Williston Area Chamber of Commerce introduce Retail Passport Program to encourage shopping local | Local News Stories

Brahm Buck

The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce works year-round to promote small businesses. Now, the chamber is implementing a new program to further encourage shopping local. 

It’s called the Retail Passport Program, and it’s a part of the chamber’s ongoing Shop Local campaign, which encourages the community to support local businesses in Williston. The passport is a small booklet that shoppers can take to various local businesses, collecting stamps at the participating retailers. Once the book is full, it can be turned in to the chamber to be entered into a prize drawing. Each stamp collected is an entry for the

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DS Smith Packaging Data: Business Sales Signal Consumer Shopping Surge for Home, Personal Care Goods and Alcohol

Brahm Buck

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Businesses that faced pandemic struggles are showing signs of recovery, increasing orders with leading sustainable packaging producer DS Smith in response to consumer demand for more home and personal care products, updated wardrobes and even alcohol.

DS Smith, whose packaging sales often are seen as a barometer of the health of key industry sectors, shared its latest data that indicates U.S. shopping trends on the upswing as consumers gradually return to work and play amid fewer pandemic restrictions.

After dealing with a stay-at home culture, Americans now are shopping for a fresh look, and businesses quickly

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Twitter tests new shopping features for businesses

Brahm Buck

Twitter is the latest social media platform to experiment with new shopping features. The company is allowing a handful of brands to place a “Shop Module” at the top of their profiles that links to products their followers can buy.

While it’s not the first time Twitter has tried out shopping features, it’s the first time the company has incorporated shopping directly into the profile. With the change, businesses can highlight a handful of products in a carousel in between the main profile info and their timeline. The feature is limited to only a few brands, including GameStop and

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CSA Exclusive: Twelve retail business cases for RFID

Brahm Buck

Chain Store Age has exclusive first access to a new study suggesting that RFID is becoming a viable solution for workflows across the retail enterprise.

According to “RFID-Powered Solutions: More Attainable Than Ever,” a new study from Cambridge Retail Advisors sponsored by Sensormatic by Johnson Controls, retail has reached an inflection point for RFID. Cambridge Retail Advisors (CRA) suggests that the average cost of labor at retail companies and the increasing value attached to inventory visibility and availability has created a new justification for retail RFID implementations.

In 2021, with improvements in manufacturing and economies of scale, the cost of

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Shop local with Small Business Passport | Business

Brahm Buck

A new outreach initiative, in partnership with 36 small, local businesses, encourages Haywood County residents to shop local, eat local, promote businesses on social media and use the Haywood County Public Library. Implemented by the library, the purpose of this project is to support local businesses and encourage public library use.

Participating businesses are in Waynesville, Hazelwood, Clyde, Maggie Valley and Canton.

People can pick up a passport at any participating business, a Haywood County Public Library branch, or print out a passport from the HCPL website to take part in this event. Passports will be stamped with a special

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