Big Picture Monday: Retail Trends You Should Know About

Every week, JCK’s Big
Picture Monday rounds up the most noteworthy stories about trends in retailing,
as well as useful articles about retail sales and marketing:

– Wal-Mart, Target smaller-format stores to
take on smaller retailers
.

– How to thank
your customers
(inexpensively).

– “New rules” of
customer loyalty.

– How to get your customers to pay
higher prices
.

– How to add-on to any
sale.

– Ways to spice up a
sales meeting.

– Five tips to getting media
coverage.

– Small companies that have had success marketing on Facebook.

– Why you should respond to complaints on Twitter.

– Creating your own mobile
app.

– Why retailers have trouble getting
loans.

Also see the Big
Picture Monday feature, News and Tips for Your Business.