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What’s The Next Big Thing?

By |February 8th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

This is a question that I get asked a lot. I was recently appointed the new Chairman of the MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America). I have had the pleasure of being interviewed a few times over the last month or so, and inevitably this is a question that keeps getting repeated. And each time [...]

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BIG Newsletter: A Storm is Brewing

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

By Abe Sherman Around the first week of September, I wrote a rather long article about synthetic diamonds. It had very limited distribution; I only sent it to our Plexus members because I wanted to discuss the subject during our fall Plexus meetings to get a sense of how jewelers were feeling about the subject, and [...]

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BIG Tip of the Month 10-7-14

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

What makes customers go "yuk" and leave your store: Turn-off's Look around as though you are the customer. We are now in our fourth quarter when most retailers do a large percentage of their annual business and the traffic count is much higher than other months of the year. These are some of the top turn-off's [...]

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BIG Tip of the Month 9-16-14

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

When is your store the most vulnerable to theft? When the safe is opened and the merchandise has not yet been set and locked in the showcases (during store opening procedures). The same applies to your closing procedures. Keep Doors Locked - During opening and closing processes. Do not leave door unlocked because an employee "will [...]

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BIG News in September

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

Thoughts from Ann Arnold, BIG's Chief Strategy Officer We constantly hear from our clients and colleagues that this industry has to change. For those that do not know me, prior to joining the BIG team earlier this year, my family and I owned Lieberfarb bridal manufacturing company for over 40 years. As many others in this [...]

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A Method of Determining Inventory Levels for Retail Jewelers

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: White Papers|

It’s important to understand the nature of budgeting inventory using a formula. I have attempted in this article to explain an approach for determining inventory levels that can be used by any business, regardless of its makeup. However, using a goal, such as GMROI to arrive at an inventory budget does not address the myriad strategic [...]

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Ann Arnold Joins BIG

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG) is pleased to announce a new addition to the BIG team, Ann Arnold as Chief Strategy Officer. Ann will focus on integrating BIG's three powerful industry products, enabling the company to provide a comprehensive, scalable, industry solution that delivers dramatically improved performance to jewelry retailers and manufacturers. Arnold is a 27-year veteran [...]

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The Profit

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletter|

by Abe Sherman I’m not a big fan of reality television, but there is one show that every business owner should be watching. The Profit, which debuted last fall, stars Marcus Lemonis, a billionaire investor who is called in to save ailing companies. Regardless of the products the company sells, his approach is to make sure [...]

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