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Are you experienced?
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Product and price parity are real concerns for merchants. Private-label goods and merchandise exclusives offer some hope, but many agree that’s not enough to survive, much less thrive in the current economy. But there are new stressors on bricks-and-mortar retailers, as well. More

Do Facebook likes translate to actual sales?
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If a customer likes you on Facebook, how often (if ever) does that translate into a sale? Alchemy Social analyzed the link between clicking Like and actually visiting a business' online store when it managed a Facebook campaign for a telecommunications company. Alchemy tracked fans who were active on the brand's Facebook page, those who were fans but not active and those who were not fans of the business at all to see how often they visited the company's online store. More

Report: Pace of small business hiring up in June, could be a sign of growing confidence
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The pace of small business hiring picked up in June, but still fell short of healthier levels set in the first few months of this year, according to a private survey released recently. ADP, the company that provides payroll services, reported that small businesses added 93,000 jobs during the month. More

Ways to handle angry, dissatisfied customers online
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Decades ago, unhappy customers would have to write a letter to let a brand know how dissatisfied they were with a product they just purchased. It was a private matter between company and client, and a lack of response from a noteworthy name wouldn’t be unheard of. After all, letters in the mail do occasionally get lost. More

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Retail dog and cat sale ban in New Jersey
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On June 26, New Jersey's Brick Township Council passed on first reading an ordinance, which was originally introduced and postponed in March, banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores within the township. The latest proposal would still ban the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, but it would exempt pet stores which are already selling dogs and cats in the Township before the effective date of this ordinance. The proposal is up for a second reading and could be adopted at the Council's July 10 meeting. More

Feds propose protecting 4 macaw species as endangered
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In a proposal that could curtail interstate trade of four species of macaws, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has proposed listing the great green macaw, hyacinth macaw and military macaw as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), as well as certain subspecies and distinct populations of the scarlet macaw. To assist law enforcement efforts, the agency is further proposing to extend ESA protection to all scarlet macaws. More

Federal Trade Commission workshop to look at medicine pricing
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The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, to examine the ways pet medications are distributed to consumers and how these practices affect consumer choice and price competition, the agency said. The workshop will be free and open to the public, and pre-registration is not required. More

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