When looking for a nice cold drink for the summer, smoothies appear to be consumer’s drink of choice. And they’re not only found at specialty stores, they’re being sold everywhere.
According to an industry study by FRANdata, the growth of companies that sell smoothies has been impressive. Continue Reading Smoothie sailing: Drinks helping to boost growth
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was “bitten by the Steve & Barry’s bug” after walking into a Steve & Barry’s store for the first time.
Having grown up in a family of eight children which faced financial challenges, Parker said she related to the store’s philosophy of offering quality merchandise at low prices, while helping change the mindset that people have to spend a lot for great clothes. Continue Reading Another celebrity apparel line hits Steve & Barry’s
Two patties, Pepper Jack cheese, fajita-seasoned peppers, onions and sliced jalapeÑos would be Wendy’s chief marketing officer Ian Rowden’s ideal hamburger. What would yours include?
This summer, Wendy’s is initiating its largest promotional effort with a 25-city taste tour. Wendy’s will invite consumers to create the next great hamburger — a dream burger that just might appear on its menu. Continue Reading Wendy’s wants help creating next great hamburger
Even though high gas prices are a pain in the pocketbook these days, consumers are still expected to dish out nearly $10 billion on dads this Father’s Day.
And, that’s even more than they spent last year.
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2007 Father’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the average person will spend $98.34 on the June 17 holiday, up from $88.80 last year. Continue Reading Gas prices won’t affect spending for dear ol’ dad
The International Council of Shopping Centers presented six tenants with its 2007 Hot Retailers Award.
The winners were J. Crew, The Little Gym, Lucy, ULTA, Uniqlo and WineStyles. These tenants won because of their wide range of goods, representing the diversity of resources in today’s shopping centers. Continue Reading ICSC selects six retailers as the hottest for 2007
Tayco Screen Printing & Embroidery has been around for almost 29 years. About a year ago, Vice President Maureen Christopher came up with a new idea to market her store — a downtown sport and T-shirt shop at 19 N. Tejon St.
Christopher’s shop will sell brand-name apparel, like Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger and Champion. But she’ll also stock her own Colorado memorabilia clothing line, called “ColoRox — apparel that Rox the Rockies!” Continue Reading Briargate kiosks offering Colorado memorabilia
A National Restaurant Association study found that diners respond better to an ethic restaurant with sophisticated cultural cues in décor and atmosphere, and if servers are able to speak the language of the country where the cuisine is from.
That’s what owners of Asian Garden & Bar, 1747 S. 8th St., hope will help them bring in customers.
The restaurant, which opened May 12, offers food from three countries. Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine is prepared by cooks who specialize in foods from each region. Continue Reading Asian Garden betting on the lure of authenticity
Americans deem frontline sales staff the single biggest detriment to their shopping experience, resulting in more lost business and negative word of mouth than any other shopping problem.
These were the findings of the Retail Customer Dissatisfaction Study, conducted for the second year by the Verde Group, a customer dissatisfaction consulting firm, and the Baker Retail Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Continue Reading Salespeople often main cause of retailers’ woes
TheBirthdayRegister.com gives business owners a tool to lure customers with a free birthday gift.
Consumers access the site, register their birthdays and select five free gifts — with no purchase necessary. Continue Reading New Web site uses birthdays as marketing draw
Mom’s family role appears to be “chief family historian,” according to a Circuit City Mother’s Day shopping survey.
Digital cameras were listed as the gift of choice, and electronics ranked second.
More than 3,000 moms and dads responded to the survey. Continue Reading Digital cameras at top of Mother’s Day wish-list