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Valuable Advice from Social Media Sensations Sam + Nic

Sam and Nic Chapman (sisters, makeup artists, and YouTube sensations) join Focus on Suppliers this week to discuss how social media is transforming the beauty industry. Sam + Nic provide fun and instructional videos through YouTube to compare products and to help makeup users learn how to pull off new techniques. The pair have more than 2 million followers with over 250 million…

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How Menasha Practices Sustainability

By Marie Clapper I recently toured the new Menasha Packaging headquarters in Neenah, Wisconsin. It is really an amazing place — beautiful, architecturally exciting, and sustainable. Packaging and Displays — How It All Began for Menasha When I learned that originally Menasha was a wooden pail factory, I thought, “What an unusual start for a packaging company.” But then I discovered…

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12 Ways Consolidation Benefits All Commerce Players

Consolidation has become a hot topic in the supplier community. There are many reasons why the practice of putting loads from multiple companies on a single truck is good business, and these range from financial to environmental. What many people don’t realize, however, is that the benefits of consolidation don’t stop with the supplier. How the Consolidation Cycle Benefits Everyone While…

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This Unexpected Category Actually Drives Trips to the Store

Changing values and shopping habits are driving change  — and growth — in retail. On this week’s special episode of Focus on Suppliers, experts discuss two categories undergoing a major transformation: PETS and BOOKS. Pets: A Trip-Driver According to retail expert, Kerry Bailey (Menasha), the pets category has seen dramatic change in the last ten years. Once a pit-stop for pet food…

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What Really Is the Best Time to Reach Customers?

You may not be familiar with WorkPlace Impact, but they know you! In fact, Tim F. McCarthy founded the company on knowing exactly what’s on your mind as the work morning turns to mid-day: “Where should I eat lunch today?” “I wonder if any place close has a new lunch special.” “Are there any new places I can get a bite…

What Can You Learn from Sporting Goods?

Join us this week on Focus on Suppliers for a bird’s eye view of the Outdoor and Sporting Goods category. Suppliers talk with Emmy award-winning journalist, Neile Jones, about best practices, common challenges and how to overcome them, as well as some innovative ways to engage with customers at shelf. Where Have All the Hunters Gone? Jessica Hendrix, President & CEO…

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Too Busy at Work? Consider Outsourcing

Many owners and managers of small-to-medium sized companies take pride in being deeply involved in all aspects of their businesses. At some point, however, time becomes scarce, and it becomes impossible for business leaders to stay involved at every level in every department. While delegating tasks to employees is an important part of managing a business, there are some business tasks…

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Millennials and Club Stores: What’s Missing?

Media stories often focus on Millennial student debt and how Millennials look for ways to save money. Interestingly, Millennials are often overlooking one way to save money on product purchases: Shopping at warehouse clubs like Sam’s, Costco and BJ’s. In fact, recent statistics show that only about 25% of Millennials shop at clubs, a puzzling statistic when you consider that Millennials…

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O Wonderful Evening, O Night Divine

For over 20 years, Mercy Health Foundation Northwest Arkansas has worked to improve the quality of life through projects that benefit health care and education in Northwest Arkansas. At least one of those projects is also a wonderful night of elegant fun. O Night Divine, presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, is the Foundation’s annual charity ball and its signature fundraising…

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The Stories Behind Armitron’s “One Watch. Many Faces”

The spirit of individuality. Since the 1950s, Armitron has embodied it. Then last summer, Armitron took its empowerment individuality one step further when it began its marketing campaign, “One Watch. Many Faces.” Through it, Armitron shares stories of the diverse individuals who enjoy the brand. Real people. Authentic connections. Inspiration. Meet three Armitron wearers with great stories to tell. Meet Noah…