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:

– 20 big retail ideas from
the last year.

– What does 2011 hold
for retail?

– Consumers “taking
control.”

– Smartphones changing
the shopping relationship.

– Mall vacancies falling, rent rising.

– Round-up of holiday
traffic/shopping statistics.

– Consumers gravitate to
matching colors.

– Small businesses still
using part-timers.

– Characteristics of great retail employees.

– How great coaching improves
sales.

– Improve sales with
analogies.

– The customer “isn’t
always right.”

– Manage conflict with
angry employees.

– Best branded content from
fashion industry.

– 15 podcasts for
small businesses.