Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012 - (Page 3)

March/April 2012 | CONTENTS New & Notable 86 Noteworthy products in all categories. 16 COVER STORY With motherhood comes new opportunities for the Jessica Simpson line of fashions and accessories. 6 MARKETING Creating Value Retail merchandisers sometimes overlook one timeless, tried-andtrue method of standing out in an already crowded field: creating value for the customer. 8 BEST PRACTICES Design Strategies The C3 philosophy – commerce, culture and community – solves the problem of how to connect and engage with customers andhelps brands evolve in real-time. UPFRONT 10 TOY FAIR 2012 WRAP-UP Digital Integration 12 13 11 EXPO WEST 2012 WRAP-UP It’s Natural 12 FASHION WEEK 13 CATEGORY INSIGHT Health and Beauty Care CHINA SOURCING 14 FAIR 2012 PREVIEW China Fair Grows March/April 2012 retail merchandiser 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012
Creating Value
Design Strategies
Toy Fair 2012 Wrap-Up
Expo West 2012 Wrap-Up
Fashion Week
Category Insight
China Sourcing Fair 2012 Preview
Cover Story: Jessica Simpson
charming CHARLIE
Fantastic Sams
The Bargain! Shop
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Fruth Pharmacy
Apricot Lane Boutique
Hi-School Pharmacy
Hallmark Cards Canada
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Rubie’s Costume Co.
Fashion Angels
K’NEX Brands
Total Wine & More
Sigel’s Beverages
O&W Inc.
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Kohler Distributing Co.
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2012