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October 2014 Issue

Features
New and Ready for Retail | Ellen C. Wells
What you need to know to sell what’s new.

A Sensory Experience | Jennifer Polanz
Sensory gardens can be beneficial in a variety of ways.



Consumer Buzz
Top Financial Worries | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to a recent Harris poll, when it comes to their households’ financial conditions, more than half of Americans (51%) say they expect it’ll remain the same in the next six months, while 23% say it’ll be better and 26% say it’ll be worse.

Retail Satisfaction | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Millennials are less satisfied with brick-and-mortar stores than older generations are, according to the CFI Group’s Retail Satisfaction Barometer 2014.



Columns
Selling Solutions | Ellen C. Wells
Ditch the “stuff” and concentrate on learning about your customers’ problems.

It Was a Very Good Year (Unless You’re a Bowling Alley) | Judy Sharpton
The customers are out there. They just won’t buy the same old stuff the same old way.




Profit Planet

What does a coffee, hoagie and gas business have to do with garden centers? Plenty.
The Friel World

These states of joy are not built to last. That’s why they’re called moments.
Kerry On

Most of us are reluctant to cut deep enough fast enough.

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