Blue Ox Success Series: Retail Strategies for 2024

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce


What are your customers buying? Do you have what they want? What’s your retail vision and do you have a plan to get there? If answering these makes you pause, our Blue Ox Success Series: Retail Strategies for 2024 will help ease your angst and get you on the right track.

Retail pro, Amy Kalgren, will share her insider retail tips and know-how to help you plan ahead for the upcoming market season. Learn how to increase your retail sales, create purchase plans, and expand your vendor base. And, most importantly, learn how to free up time to focus on other aspects of your business. 

Key Takeaways

  • Improving Sales & Profits
  • Creating a Retail Vision 
  • Executing Your Vision 
  • Taking Back Your Time

Chamber Testimonial

We hired Amy earlier this year to work with us on our retail strategy and purchase plan for the Explore Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center & Gift Shop. Our retail sales have more than doubled since implementing Amy’s plan.

Who Should Attend

This training session is beneficial for any business owners or staff who are involved in retail and retail buying decisions.

Meet the Trainer: Amy Kalgren

Amy Kalgren has 30+ years of experience in the retail purchasing, sourcing, and analytical business. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge with others through retail coaching. She has worked with a wide spectrum of retailers, including Creative Kidstuff Stores, Kidsource Products, Brainerd Welcome Center, Mason Companies, Love From MN, Navy Pier Stores, iCandy Sugar Shoppe, Spirit of the Red Horse, Bow Wow Meow, Department 56, Dayton Hudson, and Marshall Fields.

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