Our editor-in-chief’s blog giving six predictions for the retail space in the year to come was the most-read story on National Jeweler last week.
New York--These were the five most-read stories on National Jeweler last week, according to Google Analytics.

1. 6 Predictions for 2018
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff says innovation will rule while tired practices and retailers will fall by the wayside.

2. 8 Designers to Watch in 2018
Associate Editor Ashley Davis highlights the jewelry brands poised to make an impression in the year ahead.

3. Jewelers Finish 2017 on a Strong Note
National Jeweler talked to 10 jewelers across the country after the holiday season ended, many of whom said sales were up compared with 2016.

4. Alex & Ani President, CFO Leave Company
Cindy DiPietrantonio and Bob Woodruff were hired under contracts that expired and decided to move on, a company spokesperson said.

5. Minimum Wage Going Up in 18 States
The increases range from 35 cents to $1 per hour and are the result of legislation, ballot measures or adjusting for inflation.

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