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Retailers have a lot at stake in Interchange Reform legislation

As if retailers needed any more fallout from the 2008 economic crisis, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that recent proposed legislation would delay implementation of the credit/debit card swipe fee reform act. The reform, known as the Durbin Agreement, was introduced in 2010 by Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) as part of the Wall Street Reform Act. The main goal of the agreement is to place legal restrictions on the fees banks charge merchants on debit card processing fees. According to Brad Cohen, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney, congress passed the regulations to resolve accusations of price fixing by Visa and MasterCard. He said debit card interchange fees have gone up 234 percent from 1998 to 2006.

The 2011 Smart Jewelry Show concludes with record attendance

One-of-a-kind Show delivers eclectic mix of conferences, exhibitors, vendors and networking events

(CHICAGO) - INSTORE’s The Smart Jewelry Show concluded its 3-day show on a high note at Chicago’s Navy Pier. With accolades from exhibitors, retailers and speakers, the Show has become an essential show in the jewelry industry.

LaserStar empowering more jewelers with cutting-edge welding & engraving technology

When LaserStar Technologies’ James Gervais talks about his company’s modus operandi, he cuts concisely to the point: “We need to cannibalize our own products every 24 to 30 months. We’re constantly upgrading, improving, refining our design, coming out with new trade dresses – the body style or the ergonomic style of the machines.”

Atlanta Jewelry Show delivers something for everyone

(ATLANTA) - The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) held their Spring edition of the Atlanta Jewelry Show on March 5 - 7 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Once again the Show delivered the quality buyers, industry leading vendors, a fantastic awards program for buyers and outstanding educational opportunities for which it has become known.

Experienced, professional staff instrumental to success of The Diamond Exchange

Many independent retailers make a name for themselves on the merchandise they carry, their creative marketing campaigns or their fancy retail space. But one Tennessee jeweler found a secret weapon for gaining credibility in the often overlooked and undervalued area of staff longevity.

SI swimsuit models sport Guy Harvey Jewelry

Setting this year’s fashion standards for jewelry, swimsuits and accessories, the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 recently landed on store shelves around the world. For the second year in a row, SI Swimsuit teams up with Guy Harvey Jewelry to accessorize their famous bikini-clad super models with gold, diamonds and sterling silver. The appeal of Guy Harvey Jewelry to SI Swimsuit lies not only in its intricate design, but also in its philanthropic ties to marine life conservation.

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