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Editor's Note: Resolutions for Retailers

Dance Retailer News

Welcome to 2014! One of the best things a new year can offer is a fresh opportunity to focus on growing your business. To strengthen your store, adopt these new year’s resolutions as your own.

Improve Your Inventory. Our “Guide To Ordering in 2014” (page 22) features deadlines and incentives from more than 35 companies. You’ll also find feedback from several leading manufacturers about must-watch apparel and shoe trends for 2014.

Amp Up Your Displays. “Dressed for Success” (page 32) discusses the art of dressing a mannequin and offers several tips and tricks you can use to get the most out of those displays. Plus, “Ask Leslie” (page 34) outlines several store design updates that will keep your store feeling fresh in 2014.

Have Lunch With Me! This isn’t a resolution, but rather an invitation. If you’ll be attending this year’s Atlantic Dance Retail Shows, please set aside some time for DRN! I’ll be hosting a series of business-building seminars for dance retailers during lunch each day in Los Angeles (Jan 12–13), Dallas (January 26–27), Chicago (February 9–10) and Baltimore (February 23–24). Visit for registration information, then e-mail me at to tell me which topics you’re dying to talk about. I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Wishing you a profitable year,

—Colleen Bohen

*Don’t Miss It!
This month we’re launching a new section devoted exclusively to shoes! Each month, we’ll feature the latest offerings from manufacturers in a different shoe category. This month’s section (page 16) is all about jazz shoes!