General Assembly Adjourns

Last night, Maryland’s General Assembly adjourned after passing the budget, making changes to the stromwater management statute and enacting a number of other bills. SB 863, which was sponsored by Senate President Mike Miller, repeals the requirement for 10 local jurisdictions to impose a… Read More

RETAIL SALES DECREASED 0.2 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY

Stephen E. Schatz March 12, 2015 The long winter chill put a damper on consumer spending and retail sales in February, the National Retail Federation said today. Excluding automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants, retail sales declined 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month yet were up 3 percent… Read More

Wold’s Retail & Consumer Tips

Customer experience (CX) is the sum of all experiences at various touchpoints a customer has with a supplier of goods and/or services over the duration of their relationship with that supplier. The sales and customer service experience begins when a customer picks up the phone or walks in the… Read More

Holiday Forecast

“Retailers are hopeful for a gain in holiday sales this year.” said Maryland Retailers Association’s (MRA) President Patrick Donoho.

ENERGY STAR Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend for qualified ENERY STAR appliances will begin on Saturday, February 15, end on Monday, February 17. During this weekend, the 6% sales tax will not be charged on qualified ENERGY STAR air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, solar water… Read More

Tips to outsmart retailers’ clever tricks

Tips to outsmart retailers’ clever tricks

Gaithersburg man charged with illegally selling tobacco products to retailers

Gaithersburg man charged with illegally selling tobacco products to retailers

Agents Charge Bowie Retailer in Illegal Tobacco Bust

Agents Charge Bowie Retailer in Illegal Tobacco Bust

Data Security Webinar

Data Security: What Every Retailer Must Know and Do Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Presented by Josh VanDyke, InfoTech Solutions Link to register for the Data Security webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/227622984 - Only Session – 9:30am-10:30am, EST GO TO EVENT/WEBINARS FOR MORE INFORMATION

July 15 Webinar registration – Max Your Retail Success

Links to register for the Retail 101 webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/562757768 - Session 1 – 8:30am-9:30am, EST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786279104 - Session 2 – 11:30am-12:30pm, EST

TSJ Board of Directors meeting

Tri-State Jewelers Board of Directors Meeting             Tuesday,May 5, MRA, 7:00 p.m.