6 Rules of Battle for Local Retailers

Two words that can strike dread into any retailer's heart - "Coming Soon". When you drive by that empty storefront or construction site and see a competitor is coming to town it can fill you with dread. Retail (and in the words of Pat Benetar, also Love) is a battlefield. But you have a leg up......this is your turf and you can be prepared for the eventual battle and win the war. First Rule of Battle - Time for Radical Honesty This is a great opportunity to take a har

Five Contenders to Benefit Most from Toys 'R Us' Demise

Toys ‘R Us did not go out of business due to a lack of demand for toys. In fact, per NPD, US & Global toy sales increased 1% in 2017. In the US alone, the toy market brought in over $20 Billion in sales and grew 1%. Same goes with their Babies ‘R Us brand. The baby care market brought in $30 Billion in 2017. There are many reasons why TRU when under, but it wasn’t due to demand. The demand (and sales) are there. Toys ‘R Us did approximately $6B in revenue in 2017. But where