March 2016

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Features
By Phillip M Perry
The world of Web-based retail can be tricky to navigate, so get to know the software that will help you manage online merchandise
pg. 10
By Mark E. Battersby
PATH Act extends tax-saving provisions for retailers, including the Section 179 expensing deduction; here’s a
guide to 7 highlights
pg. 12
By Pamela Thompson
Are your employees ‘engaged’ in their work? A great staff—guided by good management—drives profits and
customer satisfaction
pg. 14
By Elizabeth Nash
Shifting its focus to consumers, the industry’s largest trade show hopes to reverse recent declines—while keeping ‘trade’ front and center
pg. 20