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Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association

New formats corresponding to model stores, test-drive centers and regional car servicing centers might be operated both by the national sales company or by a quantity of cooperating sellers. Car manufacturers will be the lead architects of a new distribution mannequin. To improve gross sales and service efficiency and improve buyer experience and loyalty, successful manufacturers will take a rigorous method that addresses each point of interaction with the customer. … Read More

Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association

Ask to see present licenses if state or native law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General’s office or local shopper safety agency might know whether or not there’s a document of complaints a couple of particular restore shop. Shop around by telephone and on-line for the most effective deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs. Ask for suggestions from pals, family, and other … Read More

Web accessibility lawsuits grow and retailers are the main targets

In late 2020, online spices retailer Spiceology.com was changing ecommerce platforms but ran out of time before the holiday season to complete the process.

The retailer’s contract with its new vendor, BigCommerce, included making sure the ecommerce website was fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Spiceology got about 70% there before it had to lock down the website changes and go

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Retailers pay to fly goods from China as U.S. port backup delays deliveries

Containers are seen on a shipping dock, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Port of Los Angeles, California, April 16, 2020.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

Companies such as Peloton are facing a costly logistical nightmare as record congestion at ports around the world cause delays.

Global shipping data from MarineTraffic showed a ship with 197 containers of Peloton bikes and merchandise circled at anchor

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Retailers pay more to fly bikes to hot tubs from China as backup at U.S. ports delays deliveries

Containers are seen on a shipping dock, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Port of Los Angeles, California, April 16, 2020.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

A ship with 197 containers of Peloton bikes and merchandise circled at anchor just outside the Port of Los Angeles right before Christmas, entering a holding pattern on Dec. 22 until it was allowed to dock Jan. 2, according

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The Day – Olde Mistick Village retailers learning to adapt during pandemic


Mystic — At R.A. Georgetti & Co., where they have been selling collectibles, fine gifts and jewelry since 1975, they had never made a sales pitch on a park bench outdoors.

But like so much else, the pandemic changed the way they do business.

When Connecticut’s governor forced retail venues to close their doors to indoor shoppers for two months last spring, Georgetti’s quickly beefed up its website for online

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3 Retailers that Outperformed this Earnings Season

We’ve just finished up a solid earnings season (all things considered), so it’s a good time to revisit the EPS Growth, Revisions & Positive Surprises screen.

We’re looking for Zacks Rank #1s (Strong Buys) with upward earnings estimate revisions and positive surprises. The end of earnings season highlights the hottest stocks in the market that are enjoying upward momentum RIGHT NOW with a good chance of continuing to outperform moving

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Looking for a Personalized Shopping Experience in Coronavirus Times? 5 Online Retailers You Need to Know Now

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Everyone’s doing it — shopping online. As the pandemic continues to escalate, e-tailers will have access to more consumer dollars than ever before. However, brands and retailers that offer enhanced shopping experiences with free services such as personal stylists to fit specialists are likely to grab a bigger share of this burgeoning market.

While most sites attempt to make the buying process as

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Meeting the Ever-Changing Talent Needs of Retailers and Brands

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Poured, founded in 2016, is an app that connects retailers and brands in the beauty, fashion and, food and beverage industries with freelance professionals. The positions can be temporary or seasonal as well as permanent.

It’s also a matchmaking service that fosters the growth and professional ambitions of career specialists while offering retailers and brands dedicated employees. Clients include Theory, Gucci and Celine,

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Retailers Use Ingenuity to Welcome Back Consumers

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With stores across the country in varying stages of reopening, retailers and local organizations are getting creative about ways to welcome shoppers back to their neighborhoods.

In New York, Chicago, Indianapolis and other urban hubs, street art has been splashed on boarded-up storefronts and public spaces to give people a reason to take a wander.

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Father’s Day Offers Hopes to Beleaguered Retailers

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Fingers crossed: the coronavirus may actually provide a boost to Father’s Day sales this year — at least that’s the hope of some major men’s wear retailers.

With COVID-19 fatigue in full force and stores reopening nationwide, merchants are seeing some major upticks in their men’s wear sales — in person, curbside and online — as shoppers seek gifts for their dads. But

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