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1601, 2019

Gloucester Main Street Businesses Earn Certificate in Retail Operations and $25,000 in Grant Funding to Expand in 2019

January 16th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, Holiday|

Training and grant funding courtesy of a partnership between the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and the Retail Alliance Foundation. GLOUCESTER, VA (January 15, 2019) – Three Gloucester Main Street business owners have earned their Certificate in Retail Operations from the Retail Alliance Foundation’s Center for Retail Excellence and
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1501, 2019

Mixed Results for Local Retail During 2018 Holiday Season

January 15th, 2019|Business Management, Buy Local, E-Commerce, Economy, Holiday, Press Releases, Research, Retail Trends|

January 2019, Norfolk, Va. – Local retail had a mixed holiday season in 2019, according to Retail Alliance’s Retail Pulse holiday survey. 58 per cent of brick-and-mortar retailers throughout Hampton Roads reported an increase in sales compared to the same time last year. “Close to 20 percent had a
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2911, 2018

York County Offers Business Training Scholarships for Entrepreneurs

November 29th, 2018|Education, Press Releases|

Partnering with Retail Alliance, County to host classes for Certificate of Retail Operations Half of all new businesses fail in the first year—and one of the biggest reasons is lack of business competence. Because the retail sector is particularly vulnerable, York County’s Economic Development Authority has partnered with Retail
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2111, 2018

Retailers Report Optimistic Outlook for Strong Sales During 2018 Holiday Season

November 21st, 2018|Buy Local, Press Releases|

Results from Local Retail Pulse Holiday Survey Brick-and-mortar retailers throughout Hampton Roads are heading into the holiday season with the majority expecting strong sales increases and good outcomes for the make-or-break shopping period. The results of the Retail Pulse survey, conducted annually by Retail Alliance, the Hampton Roads’
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