Hello again!

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings retailer registration for the 2022 Buying Show! After three years, we are so excited to welcome members back onto the show floor and we know you are even more eager to get back out there! Learn more and register for the event in the CJG Buying Show section below.

Read this newsletter to learn about a $500 recruitment incentive for YOU, the new online Green Book, your May 2022 featured supplier, and more!

Happy reading!
CJG Team
NEW! Retailer Recruitment Incentive
Do you know any Canadian independent jewellers who are NOT retail members of CJG?!

We have launched a new recruitment program to increase the number of retail members in YOUR professional network! Help us recruit new retailer members by sharing your favourite member benefits and experiences with non-member retailers around you. With our first in-person trade show in years coming around the corner, your non-member colleagues will be looking for a show floor to walk this fall! The more, the merrier; plus there's something in it for YOU! Retailer members who recruit new members will be granted $500 CASH as a thank you from CJG.

If you have any questions, or would like to directly recommend a retailer to us, please connect with us!
CJG Buying Show 2022
Retailer Registration is now OPEN!

Reconnect with your industry at Canada's largest jewellery buying show to be hosted at the Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre from August 12-14, 2022. We have three days full of networking and professional development, big deals and all the exciting new products that you won't want to miss!
Retailer registration includes two (2) tickets to both the President's Social and the Gala Dinner. During registration, you have the option to purchase additional tickets to attend either evening.
Program Highlights

August 12, 2022
1:00 - 5:00
Education Day
6:00 - 7:00
Annual General Meeting
August 13, 2022
9:30 - 5:00
Show Floor Open
7:00 - 10:00
President's Social - "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere!"
August 14, 2022
9:30 - 5:00
Show Floor Open
7:00 - 10:00
Gala Dinner
Book your Stay at the Delta Hotel Toronto Airport!

The CJG hotel room block will be available until June 30, 2022. Book your hotel room online using the link below or call 1-800-688-3656 to book over the phone. If booking over the phone, please confirm with the hotel that you are with the Canadian Jewellery Group to receive the room block's rate.
Please contact Michelle Penner, DES with any questions about the 2022 Buying Show.
CJG Green Book - NOW ONLINE!
The most current version of the Green Book can now always be found online!

Please note that this is a password protected document and is for CJG retailer member's use ONLY.

Please do not share this document with CJG Suppliers or outside of our organization.
PASSWORD: CJG2022
Please do not share this document with CJG Suppliers or outside of our organization.
The Green Book is an electronic document; you can easily print the file to have a hard copy on hand. Should you require the office to print you a copy, please contact us.
Featured Supplier - May 2022
CJG Show
Booth 404
Douglas B. Irwin
V.P. Sales Canada
365-299-4319
In 2022, Citizen Watch Canada Ltd. is celebrating 30 years in Canada as a wholly owned subsidiary of Citizen Watch America Ltd. Since launching in Canada in 1992, the company has grown to include Citizen, Bulova and Caravelle in the mid-priced timepiece category and Accutron, Alpina, Frederique Constant, Arnold & Son and DeMonaco in the luxury end of the watch market.

Bulova and Citizen have had a long association with the CJG with Bulova Watch joining as a supplier member in 1980 and Citizen joining in 1996. Together these two brands provide the membership with jewellery store quality timepieces sold, shipped and serviced from it’s Canadian based facility in Markham, Ontario. True to its roots, the company continues to provide watches of great value and styling to all Citizen’s.

Each season, Citizen Watch Canada brings new and innovative timepieces to market and drives customers to member stores with eye catching advertising campaigns in both digital and printed form. In recent years there has been a marked shift to digitally driven content and Citizen Watch Canada supports the membership with a wide range of assets to populate POS systems, transactional websites, web banners, social media content, in store graphics and video. All of this content is available by simply clicking the links provided in the email signatures of Citizen sales contractors and those originating from Douglas Irwin, V.P. Sales. (Don’t delete them so quickly!)
Content in the 2022 Social Images - Canada folder is organized by brand and subfolders contain content and images that can be posted or shared for watch giving occasions throughout the calendar year. Some up coming watch giving opportunities are illustrated here. Please take a moment to review these files and make your advertising or social media appointee aware of the trove of materials on hand to help complete your 2022 marketing plan. We are here to help ensure your success this fall season and beyond.
About Citizen
Citizen Watch America represents the sales and marketing for Citizen Group within the U.S., Canadian, United Kingdom, Caribbean and Latin American markets. The brands included within Citizen Watch America are Citizen, Bulova, Accutron, Frederique Constant, Alpina.
As a true manufacture d'horlogerie, CITIZEN integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process that extends from creating a watch's individual components to its final assembly. Known for its proprietary technology Eco-Drive which powers its watches from natural and artificial light sources so no battery replacement is necessary.
 
Founded by Joseph Bulova in 1875 and headquartered in NYC, Bulova remains an iconic brand at the forefront of today's timepiece industry. Bulova's distinguished portfolio includes Bulova, Caravelle, as well as licensed Frank Lloyd Wright® Collection watches and clocks, and Bulova Clocks. Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design to final assembly and quality control. Alpina, the original Swiss sport watch since 1883, is a fine watchmaking manufacture based in Geneva, Switzerland with a mission to design and engineer luxury sport watches that operate with the greatest precision and reliability possible in the most demanding sporting environments.
News & Updates
Round Table Discussion Forum now Closed
Please request to join the CJG Retailer Facebook Group to continue discussing important topics with your colleagues.
Stuller Wants to Hear from YOU!
Please take a moment to fill out this quick survey from Stuller. Stuller wants to know what you'd like to see from them in the coming tradeshow season.
Featured Article
Inventory Record Keeping: It's Good for Your Jewellery Business

Proper inventory record keeping is a necessary tool in helping a jewellery business to be successful.

Taking the time to establish and maintain accurate and up-to-date inventory records will save you time and money in the event of an insurance claim. If you have a loss, your inventory records will prove what inventory has been lost and its value so that your claim may be settled quickly.

Recovering insured losses isn’t the only reason to establish proper inventory records. They are also useful in planning. They can help you determine when to reorder merchandise and provide visibility on what’s selling and what’s not. Your records can also alert you to missing items and errors in entry, and they help deter internal theft.
Keep your inventory records for a minimum of seven years. If you have stock older than seven years, keep the inventory records for that stock until the items have been sold.

Inventory records document the following:

  • Items that have not sold
  • Length of time items typically take to sell
  • Any changes in the value of the item while in inventory

If you have a manual inventory system, keep your records separate from your merchandise to minimize the chance of your records being stolen. For a computer-based system, back up your files on removable media and store the media at a location away from your business. It’s a good idea to store your inventory records, including purchase invoices and sales receipts, in a fireproof container or safe that does not hold merchandise.

Here is a checklist of reminders regarding your inventory record keeping efforts:

  • My inventory system contains a detailed listing of all owned stock for sale, customers’ goods, memorandum goods, and merchandise temporarily away from my store.
  • I keep purchase invoices, sales receipts, and annual physical inventory list of all my stock.
  • I maintain a perpetual inventory system or an equivalent system.
  • I update my records regularly.
  • I am exact and accurate in my record keeping.
  • I perform a detailed and itemized listing of my physical inventory at least once a year.
  • Inventory or jewelry lines carried by salespeople are included in the annual physical inventory.
  • My accountant has reviewed my inventory system.
  • For my computer-based perpetual inventory system, I keep my records separate from my merchandise.
  • I store all my records, including purchase invoices and sales receipts, in a fireproof container or safe that does not hold merchandise.

Receive guidance on proper inventory record keeping necessary for the success of your jewelry business by downloading this handy record keeping guide from Jewelers Mutual Group
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Sending positive summer vibes!
- Your CJG Team & Board