Archive for the ‘Retail Spotlight’ Category

Store Inspiration: Rock/Creek Outfitters

I recently took a trip to see Rock/Creek Outfitters new shop at what is known as The Block in Chattanooga Tennessee. What is The Block? An amazing reuse of an old theater turned urban climbing gym with a massive climbing wall on the outside of the building. Definitely a perfect location for an outdoor store […]

A Smart Venture

Tom Stenzel built Venture Quality Goods with the idea that he could make a positive contribution to the the apparel retail landscape for men over 25, which he considers to be in quite a sad state right now.  Says Stenzel: “There’s a whole bunch of guys out here that may have moved out of their 20s […]

Do It Yourself: Jar Lights

By Ponch Membreno, manager of the Horny Toad/Nau Outlet Store in Freeport, Maine I usually make these around the winter holidays, but they end up getting left up all year long. Their glow is really nice and warm – perfect for windows or any space you want to redefine. You can make them varying sizes […]

About Lounging

The lounge space at Horny Toad & Nau Outlet Store in Freeport, Maine is a comfortable place for people to rest their feet. It has a TV and satellite subscription and an old Mac to give kids hours of online computer games (with firewalls to protect access to email and private sites).  They brought in […]

The Merch Savvy of Landsharks

Landsharks in Saugatuck, Michigan has got merchandizing dialed.  Check out these four great tips they’ve generously shared with us.                 1. At Landsharks all of our 4-ways racks are layered with at least three items. We merchandise our 4-ways based on color stories rather than by brand. This […]

Inspiring Outdoor Love in the Next Generation

It can be challenging for retailers to grow their youth business. Shelley O’Neill, manager of Tooth of Time Traders at Philmont Scout Ranch and winner of the 2011 SNEWS “Retailer of the Year”* (ROTY) award for “Growth of Outdoor Sports” and 2012 SNEWS “Retailer of the Year for Youth Involvement” shares a few simple ideas […]