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It may take a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to sustain a successful retail business, especially one that is independently, locally owned.

When it comes to retaining employees, the almighty dollar is what many think is most important.

Kitchenware retailers that want their business to thrive have to adjust to a new world.

As the gourmet retail industry gears up for the holidays and adds seasonal workers, a number of important staffing-related tasks bear repeating.

Photos courtesy of Chute Gerdeman Retail

Having a private label brand, especially one with the owners smiling faces are on the label, helps to build relationships with customers. "We love that our family in their cupboard.

Retailers of all sizes are concerned about the impact and future implications of online retail, according to research conducted in June by Carbonview Research on behalf of The Gourmet Retailer (TGR). Retailers continue to report "ever-increasing showrooming," where customers are using the

Whether sitting in the dining room, entertaining friends at the kitchen island or relaxing on the patio, consumers want the perfect table settings to enjoy a meal.

Analysis by Anna Wolfe / Research by Debra Chanil, Stagnito Business Information

With the rise of social media, many retailers are turning to this platform as a viable way to connect with consumers. "It's a perfect channel for gourmet retailers because they already have the advantage of exclusivity.

The purpose of a window display or one featured in an interior focal spot is to bring attention to a particular product or group of products. Sometimes the product is just not big or colorful or attractive enough to catch the viewer's eye. It needs help to tell its story.

Editor's Note: Part 1 of this article, about using technology to engage customers before during and after their visit, appeared in the October/November issue. There are many ways to engage customers digitally at the point of sale or online once the decision has been made to do so – and go

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