Where to start your retail business is an age old question that entrepreneurs struggle with. Nielsen provides some of their geographic segment info for free and we will use this in order to get insight into where certain segments are located. You can perform further demographic research using google, wikipedia, census data and other online sources.
Look for lease and rental rates in your best areas to find the location that provides the most value for how targeted your target audience is. Many successful retailers use this strategy and it is a way to tap into underlying market research and take advantage of new developing communities.
Visual Merchandising Tips and Display Inspirations for Retailers, Designers and Merchandisers: Stay Display Inspired! Sometimes Halloween gets lost in the mix, but not at Simplicity ABC in Kirkland, Washington.
Just Be is a store in North Carolina that celebrates things handmade, fair trade and American made gifts in two locations, Burlington and Greensboro. We owe a shout-out of thanks to our friends at Crystal Media for telling us about the lovely Just Be shops and the fun displays! The business is located on Park Lane, currently undergoing a massive expansion project to increase the walkability of Downtown Kirkland, making it difficult for customers to reach the businesses, even though they are open during construction.
The pictures were posted on social media and linked to detour customers to the website, too. Every year, I look for holiday display ideas that are easy-to-implement but eye-catching and effective. As always, thanks for spending a few minutes celebrating displays with the Retail Details blog. A while back Bags & Bows did a blog post and infographic on color psychology marketing and how different colors attribute to branding your business.
Tyson Schnitker and his wife Mary, local Minnesota distillers, admittedly came into their craft by accident.
As a local retailer, you know you need to position your marketing strategies to reach a geographically-centralized audience with sales-boosting promotions. Bags & Bows’ parent company, Deluxe Corporation, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Have you ever asked the question, “What did we used to do before smartphones?” I know I have.
You’re always on the lookout for ways to bring new customers into your retail shop, and if you haven’t tried postcard marketing you’re missing an excellent opportunity to introduce new customers to your shop and increase sales. For all of you chocolate lovers out there, you’ll be happy to know that today is Chocolate Day! Window clings can be excellent marketing tools for retailers, especially retailers located in busy shopping districts. DENVER – The newest Cherry Creek Area Development Report, sponsored by The Kenney Group and produced by the Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance and the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, shows impressive numbers with seven projects completed in 2015 and another 15 projects announced or under construction as of date of publication.
When planned and under construction projects are complete, Cherry Creek will see a 225% increase in residential units, 300% increase in hotel rooms, a 33% increase in square feet of office space and a 25% increase in square feet of retail space.
Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance provides a strong and cohesive voice for the Cherry Creek business community. Red Dress Selfies – All of February, life-size Red Dress selfie signs will be placed throughout CCN. Heart disease is the number one killer of women – killing more than all forms of cancer combined. The Cherry Creek North BID was established in 1989 as the first business improvement district in Colorado. WHY: CCN is home to hundreds of locally owned and operated businesses, making it the largest collection of independently owned shops in the region. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visitors can plan their shopping excursion by viewing the online Cherry Creek North directory, which shows the diversity of shops in the district available for checking off your holiday list. Parking is easy in Cherry Creek North with over 500 on-street spaces, over 1,000 public garage spaces and over 500 off-street spaces. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses flourish by encouraging people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The largest category of sales tax collections in Cherry Creek North in 2014 was from restaurants and hotels, which increased 6.4 percent. Sales tax collections in Cherry Creek North increased 6.4 percent from 2013 to 2014 generating nearly $10 million in retail sales tax for the City of Denver.
Cherry Creek North recorded a fourth quarter retail vacancy rate of 3.9 percent, the lowest level recorded since the start of the data series in the first quarter of 2006. Cherry Creek North vacancy rates were lower than those throughout Metro Denver and the City and County of Denver at the end of 2014.
Created by Denver’s Place Global, the JW Marriott Denver is the first hotel worldwide to offer this unique mobile technology, which features a cloud-based beacon management system called PlaceApp and is available for free download for iOS and Android.
The PlaceApp can be customized for the JW Marriott Denver’s meetings and corporate guests, allowing them access to exclusive event information, agendas and more.
The JW Marriott Denver is nestled in the prestigious shopping & dining district of Cherry Creek.
The 3,717 square foot Alpine Bank space in Cherry Creek serves as a full service retail location with five full time employees and one part time employee, offering exceptional customer service with the latest in cutting edge technology available in banking, including a self serve coin machine and self serve safe deposit boxes.
Businesses participating in the Indie-Pendence Day promotion include restaurants, clothing stores, salons, fitness studios and more. Actively involved in the banking industry since 1961, Alpine Bank founder Bob Young started his career as an assistant bank examiner and then worked his way up to cashier and then on to management within several bank systems before founding Alpine Banks of Colorado in 1973. Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
The Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2014 Business of the Year to Joe Beasley and Fitness Logic for their outstanding service and achievement to the Cherry Creek community and its residents.
Fitness Logic opened its doors in January 2014 and has made a big impact in one short year.
Fitness Logic joined the Chamber and began reaping the rewards of strong business and personal relationships immediately. The Fitness Fashion Show & Expo will feature knockout looks from Cherry Creek North athletic apparel retailers. The fair trade retail store strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries. Villages is honored to be recognized by the Chamber and looks forward to continuing to create and strengthen partnerships in Cherry Creek and the Denver metro area. Fitness on Fillmore is a great way for Cherry Creek North to show that exercising is FUN and there are so many different ways you can add exercise to your life: dance, Pilates, yoga, and barre.
Share the ways you love consignment and Rags (#IloveRags) by sharing the informative, retrospective infographic with friends and via social media.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The following merchants are offering these promotions and events during the month of March. Whole Foods Market Ingredient Education Workshop: Science behind ingredients and eating healthy.
Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Cherry Creek North Chef, Charlotte, shares delicious vegan recipes that fill you up and leave you satisfied.
Ten Thousand Villages Denver (Villages) partners with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Silk Road Exhibit as a featured merchant. Ten Thousand Villages is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculpture, textiles, serveware and personal accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. In May, Villages will continue its travels by bringing over 300 beautiful hand-knotted one-of-a-kind rugs from Lahore, Pakistan. DENVER—The Cherry Creek Sneak is back on Sunday, April 26, 2015 and this year marks the 33rd year for the annual race. Gnat Original Design’s first location at 2703 East Third Avenue is less than two blocks away from the new location at 250 Columbine, and will continue operations even after the new store opens.

250 Columbine is in the heart of one of Denver's premiere neighborhoods, Cherry Creek North. The first phase of construction will expand Andrisen Morton’s footprint to the north, adding approximately ten percent to its total square footage. The floor plan will be completely reconfigured and all displays, furniture and fixtures will be replaced. Due to City of Denver area road improvements, please come to Cherry Creek North off 1st Ave.
The I Heart Fridays Celebrity Chef Cook-Off will also honor National Wear Red Day THIS Friday, February 6, 2015. The Cook-Off will give visitors tips on how to dine out at restaurants and make heart healthy food choices, education on healthy portion sizes, and cooking tips and recipes for the healthy home chef. You’ve heard it before the most important thing when starting a business is location, location, location. However, this analysis is based on the assumption that the 5 segments given to you are equal when they really are not.
Starbucks obviously has some killer resources at their disposal but you don’t need to be a genius to know that a starbucks would do well near a Target store. The store windows are filled with fun!Big, bold, square Halloween icons are the feature of each window, with some spiders and ghosts strategically placed for good measure.Have you ever noticed that Jack-o-lanterns can be in any shape?
Stocking jewelry, journals, candles and clothing, the gift stores truly have something unique for everyone on a gift-givers list. A Suraphong Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC, thought it would be fun to create a window display that matched the street outside.
Gift wrap some boxes and use gift bags with your store name or store brands on them and stack them as high as possible.
If you don’t have a system, you can purchase wall-mount hooks and brackets to achieve a similar merchandise pattern.
As a follow-up to that post, we are going to feature some colorful packaging products, gift bags and boxes, and explain based on color what these products tell your customers and which is best for your type of business. It could be a harvest festival, company anniversary, or maybe you’re already looking forward to your holiday party. Now, Skaalvenn Distillery sets itself apart by breaking the chain of “boring booze” to provide unique craft drinks.
For many retailers, targeting an entire town or neighborhood is more cost-effective than developing a demographically-driven mailing list; that’s because your customers are limited in number and those who live in the same neighborhoods tend to share demographic data. To mark this special milestone, we’ve started the Small Business Revolution, a movement with a mission to share 100 small business stories from across the country, each of whom was nominated by the people who knew them best – friends, family, and neighbors.
Just this weekend I was out with some coworkers, and we were all on our phones trying to find a place to go to eat and then using our GPS’s to figure out how to get there. With parents spending on averaging $873 per child on back to school items, this is a huge opportunity for your business. You’ll need powerful marketing to lure customers away from summer fun long enough to browse and buy at your shop.
If you’re looking for an excuse (not that an excuse is needed) to eat some chocolate, today is the day to indulge. The District encompasses a 16-block (27 acres) area, bound by 1st and 3rd Avenues and University and Steele Streets.
The Alliance advocates for the collective interests of our member businesses and works to ensure the Cherry Creek area continues to thrive as an economic generator and community asset. 26, 2016) – This February, Cherry Creek North (CCN) partners with the Denver Branch of the American Heart Association for I Heart Fridays in the district.
Cherry Creek North hopes to inspire women to take action to reduce the risk of heart disease and get on track to live healthier lives. Several well-known national retail businesses opened first-ever locations in Denver, choosing Cherry Creek North as their home.
Guests can access current information from the hotel’s concierge staff on the surrounding Cherry Creek North neighborhood and its more than 400 boutiques, art galleries, spas and restaurants. The hotel offers 8,400 square feet of meeting space, including the recently remodeled Fireside, a 2,400 square foot outdoor event space that offers two walls of glass retractable doors leading to an enchanting patio with fire pits.
The hotel’s chic design gives a nod to the Rocky Mountain lifestyle with 196 opulent and spacious guest rooms and suites, many offering panoramic mountain views.
After opening the bank’s first Denver branch in LoDo in 2014, Alpine Bank found Cherry Creek North as a natural fit for its locally owned community bank, given that Cherry Creek North is home to the highest concentration of independently owned businesses in the region. Boasting 38 locations, 573 employees, and 55,000 ATM’s internationally, Alpine Bank was named one of the best places to work in Colorado for two years in a row by ColoradoBiz Magazine.
With 38 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Its goal is to meet the fitness needs of the community with a scientific method that is customized to each client’s special needs. Joe would like to thank the Chamber for this honor and for providing opportunities to continue to build upon those relationships and grow Fitness Logic. Denver’s premier shopping district will feature spring and summer workout wear from Cherry Creek Dance, Lucy, PrAna, and Title Nine. We’ll have (2) 50-minute classes (starting 11am and 12pm) back-to-back for exercisers on a time crunch. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides the proven power of one-to-one mentoring to children facing adversity right here in Colorado. The Expo will feature the latest in workout wear from Cherry Creek North fitness retailers. VOLO founder Harmony Hoefner, a former competitive snowboarder and master yoga instructor, developed 4 signature methods of aerial yoga from over a decade of expertise in Costa Rica. Rags is selective about what it consigns, choosing over 250 items every day to put out on the sales floor.
Workshop to acquire the tools needed to eat healthy by learning how to properly read food labels, research the health benefits of ingredients & more. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to travel the Silk Road throughout Denver on an educational scavenger hunt where participants can learn Silk Road trivia and get special coupons along the way. One of the world's largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), the company strives to improve the livelihood of tens of thousands of disadvantaged artisans in 38 countries.
This annual Denver event supports a fair wage for artisans and the centuries old art form of rug making. Gnat’s second store will be located at 250 Columbine, the $100 million mixed-used project being developed by Western Development Group.
Heather Mourer of Slant Interiors will craft the space to reflect the quality and individuality of Gnat's custom pieces, as well as the sophisticated aesthetic of their several lines from around the world. Located on the block between 2nd and 3rd Avenue on Columbine Street, the celebrated mixed-use project will include retail, residential, and office space, all over two levels of underground parking.
An interactive, ongoing collaboration between the development partners and the neighborhood resulted in a final design that creates an unforgettable facade, with a terrace effect from top to bottom. In this second year partnership, Cherry Creek North partners with Denver's American Heart Association to help create awareness around the important cause of heart disease. 20 and select Cherry Creek North restaurants will offer heart healthy menu options for diners. Offerings like Ratatouille from Crepes ‘N Crepes, Heirloom Beet Salad from NoRTH Italia, and Grilled Salmon from The Weber are examples of some Denver Restaurant Week menu items that are indulgent and healthy. The Fuel Your Heart Tweet Up is an opportunity to play heart healthy trivia and earn prizes while socializing in an fun environment. This will not impact any interior space, enabling Andrisen Morton to host their seasonal trunk shows in March and April as usual, with no inconvenience to customers.
It was a close vote, but the Bad Daddy's heart healthy tuna burger won the taste competition Friday night. I Heart Fridays is a way to show our love for Cherry Creek North visitors; while they can enjoy what they love about Cherry Creek North.
Wear Red Day is an important part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women goal to build awareness and urge women to take action to better their health.

Valentines will be presented to patients at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on Friday, Feb. A custom perfume, personalized constellation, fine jewelry under $100…art, spa, restaurant and fashion gifts abound!
This is a weakness of this method but it is just about the most accurate method you can get for free. While unpacking and pricing Christmas products, Labor Day comes and goes and retailers must decide how to merchandise for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas at the same time! Pinwheels are one of my favorite DIY display items. They represent whimsy, fun and a party atmosphere.
We’d love to see your results and consider your displays for inclusion in this blog or our social media (links in the sidebar). This fun idea at Camp Hollyhock in Portland Oregon uses a bird cage to display an infant onesie giving it quite a feature presentation. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, we have created a new infographic complete with coordinating packaging options in every color. In fact, the earlier you plan your holiday marketing, the more success you’ll enjoy this holiday season.
Events are a fun way to get the word out about your business and generate excitement around your brand. I had the pleasure of meeting Tyson and Mary and getting to know more about them and their creations. America was built by bold and passionate entrepreneurs who took the plunge and started their own businesses.
The key to success is getting customers in your door instead of the competition’s, and you can do it with the following five attention-getting window cling marketing ideas for retailers.
In its third year, the campaign is meant to create awareness around the important cause of heart disease.
Each Friday of the month, I Heart Fridays will bring heart-healthy activities that remind visitors about why they love Cherry Creek North.
Guests can pamper themselves at the JW Denver’s Spa at Cherry Creek or indulge in the culinary delights in the acclaimed Second Home Kitchen + Bar. To celebrate both this fact and its new location, Alpine Bank is asking patrons to shop at their favorite Cherry Creek North business on Saturday, June 13, and then to bring the receipt to Alpine Bank at 215 St. Fitness Logic uses the only FDA registered Medical Strengthening Devices engineered with biomechanical precision and low friction to design truly personalized exercise prescriptions. Cherry Creek North restaurants are open for brunch and lunch reservations following the event.
Healthy habits start early and you can start exercising and making healthy lifestyle choices at any age. Product sales help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. The store is focused on a shopping and consigning experience that is well organized, well curated, well staffed, professional, trustworthy and friendly. According to store owners Itzhak Gnat and his son Raz, the new location will feature even more valuable and exclusive custom-made jewelry than their current location, and provide customers with the ability to view and purchase pieces that they won’t be able to find anywhere else.
Luxurious finishes will be juxtaposed with raw, authentic materials to create an elegant yet comfortable haven for their discriminating clients. The project will feature two architecturally striking buildings separated by a mid-block drive aisle. This unique stair-step exterior allows the building to blend seamlessly into the fabric of the neighborhood, celebrating its unique character while providing a truly remarkable living, working, shopping and dining experience. When completed, the store’s inventory capacity will increase up to 40 percent, dramatically improving selection for customers.
Support on National Wear Red Day by wearing red while also enjoying a Cherry Creek North retail window decorating Instagram contest, store discounts for visitors wearing red, gift card giveaways and more.
We will go over each step in putting together an analysis of locations based on your market segments. If you put triangle-shaped eye holes on a ghost sheet, you would expect to see a pumpkin when you pulled the sheet off, right?Paper plates as googly eyes on the mummy. Typically, we think of them for Spring or Summer, but pinwheels are fun display components for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Back-To-School and December Holidays, too. Here are a few pictures of their recent pinwheel displays and a couple of bonus store shots just for fun. Adjustable height display hooks on stands are versatile, shown displaying handbags and apparel. Let’s take a look at how people use their phones while shopping, and how you can use this data to your advantage and increase sales. We can all think of businesses with a strong brand and die-hard followers: Apple, Nike, and Jeep, just to name a few. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate baked goods: they’re all worth celebrating today!
You see a candy bar or bottle of soda, and you’re in the mood for something sweet, so you make the purchase. Cherry Creek North and the American Heart Association will present the valentines to patients at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on Friday, Feb. Ross-Cherry Creek Library and Cherry Creek Dance will host the signs the first two weeks in February.
Joe and Kelly Wallace bring over 50 years of exercise prescription experience to the Cherry Creek community.
Exercisers are strongly encouraged to consult a physician prior to starting any new workout routine.
Afterwards, the youngsters can dance and jam to the live music or entertain themselves on a giant slide in the Kids’ Fun Zone. At the southern corner of the block on 2nd and Columbine, 80,000 square feet of single- and multi-tenant office space will sit in seven stories above ground floor retail. The two locations were combined in 1999 into the landmark 10,000 square foot store in Cherry Creek North at 3rd Avenue and St. Teen heart survivor Sofia Montoya will share her personal story and help deliver cards to patients. People have different values, beliefs and customs that affect their willingness to buy and maximum willingness to pay.
Every store can use a few of these, as they are idea for countertop and table displays, as well.  Consistent jewelry display forms complete the wall display collage. While these are huge companies, there is something to learn from their branding techniques that can be applied to small businesses. Another great way to celebrate the holiday is by taking a look at the variety of chocolatey products by Bags & Bows. At a clothing store, you’re checking out and they offer you sunglasses or nail polish or earrings for a ridiculously low price.
As long as the patron has spent a minimum of $20, the bank will reimburse the consumer with $20 in cash. The north end of the site will house 71 condominium residences over 30,000 square feet of retail space that extends along Columbine and onto 3rd Avenue. Nielsen (the company that does T.V ratings) has developed 66 types of psychographic profiles that better represent the lifestyles and consumer behavior of real people.
Parking available at surrounding street meters as well as Clayton Lane Parking Garage just one block from Beacon’s.

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