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Target's Big Move to Compete With Amazon? Lots of Apparel Lines
July 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm

With Amazon taking major steps to conquer the apparel world, other big box retailers are looking to remain competitive. At least that's what it looks like Target is doing with its new clothing lines. According to CNBC, the company is launching four new brands in the apparel and home goods categories: A New Day, Goodfellow…

The 12 Spiral Rings that Led to a Million Dollar Account
July 5, 2017 at 11:55 am

Years ago when I was growing my small distributorship, I secured an initial sales appointment with the operations manager of a jewelry retailer with about 100 stores. I have little recollection of what we discussed back then during that first sales call. All I remember was that, after a seemingly good conversation, he asked me…

Kylie and Kendall Jenner Face Major Lawsuit Amid T-shirt Controversy
July 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

Last week, we reported that Kylie and Kendall Jenner released a new line of merchandise essentially pasting their faces on top of cultural icons, like Jim Morrison and Pink Floyd. Even worse, these Kendall + Kylie T-shirts were selling for $125. While people were already outraged over the debut…

Selling Against Small Quantities
July 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I was at my friend's house recently to work on a project with him. I had only been there a short time when he proudly showed me his new promotional product mug. My first reaction was "did you buy it from Geiger?" He quickly reminded me that he asked if he should, but when he…

Target Wins Big With Girl's Science T-shirt
July 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Target has been doing a great job promoting gender equality in its stores. Earlier this year, it launched a "Strong Like Mom" T-shirt for boys, and shoppers loved it. Now, it looks like Target is back in the press for another winning T-shirt, this time for girls. According to Yahoo, Target's new Cat & Jack…

Who Knew? Mother Teresa's Sari Is Trademarked
July 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm

We had no idea this was even in the makings, but Mother Teresa's iconic sari has been officially trademarked. According to BBC News, the saint's white sari with three blue stripes has been trademarked to prevent people from using it for commercial purposes. The Indian government has…

The Key to Amazon's Apparel Industry Takeover? Underwear
July 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm

We've been keeping tabs on Amazon's apparel takeover for quite some time, and one thing is certain: The company is making big moves. From its new Prime Wardrobe service to its on-demand apparel manufacturing patent, there's no limit to Amazon's potential in the clothing department. But, what…

KFC Is Really Going All-In on Branded Merchandise
July 12, 2017 at 11:52 am

Fried chicken and merchandise—it might not make a lot of sense to you, but Kentucky Fried Chicken is doubling down on its new, limited edition apparel and goods. (Side note: That was not a reference to KFC's notorious double down sandwich.) According to a press release, KFC has unveiled its new online merchandise shop, KFC…

Communicate With Empathy
July 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

It’s important to have the facts of a given situation or opportunity. But if you cannot communicate or persuade, you will struggle to find cooperation, collaboration or build consensus. All of those are important for you to master to achieve your goals and great results. In every instance, make an effort to empathize with others.…