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January 21, 2020
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Seminars Offer Strategies for Independent Stores
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January 21, 2020
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Seminars Offer Strategies for Independent Stores

A special thanks to HFN's Allison Zisko for sharing our Atlanta seminars:

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Atlanta Seminar Offers Selling Strategies for Independent Stores
Casafina and Vietri will host Bridge’s Jason Solarek in their respective showrooms
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January 15, 2020

Jason Solarek, Bridge CEO, and Matt Hullfish, Casafina’s national sales manager, at a seminar last year.

ATLANTA—Tabletop brands Casafina and Vietri are ...Read more of post

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January 21, 2020
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Bill Robedee, the new president of Portmeirion USA, is profiled in the November-December issue of HFN by Allison Zisko. Bill was previously the president of Nambé.  

Nambé and all of Portmeirion’s brands are Smart Brand partners. 
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July 18, 2019
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July 18, 2019
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Do you offer college students a gift registry? Allison Zisko encourages you to in this month’s HFN. The average college room decorating bill is $942, just shy of what the average wedding registry produces in sales. Ms. Zisko shares that Amazon is making big inroads and investments in the college market. What are you doing to keep pace?
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October 11, 2018
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October 11, 2018
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Have we lost our way? A recent HFN magazine article by Allison Zisko shares how tariffs may raise the price of low cost goods from China. Question: what happened to our industry asking for things to be made in America? We haven’t just slid a little—the article states that 56% of furniture comes from China. Is anyone making anything anywhere in America anymore? And, why is this question relevant? I work daily to get consumers to shop local. Lives depend on it. Family ...Read more of post

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August 7, 2018
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August 7, 2018
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Gump’s Files for Bankruptcy

The retailer has $61 million in assets and $64 million in liabilities, according to published reports

August 6, 2018, Allison Zisko
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LAS VEGAS—Gump’s, after looking for strategic alternatives to stay afloat, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Nevada Bankruptcy Court here on Friday night.

The San Francisco-based luxury department store is looking for a buyer, according to a report in ...Read more of post

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January 2, 2018
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HFN reports on Bridge's survey:

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Indie Retailers Get Sales Boost from Product Syncing Service

Sales increases ranged from roughly 4.5 percent for brands such as Arte Italica and Spode to more than 13.5 percent for Beatriz Ball and Vietri

January 2, 2018, Allison Zisko

NEW YORK—Main Street retailers are benefitting from a tabletop product-syncing service offered by Bridge, an e-commerce platform that includes file sharing and a social network.

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August 3, 2017
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August 3, 2017
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Want to print your own design on a plate, rug, pillow, or wall? Check out Allison Zisko's coverage of digital printing.
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June 4, 2017
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June 4, 2017
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Thanks to HFN and Allison Zisko for covering our Bridge Brand Conference ;)
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Bridge Gives Indie Retailers Tools to Compete with E-Commerce Giants
Brand-supplied product info can boost Google search results

June 1, 2017 / by Allison Zisko

NEW YORK—Bridge, an e-commerce platform that connects tabletop brands to independent retailers, held its first conference here recently, where it ...Read more of post

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January 31, 2017
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January 31, 2017
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Allison Zisko shares some insights from this past holiday season in this week's HFN magazine. Notably, Bridge serves at least two of these tips. Bridge 1. is mobile friendly and 2. designed to show promoted items online easily. Bridge even reminds retailers to add items to its website if items that are promoted on their Facebook pages but are missing from their online store.
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December 30, 2016
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December 30, 2016
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Thanks to HFN and Allison Zisko for this nice capstone to 2016 today. ;)

Read the full about Bridge's registry sales record here on HFN's site or below
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Independent Retailers Boost Tabletop Registry Sales with Bridge

Sales far exceed last year's totals

December 30, 2016, Allison Zisko / HFN Magazine


NEW YORK — Bridge, a tabletop e-commerce platform, said its network of independent retailers this week crossed a new threshold for online registry sales to $2....Read more of post

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