cultivating a Retail Presence | Ellen C. Wells and Jennifer Polanz
This year a new name—Cultivate'14—brought new suppliers to a long-standing trade show and educational conference, along with a renewed focus on retail.

Exploring the Senses: The Power of Touch | Jennifer Polanz
Brick and mortar stores have one very big advantage over online retailers: touch.



Consumer Buzz
Affluent Bargain Hunters | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Austerity is growing, even among the wealthiest. That’s according to a Luxury Daily report on a study from Unity Marketing that surveyed nearly 1,500 affluent consumers about their shopping habits.

The Cost of Kids’ Boredom | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Gone are the days of simply sending the kids outside to play, at least for many parents.



Columns
Boost Interaction & Sales with Home Preserving | Daniel Gasteiger
Stores tend to put out preserving gear too late in spring and remove it from shelves in late autumn.

Retail Ready: The Perennial Question | Judy Sharpton
I’ve recently had several hands-on chances to explore the opportunities and challenges surrounding one of our major product categories: perennial plants.




Profit Planet

Your company’s data tells you what you’re doing right.
The Friel World

Stop frowning at the lack of youth walking the show floor, taking in the lectures and riding the buses, and do something about it.
Kerry On

We have a rare opportunity to convert some of our growing capacity into places that produce healing medicine.

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