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Memo on Female Hunting Apparel Slammed for 'Offensive' Language
January 31, 2018 at 11:38 am

Back in November, we detailed the backlash that came as a result of blaze pink hunting gear. Many women said the hunting coats were misguided, and some even said they were insulting and demeaning. While Michigan allowed the pink hunting gear to hit store shelves, there was a caveat. The bill mandated that the Natural…

Amazon Projected To Become Largest Apparel Retailer
January 31, 2018 at 11:18 am

It's probably no surprise that Amazon's apparel sales are doing well, but it turns out, the e-commerce giant is doing really well. According to WWD, research firm One-Click Retail is projecting that Amazon will become the largest clothing seller in the U.S. by the end of 2018. Currently, the largest clothing seller is Macy's. Here's…

Do I Really Have to Reconcile My Checking Account?
February 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Question: I don’t like reconciling my checking account. Is there really a reason to do that? Answer: Monthly reconciliations are a critical part of your accounting. I could argue that it is one of the most important steps to making sure your records are complete and correct. Every month, you should reconcile each of your…

Snapchat Unveils New In-App Store for Branded Merchandise
February 2, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Snapchat’s incredibly maligned Spectacles are notably absent from the online store. The Spectacles, which were launched to a ton of hype back in 2016, are the company’s only hardware product. They were designed to allow users to take photos and videos without having to hold their phones...

5 Reasons to Stop Using Voicemail
February 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Voicemail is on a prolonged downward trend that is beginning to accelerate. Nearly all the messages I receive on voicemail are cold callers. Nearly all the messages on voicemail never make it past 5 seconds before I delete them. There was a time that I cared enough to listen to—and even to return—people’s calls and…

The Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology: The Definition of 'I Will Call You'
February 5, 2018 at 3:03 pm

In the Muzzillo Dictionary of Sales Terminology, definitions of many key words and phrases aren’t what they appear to be. In my previous article, I shared how the definition of “no” really is “not yet.” Similarly, when a prospect tells you, “I will call you,” what they are really saying is, “I will never call…

Authorities Seized $20M in Counterfeit Super Bowl Merchandise
February 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

It was no surprise that counterfeit Super Bowl items were a large concern for the 2018 Super Bowl. In fact, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots even teamed up with the NFL to crack down on the fake merchandise together. Now, we have some numbers on…

Lululemon Sues Hundreds of Alleged Overseas Counterfeiters
February 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Lululemon is not one to back down from protecting its designs. Just last year, the company filed a legal complaint against Under Armour for design patent infringement over a sports bra strap. Now it looks like the company's defensive strategy is about to heat up even more. According to the Chicago Tribune, the athletic apparel…

Macy's Launches Clothing Line for Muslim Women
February 7, 2018 at 12:29 pm

This past year, we've seen an increase in companies launching Muslim apparel collections. Over the summer, American Eagle's new hijab sold out in one week. And last spring, companies like Nike and Uniqlo unveiled Muslim fashion looks, as well. According to USA Today, Macy's is the latest retailer to announce a clothing line geared toward…

Beyoncé Shows How to Do Valentine's Day Merch Right
February 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm

We marveled at Beyoncé's holiday-themed merchandise, which is no surprise considering she is the queen of promotional merchandise. And now, Queen Bey continues to watch the throne thanks to her new Valentine's Day merchandise. We got an early V-Day treat when Beyoncé unveiled new apparel on her website. Featuring apparel and iPhone cases, her team has managed…