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:

– Retail sales may be back, but retail jobs
aren’t.

– NRF lists best
holiday commercials.

– Retailers nervous about
“phone-wielding shoppers.”

– Nine percent of customers don’t holiday shop until after
holiday.

– Most “last-minute shoppers” are
younger men.

– The “five species” of
luxury customer.

– How small businesses can take advantage
of new tax-cut package.

– Five trends that will shape small
business in 2011.

– Five small business predictions for the year
ahead.

– Writing an e-mail subject line that
sells.

– Three ways small retailers can
compete with big ones.

– Should you give
cash bonuses?