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Mattress Recycling Council
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: Mattress Recycling Council Makes it Easy

There is no rest for the mattress industry when it comes to recycling. Through the work of the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), which was created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to administer statewide mattress recycling programs in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, over 12 million mattresses and box

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Arindam Basu
Direct-To-Consumer Product Options Increases Profitability for Retailers

The Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) market has grown 75% over the last two years, surpassing $200B. DTC provides excellent flexibility to offer more affordable and effective choices with improved profit margins and reduced costs.  In this article, we will review the growth of Direct-to-Consumer product options and how they will increase profitability

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Profitability Consulting Group
How to Grow While Maintaining Margins

Submitted by Taylor Ganz, Profitability Consulting Group When John Egger founded our company, he christened it “Profitability Consulting Group“ (PCG) for a reason. While we believe and preach sustainable sales growth, growth without profit and positive cash flow can be disastrous for your profit margins. And this was what we

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Jonathan Schulman
Focus on Your Existing Customers

As a marketer and ad manager focused on hooking that shiny new customer, I didn’t consider my existing customers. I was so enthralled with developing effective creative collateral, making clever ad buys, and planning the calendar out so it would coincide with the merchandise I was bringing that I lost

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Arthur J. Gallagher
Is your inventory properly insured?

A retail business’ success relies on the stock it can carry. To make a profit, you must sell products; as you can’t sell what you don’t have, maintaining a sizeable inventory is imperative. With so much capital invested, insuring your inventory is vital for retailers. At any given time, displayed

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Service Technologies, Inc.
Four steps to improve operational service inefficiencies

Finding ways to add to your bottom line can be a challenge for those who experience service and operational inefficiencies. Below are four simple best practices that may improve and streamline some of those challenges. 1. Employ sound repair services options Instead of returning a product, customers are most likely

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GigaCloud Technology
GigaCloud Technology Reimagines Global B2B

GigaCloud Technology is a Home Furnishings Association Solution Partner that can help members with their supply chain struggles. Reimagine Global B2B with GigaCloud Technology, browse, buy, and deliver thousands of products at your fingertips. First and foremost, GigaCloud Technology is a facilitator for both sourcing and fulfillment. For too long,

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Home Furnishings Association
Demand Planning with Inflation Impacts Retailers

Demand Planning with Unprecedented Inflation and Economic Headwinds The dirty “I” word has reared its ugly head. According to usinflationcalculator.com, The US Inflation rate hit a new 40-year high in May 2022. This new era of inflationary pressure brings with it a depression of consumer confidence that poses significant implications

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