April 15, 2021 I The Retail Beat I by Brad Boynton

The Intentional Shopper

​Brad Boynton on how shoppers’ habits have changed over the last year.

April 15, 2021 I The Retail Doctor I by Billy Cuthrell

The New Combo Store

My grandmother got her hair done religiously for years at a place called May Belle’s Hair Salon. One day I drove my grandmother to her hair appointment and…

April 15, 2021 I MI Editor I by Daniel Margolis

On Containment

Music Inc. Editor Daniel Margolis on how container ships have stressed MI over the last year.

March 09, 2021 I MI Editor I by Daniel Margolis

On Believing

There’s a certain allure to a trade show. When you commit to attend or exhibit at one, you’re likely propelled from where you live to an interesting place,…

January 28, 2021 I Next Gen Retailing I by NAMM YP

NAMM YP Believes

We, the NAMM Young Professionals Board of Directors, believe NAMM’s Believe in Music Week, scheduled January 18–22, is a unique and perhaps once in a…

January 28, 2021 I Ask Alan I by Alan Friedman

Budgeting in a COVID-19 Future

A perfect budget for 2021 may not be achievable, but a better budgeting process certainly is.

January 28, 2021 I MI Editor I by Daniel Margolis

On Optimism

It’s clear, and also understandable, in looking around MI today that there’s a fair amount of trepidation out there about what 2021 has in store for our…

December 22, 2020 I SWIM I by Natalie Morrison

Just Keep Swimming

​Natalie Morrison on how SWIM continues its mission in quarantine.