Online news publication features news and information for jewelers and other professionals, with topics covered in the "Majors" and "Independents" category sections including market developments, retail profiles, retail surveys, online retailing, trade shows, financial reporting, and public policy issues. All articles are available online, with free subscription to various newsletters available upon request.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for jewelry retailers and manufacturers, with special features including the "Future of Retail" issue (September), "Your Store: JCK Annual Retailer Survey" issue (November), and the "The Year Ahead" issue (December/January). Selected articles and article excerpts from current and archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for jewelry store owners, with special features including articles such as "Numerology: Key Numbers To Watch " (March 2015) which addresses 15 key financial performance targets (e.g., sales conversion, stock turn rate, items per receipt, average ticket, gross margin) for specialty retailers. Current and prior digital editions are available free online.
Annual report provides key facts and figures from the "Affluent Consumer Tracking Study", with topics covered in the report including items that are of most interest to affluent consumers, current trends in purchases by material and gemstone, where affluent customers shop, demographic spending trends, top retail destinations, and major brands which resonate most strongly with affluent customers.
Retail Jewelry Industry in the U.S.
Annual market report provides an overview of the U.S. retail market, with topics covered in the report including fine jewelry and watch sales, retail store sales, wholesale and retail prices, online and holiday season sales, chain store sales, brands in the news, diamonds and precious metals, and business closures. Current and prior year reports can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.
Reports available in this section include "Global Industry Trends", "What's Hot, What's Not: Current Trends in Retailing", "Business Insights and Strategies", "Case Studies: Retail Jewelers Share the Secrets of Their Success", "Maximizing Your Holiday Season", and "Competing Online: A Strategy Guide for Retail Jewelers". All reports can be downloaded and viewed free online with registration.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual cost of doing business report allows users to compare their financial performance measures with other similar participating firms in terms of jeweler category (e.g., high-end, mid-range, chains, and designer), annual sales size range, and level of profitability (typical firm versus top 25 percent). Product order form is available online; contact member center personnel for more information.
Free career guide provides overviews of various career paths common to the retail segment of the industry (e.g., retail management professional, retail sales professional, appraiser, bench jeweler, pawnbroker/estate dealer), with salary expectations ranges provided for entry level, experienced, and ultimate earnings potential categories. Career guide can be downloaded and viewed online.
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, assistant manager, jeweler, and sales consultant, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Alex and Ani, LLC, Kay Jewelers, Pandora, Sterling Jewelers, Inc. (Jared The Galleria), Swarovski, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Jewelers.