Columnists Chuck Koehler

Chuck Koehler

The Retailer’s Perspective: So that’s how you wanna play it...

What is it about lunch and craziness? One second I’m sitting outside on the patio of my store having a nice lunch (a Greek salad with grilled chicken, extra feta cheese, and some of those grape leaf thingies) and the next second all hell breaks loose. And you know how it is, every now and again, you’re just not in the mood to deal with it. It went something like this.

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The Retailer’s Perspective: It was broken when you brought it to me

There is a phenomena that’s been around for thousands of years (or at least since 1978 when I started in the jewelry business).  It’s the ‘you ruined my jewelry’...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: The importance of March 9th

Usually, while writing my column, I’m projecting myself 30 - 45 days into the future.  Normally I’m trying to visualize when the paper will hit your mailbox and what...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: So, you wanna buy a Cert?

In the three decades that I’ve been in the jewelry business, a whole lot of things have changed. Some of them I’ve welcomed right from the beginning, and some of them...

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The Retailer’s Perspective: Facts and fictions...

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these so I thought I’d bring up one of my favorite topics... the wrong things people say about jewelry.

Diamonds can’t bre...

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The Retailer’s Perspective Okay, who’s to blame?

As we find ourselves here at the beginning of 2010, we start a whole new era of responsibility. Everyone that is except a lot of the banking and Wall Street executives th...

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The Retailer’s Perspective And, just like that…

Here we are at Christmas, 2009. If you’re reading this, you’ve managed to survive the Great American Recession up to this point. How did we do it? Beats the hell out ...

The Retailer’s Perspective: Technology in a brave new world

About 2 or 3 years ago I was going to write about how retailers were dealing with the onslaught of employees bringing their personal cell phones into work. Right about th...

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The Retailer’s Perspective My new found love affair with the bulldozer...

I was born a long time after the great depression, but have known countless people in my life that actually lived through it. Many of our grandparents were shaped by it. ...
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