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Monday, May 30, 2016 Vol. 80 No. 1


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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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May 2016 Issue

Features
Check Out with a Wave | Joe Dysart
New contactless payment tech like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are becoming more popular. Find out what you need to know to stay hip with the times.

Behind the Variety: Where’s the Beef Eggplant? | Katie Elzer-Peters
Cater to the foodie movement with Burpee Home Gardens’ new Meatball eggplant.



Consumer Buzz
Embracing Imperfection | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Whole Foods is hoping to appeal to consumers’ softer side by giving them the chance to buy “ugly” produce that might otherwise never see the light of day.

Payday is a Good Day for Retailers | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Consumers of all income levels spend more money on discretionary products such as clothes, entertainment and fast food on payday.



Columns
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.

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




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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