Month: August 2015

Working with customers who are “just looking”

Research shows that only about 20 percent of shoppers will tell you what they’re looking for right away, according to Richard Fenton, of Accelerated Performance Training, a professional speaker and trainer specializing in the retail industry.

Sales forecasts cool slightly after hot July

LANSING – Michigan retailers’ sales forecasts through October slipped slightly after solid sales in July, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Buy Nearby Campaign Promotes Mobile-Friendly Website, New #ibuynearby Photo Contest

Economies in local communities and all of Michigan benefit when shoppers Buy Nearby

LANSING, Mich. – A mobile-friendly website that helps retailers and their customers find ways to promote buying nearby to support the economy in local communities and the state of Michigan has been launched by the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA).