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Study finds mobile investments pay off in evolving retail landscape

mobile investments e(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amid a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop, retailers are vying for time on their customers’ screens across all their devices - before, during and after a purchase. That is according to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business Objectives and Mobile report, released by the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division and Forrester.


Study finds 98 percent of Generation Z prefer to shop in-store

generation z e(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a new study released by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores. With the global Gen Z population set to reach 2.6 billion by 2020, retailers need to create more interactive engagement around their brands to serve the “always on,” mobile-focused, high-spending demographic, according to the study.

Jewelers of America announces “People’s Choice” category for 2017 CASE Awards

Entries in the jewelry retailer design competition will be accepted until February 17

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(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is accepting entries for CASE Awards, its national retail jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honors jewelers who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style. New for 2017, JA has added a “People’s Choice” CASE Award with consumers voting online at JA’s website for their favorite jewelry piece.

WJA establishes Scholarship & Mentorship Award in memory of Cindy Edelstein

Edelstein logo eThe honors continue Edelstein’s legacy of dedication to the WJA and jewelry designers

(POUGHKEEPSIE, NY) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has announced the Cindy Edelstein Jewelry Design Scholarship in memory of one of the jewelry industry’s most beloved and respected members who passed away one year ago this week.

One dead, others injured in robbery “gone really, really bad”

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2 suspects in custody, third arrest possible. Could be linked to another jewelry store robbery. 

A man who was killed trying to stop a robbery at a San Antonio, Texas, mall is being hailed as a good Samaritan, and police have arrested two suspects who will face murder charges.

"What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. "It's absolutely senseless."

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