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2017_1_19_BarbaraPalumbo

Leading Bloggers To Help Centurion Attendees Get The Scoop On Product Finds At The Show

Scottsdale, AZ—Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a professional blogger who really knows jewelry work for you? You would provide the blogger with information on key trends that are very important to your market and she or he would scour the show for you looking for cool ideas...

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Product And Service News: Virtual Showcase For Independents Has In-Store Giant Touchscreen; More

Custom Studio App’s giant digital showcase makes high-tech fun & profitable

Norcross, GA—Star Gems’ new Custom Studio app introduces a 42-inch touchscreen—a giant digital showcase—to independent retail stores.

Anish Desai, president and CEO of Star Gems, says reviews and responses to the tool...

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2016_9_29_DavidBrown

Determining Your Optimum Inventory Level To Boost Return On Investment

This is the second of a two-part series. To read Part One, click here.

Omaha, NE—In Part One of this series, we talked about The GAP Analysis, calculating your Optimum Inventory Level (OIL), Memo Stock and your Action Plan. To start Part Two of this series, I will next explain GMROI and how to...

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2017_1_19_JimAndMarcia

Industry News: Jim Rosenheim Lauded At GEM Awards; PGI Launches Mobile Sales Training; More

Industry Lauds Jim Rosenheim At GEM Awards

New York, NY—Jewelers of America (JA) and more than 500 leaders of the jewelry industry gathered January 13 to honor Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington DC. Rosenheim (left, with wife Marcia) was presented with the 2017 GEM Award for...

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2017_1_19_FSageVideo

Brand News: Frederic Sage Debuts New Marketing; GN Diamond To Launch VR Program; More

Frederic Sage Launches New Marketing Campaign at Centurion; Offering Free Echo Dot

Great Neck, NY—Frederic Sage is debuting its newest marketing campaign (left), which includes a TV commercial, behind-the-scenes footage, and new photography for both their bridal and fine jewelry lines. Click here...

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2017_1_19_GwenStefani

Celebrity News From Doves, Sylvie Collection, Supreme Jewelry, More

Jewelry Placements For Supreme Jewelry, Sylvie Collection, More

New York, NY—Singer and fashion mogul Gwen Stefani (left) was just named the face of Revlon cosmetics. She is shown here wearing a Sylvie Collection ring (top) and a Supreme Jewelry ring (bottom) in behind-the-scenes shots during one...

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Classified: Experienced Sales Manager Looking For Next Opportunity; Evocateur Needs Reps

Experienced Sales Manager Seeking Next Opportunity

Atlanta, GA—Experienced Sales Manager is seeking the right opportunity for the next step in my career.  I have worked for several of the most recognized brands in the industry in a variety of functions including sales, sales management and...

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2017_1_12_CarrieUnderwood

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The Golden Globes

Celebrity News: Who Wore What To The Golden Globes

Los Angeles, CA—Awards season is officially upon us, and that means it’s time to look to the red carpet for a look at both the styles and brands that are getting lots of face time with consumers. While most women don’t need a whole wardrobe of...

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2016_4_28_25in5

Why Sell Online?

Merrick, NY--In the 2016 holiday season, both shoppers and sellers seemed to have turned an online corner, whether we wanted to or not.

Perhaps you read this article last year, The E-Commerce Tsunami is Coming, Are You Ready?, by Shane O’Neill at Fruchtman Marketing. He ends the article by saying...

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2017_1_12_DanAndLoriAskew

Dig A Little Deeper To Really Understand Your Business

La Costa, CA--Numbers explain so much about our business and they tell a story – but don’t be misled.  Often, an overall view of a business’s numbers does not tell the whole story.  You must look deeper.  Good footing for 2017 can be derived from 2016’s history.  Whether it’s the beginning of your...

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2017_1_12_DebbieAzar

Industry News: GSI’s Azar On TV; Edge Retail Academy Expands; CJDG Remembers Edelstein; More

GSI Executive Talks Diamonds To More Than Three Million Viewers

New York, NY—Debbie Azar (left), co-founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), an independent global gemological organization, recently completed a large media tour to educate consumers, dispel diamond-buying myths, and talk...

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2017_1_12_LeoSchachter

Brand News: Leo Schachter’s New Video; Rick Shultz And Cortland Shopper Join Uneek; More

Leo Schachter Launches Corporate Video

New York, NY—Leo Schachter introduces a new video it created to help retailers and their sales staffs better understand the brand. The video emphasizes the brand’s innovation, use of technology, and global reach. Shot onsite in Leo Schachter’s New York City...

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Luxuryshoppers

Where Luxury Dollars Will Come From In 2017

New York, NY—The 2016 presidential election proved that prognosticating can be about as accurate as simply guessing. So trying to predict who will buy luxury goods, from where, and in what quantities is best done in only the broadest parameters. Still, there are enough visible trends in the market...

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2017_1_12_Tourneau

Retail News: Will Tourneau, Looking For Buyer, Succeed Or Join The Ranks Of Former Stores?

New York, NY—Tourneau, the luxury watch retailer with 31 stores across the United States, is looking for a buyer. According to a report on Debtwire.com, the tony retailer is struggling on two fronts: one, the decline of luxury watch sales in the United States and worldwide; and two, the proximity...

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Classified: Roberto Demeglio And Beny Sofer Need Experienced Reps

Beny Sofer Needs Experienced Reps For Two Lines

New York, NY—Beny Sofer Inc. needs experienced sales reps to join its growing and successful teams for both the Beny Sofer division and the Roberto Demeglio USA division. The positions are separate for each division. Several US territories are...

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2017_1_5_Macys

Retail News: Macy’s Announces Major Restructuring; 10K Jobs To Be Cut

New York, NY—Macy’s announced a massive streamlining of its workforce, which will include the elimination of 17% of its management force. An article in Women’s Wear Daily says 6,200 management positions are being eliminated, and a total of more than 10,000 jobs—though none of those are...

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2017_1_5_BESkylar_Grey

Celebrity News: Belle Étoile Makes TV and Print Appearances

Las Vegas, NV—Singer and songwriter Skylar Grey (left) was spotted wearing Belle Étoile's Fontaine earrings and ring at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, where she performed on December 2, 2016.

Belle Étoile's Antoinette Collection also was featured on Belgian fashion model Marine Van Outryve,...

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Centurion Announces 2017 Emerging Designer Winners

Merrick, NY—The Centurion Jewelry Show is pleased to announce Marla Aaron, Alexis Mazza, and Alison Nagasue as the winners of the Centurion 2017 Emerging Designer Competition, sponsored by Stuller.  All three designers will make their U.S. jewelry tradeshow debut at the Centurion Scottsdale Show,...

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2016_9_29_DavidBrown

A Formula To Determine Your Optimum Inventory Level, Part One

Omaha, NE--The first thing to understand when it comes to determining your Optimum Inventory Level (OIL) is that it doesn't start with inventory.  There are three other steps required first to ensure your OIL is calculated accurately rather than based on guesswork and hope.

It starts by...

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