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As Retail Minded approaches our fourth and final issue of 2012, we are celebrating by offering five copies of our upcoming Holiday Issue and a full year subscription!

Join Retail Minded in celebrating the nation’s only retail lifestyle publication –  supporting retailers both IN and OUT of their stores – by sharing your insight, wisdom, questions, ideas and more with Retail Minded. Simply comment below with your thoughts on what independent retailers need the most support with and why. Our group of resident advisers,  retailers and other retail pros will pick their top five responses based on originality, passion and overall content. So take your time folks… Really share your thoughts on what you want to learn about and gain in 2013 from Retail Minded!

Retail Minded’s always been fueled by you – our nation’s indies and leaders in supporting consumers from a boutique perspective – and we want to continue doing this the best best we can. Your voice means everything to us, so speak up! We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Additional contest details: 

The decision of the five winners will be made internally by Retail Minded and our trusted group of retail insiders. The selection of these winners are final and will be notified via email. All comments entered below will be reviewed for consideration as a winner of the Retail Minded Holiday Issue, delivering in October 2012, and a full year subscription.

Your name, store name and location is not necessary for public viewing unless you want to include this. Retail Minded will be able to get in touch with you via email upon submission of your comment.

Thank you for taking the time to “talk” to us and we look forward to hearing from you!



  • Ernie
    September 11, 2012


    When the economy gets tight we tend to pul back on the marketing of of our business. What ways can we do marketing that does not cost as much?

  • Gina Lempa
    September 11, 2012

    I’m passionate about Signage.
    As I am on the road, I am on the look out for great signage. I am always encouraging and reminding my customers to take that extra time needed to add signs, from little tent cards, big chalkboard signs, funny, colorful, romantic, vintage, cool, you name it.
    Get a Sign on it. Engage your customer, Suggest, Surprise them, make them laugh or think twice.
    Gina Lempa

  • Kriss Rogers
    September 11, 2012

    As an independent retailer I find there is never enough time in the day to get everything I want to get done finished. I do however always try to “make time” for my social media marketing. It’s an almost free resource and a great way to get and stay in touch with my customers. I also try to take in at least on webinar a month on a social media marketing topic, things change so fast it helps to keep me up to date on how to make the most effective use of my information and I always get some great promotional ideas from them.

  • Jennifer Albaugh
    September 18, 2012

    As the numbers keep climbing on the dollars spent with online only retailers, I feel the brick and mortar retailers need helpful and informative information on what we can do to stay strong and competitive in today’s ever changing retail marketplace. While I love as a consumer, I also fear them as a retail competitor as they start to consume more and more of the customers attention and dollars. The indie retailers need guidance as to what it takes to drive business away from online discounters and into our stores.

  • Jasmine
    September 19, 2012

    First off, I would like to tell you how much I love Retail Minded. When I first found the site, I spent two days reading almost every article. I wish the magazine talked more about store’s websites. When coming across a new store, customers usually google the store and then go onto its website. I wish I had a better understanding on how to get those customers to come into the store. Also, I’d love to hear more about packaging. A few retailers have sent me beautiful packaging (both online shopping and offline) that actually makes me want to purchase from there again. Am I the only one who thinks like this? Is spending more on retail packaging worth the investment or do customers really care about that?Another thought of mine is that if you are hiring a retail intern, they must be paid because they end up doing sales associate duties.

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