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Independence Day for Consumers

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Independence Day for Consumers
Shoppers Unite! Support Your Independent Store. Independence Day has got me on my soapbox when I think about what chain stores are doing to our retail landscape. On one hand, I call it the homogenization of product choice.
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Categories: 2013 | Tags: independent retail | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1232)
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Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes
I always enjoy my visits to stores to see the latest "What's Hot" products and great merchandising. But, it was my behind the scenes tour of the Kent State University Stark Campus Bookstore that was revealing.
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Categories: 2011, 2009, June | Tags: independent retail | Comments: (0) | View Count: (1204)

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Paula Haerr

VP Retail Services Connect2One

As vice president of retail services of the Connect2One buying group, Paula is recognized as one of the leading experts on products and merchandising in the college store industry.  From a collegiate retailing career that began in the mid-70’s to her role today in serving the needs of 550+ independent college stores, Paula’s knowledge of the channel has made her a frequent speaker at national, state and regional events.   A self-described “professional shopper,” Paula shares her insider tips on the latest trends in her “Paula’s Picks” blog and the much anticipated Connect2One What’s Hot semi-annual review.


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