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Retail executives and industry decision makers turn to STORES for the latest coverage of a wide range of topics, including retail technology, supply chain and logistics, credit and payment systems, loss prevention, human resources, online and mobile retailing, communications, marketing, merchandising and store operations.

STORES Readers

STORES readers are retail executives with buying power, representing every retail sector and company size. To download our most recent AAM Statement click here.

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STORES Magazine

This monthly publication (print, digital and mobile versions) gives an insider's view of the entire retail industry by featuring the latest trends, hottest ideas, current technologies and consumer attitudes. Advertising options include display advertising, inserts and custom publishing, as well as 18 sponsorship opportunities throughout the year.

STORES Magazine Editorial Calendar

Annual Features / Sponsorship Opportunities

January: Top 250 Global Powers of Retail; 20 Ideas Worth Stealing
February: Retail’s BIG Show Wrap-up; Exclusive Consumer Research
March: CIO Initiatives: Planning for the Upcoming Year
April: Mobile Retail Strategies
May: Software Sourcebook; Supply Chain Solutions
June: LP Supplier Directory & Protecting the Retail Enterprise; C-Level Strategies
July: Top 100 Retailers
August: Hot 100 Retailers
September: Shoppers’ Favorite 50 Online Retailers
October: NRFtech: Retail Technology Leadership Summit Recap
November: Retail Industry Buying Guide
December: Predictions, Projections and Forecasts for 2017

Retail Solutions Features

January: Leveraging Big Data
February: Inventory Planning
March: Payment Systems
April: Order Management
May: Customer Experience
June: Recruiting and Hiring
July: Loyalty and Rewards
August: Predictive Analytics
September: Pricing Strategy
October: Data Analytics
November: In-store Mobility
December: Innovation and Research

Digital Features

January: Reinventing the E-commerce Experience
February: SEO
March: Omnichannel Fulfillment
April: Cross-border Commerce
May: Digital Marketing Strategy
June: Marketplaces
July: Acquisition/Conversion Techniques
August: Internet of Things
September: Mobile Commerce
October: Unlocking Email’s Potential
November: Personalization
December: Merchandising

Loss Prevention Features

January: Video Intelligence
February: Incident Response
March: Cybersecurity
April: Workplace Violence
May: Returns Fraud
June: Internal Theft
July: Securing the Supply Chain
August: Organized Retail Crime
September: Counterfeit Goods
October: Employee Background Checks
November: Fraud Detection
December: Security Monitoring Systems

Small Business Features

January: Inventory Management
February: Payment Systems
March: Managing Health Care
April: Minimum Wage Hikes
May: Finance and Options
June: Managing a Website
July: Software Decisions
August: Hiring Strategies
September: Marketing Matters
October: Managing Data
November: Startup Strategies
December: Opening New Stores

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STORES Special Reports

STORES produces several highly anticipated annual reports that retail executives depend on, including Top 250 Global Powers of Retailing, Top 100 Retailers, Hot 100 Retailers and Favorite 50 Online Retailers. Join the elite list of retail solution providers who have sponsored a STORES Special Report, including Answers, Celerant, ClickIt, Demandware, Epson, Fifth Third Bank, Island Pacific, Jesta I.S., Manhattan Associates, MagTek, March Networks, Mobify, NEC, Panasonic, Securitech and Tyco Integrated Security. For a full list of sponsorship opportunities click here.

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STORES Buying Guides

STORES offers three Buying Guides — the Software Sourcebook, the Loss Prevention Supplier Directory and the Retail Industry Buying Guide. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each, as well as listings that will run in both the print and online versions. For a full list of Buying Guide sponsorship opportunities click here. For information on listing your company in a STORES Buying Guide email or call 410-893-8003.

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STORES BIG Show Convention Dailies

These tabloid-sized publications are a must-read for Retail’s BIG Show attendees and are distributed on site and via email all three days of the BIG Show EXPO. Digital editions reach both attendees and non-attendees. In addition, a pre-show digital-only edition offers advertising opportunities open to exhibitors and non-exhibitors.

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STORES Custom Content eBlasts

STORES Custom Content eBlasts are 8- or 12-page customized digital supplements that are emailed to a targeted list of retail executives. For more information on sponsorship opportunities click here.



STORES Weekly is an e-newsletter alerting readers to the latest stories and interesting trends in retail, updates from NRF and industry product and service-provider news. For more information on advertising opportunities click here.