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Podcast: Cash, Credit and Covid-19
The coronavirus crisis has split US jewelers into haves and have-nots, Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) president
News Oct 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Jewelry Trade Continues to Shrink
The US jewelry industry continued to downsize in the third quarter, with 101 companies leaving the business, according
News Oct 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Entrepreneur Nancy Brewer Dies
Jewelry manufacturer Nancy Brewer died in early August, according to a statement by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), where
News Aug 16, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mom-and-Pop Stores Doing OK – for Now
Independent US jewelers have weathered the Covid-19 crisis well, but face a serious challenge if the pandemic persists,
News Jul 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Jewelry in box
Jewelers See Worst Quarter for Credit Downgrades
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) reduced companies’ credit scores at an “unprecedented” rate in the second quarter as businesses
News Jul 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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JBT Appoints New Chairman
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has chosen Ann Arnold, chief strategy officer for Buyers Intelligence
News May 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Trade Shrinks 4% in First Quarter
The number of jewelry businesses operating in the US fell 4.2% year on year to 24,280 in the first quarter as exits
News Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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JBT Chief Predicts Rise in Bankruptcies
Earlier this month, the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) said it would issue two parallel ratings in its
News Apr 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Erich Jacobs
JBT Amends Credit Reports to Account for COVID-19
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) will issue two parallel credit ratings for companies during the
News Apr 07, 2020 Rapaport News
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US Trade Continues to Downsize
The US jewelry industry contracted in 2019 as the number of businesses closing shop continued to exceed new entrants. The
News Jan 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Revamping Retail
Revamping the Retail Experience
For Andrea Hansen, a Blue Nile ad that ran during the 2015 holiday season perfectly captures the
News Jan 02, 2020 Jennifer Heebner
JBT
Jewelry Businesses Closing at Higher Rate
The US jewelry trade contracted in the third quarter, with the rate of downsizing gaining speed after a slowdown
News Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry Vendors
Trade Bodies Relaunch Cost of Business Survey
Jewelers of America (JA) has partnered with the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) to launch the Retail Jewelers
News Sep 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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JBT Names New President
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed Erich Jacobs president. He will succeed Richard Weisenfeld, who
News Aug 20, 2019 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Business Closure Rate Drops
The US jewelry trade contracted in the second quarter, but the rate of downsizing has slowed, data from
News Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Business Closure Rate Slows
The US jewelry trade continued to downsize in the first quarter, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years, data
News Apr 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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US Jewelry Trade Continues to Shrink
The US jewelry industry downsized further last year, as bankruptcies and closures outnumbered new arrivals to the sector,
News Jan 17, 2019 Rapaport News
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US Jewelry Trade Shrinks by Nearly 5%
The US jewelry industry contracted again in the third quarter as more businesses left the sector than joined
News Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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133 Jewelers Join Sector in First Half
The number of new jewelry businesses in the US jumped 87% in the first half of the year, even as the
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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Jewelry Businesses Continue to Shutter
The US jewelry trade has shrunk 4% since a year ago, according to data from the Jewelers Board of Trade
News Apr 26, 2018 Rapaport News
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