Post Categories: November 2014

Editor’s Corner: From Us to You—Insights, Education and Gratitude


As we flip another page on the calendar this month, it almost doesn’t seem possible that there are less than two months left before the year is over. Looking back, 2014 has been incredibly rewarding for us here at Retail News Insider—in large part thanks to you, our valued readers. As we enter this season of gratitude, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading Retail News Insider, offering your feedback through our periodic surveys and sometimes even agreeing to be interviewed for our features. Your enthusiasm for this publication is what makes it all worthwhile.

To help show our thanks, we’ve put together another information-filled issue for you this month, packed with articles and insights we hope will entertain, educate and inspire you. In the spirit of the upcoming season, our Market Watch article takes a look at four ways technology will have an impact on the retail experience this holiday season—and beyond. We also offer tips for Sales Advisors on connecting with shoppers and keeping stress low during the Thanksgiving and holiday rush.

If you’re not quite ready to dive into the holiday season yet, fear not. We’ve also got articles to help you learn more about the hard work of our Marketing Services group and the growing popularity of those hard-to-pronounce but oh-so-healthy ancient grains like quinoa and amaranth.

As always, I hope you find this issue informative and enjoyable.

All the best,

Kelly Short