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Main Street Coronavirus Survival Guide: How an Art Gallery, Jewelry Store, Home Furnishings Store, Gift Shop and Florist Will Survive Shutdowns

Small businesses’ opportunity to apply for their piece of the initial $379 billion CARES Act funding has come and gone. Overwhelmingly popular, the National Federation of independent Businesses reports that 70% of its 300,000 members applied for loans. While Congress moved quickly to add additional funds to the program for small businesses, tax attorney Logan […]

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Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Fit into Your Store?

Creating a brand in an emerging category isn’t simple.  A well-thought-out strategy reflects where the category and best consumers are going rather than the current environment.  It’s easy to make mistakes.  In the jewelry business, the diamond industry’s powers-that-be would like to define you as something less than mined diamonds. Don’t allow someone else to […]

Tiffany & Co

Tiffany Needs LVMH as Much as LVMH Needs Tiffany

In a surprise move, LVMH made an unsolicited $14.5 billion offer for Tiffany and Company. Confirming that the offer has been made, LMVH said in a statement that its discussions are still in the early stages and that there is no assurance that an agreement will be reached. According to Reuters, this initial offer valued […]

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Tiffany’s Six-Prong Strategic Plan for Growth

Tiffany and Company is still a work in progress, but its leadership is confident it has a strategic plan in place that will lead it to prosper over the long term. Tiffany’s 2019 Q1 results disappointed, with worldwide sales declining 3% to $1 billion and comparable sales off 5%. Net earnings disappointed too, down 12% from […]

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Three Jewelry Veterans Create Clean Origin For The Industry’s Millennial Future: Lab-Grown Diamonds Sold Online

Clean Origin is the digitally-native lab-grown diamond jewelry startup created by Alex Weindling, third-generation diamond merchant; Ryan Bonifacino, former CMO/Digital SVP Alex & Ani; and Terry Burman, former CEO Signet Jewelers, Sterling Jewelers and Zale Corporation.

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