• Features

      Amazon’s Role Reversal

      April 25, 2017 · BY David Merrefield

      We all live in a topsy-turvy world. There are more than a few reasons that we know this is true, but for the moment let’s focus on this strange fact: Amazon, the quintessential online retailer,… Read More

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    • Features

      Winds of Change

      April 20, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      Okay, okay, we know everyone, including us, has proselytized about the problems retailers face today. The inconvenient disharmonic convergence of factors including changes in consumer attitudes, tech, resource constraints, big data, economics, shifting demographics and… Read More

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    • CEO Profiles

      Building a Disruptive Brand in the...

      April 19, 2017 · BY Michael Dart

      A Conversation with Jeremy Liew, partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners Every retailer has heard that there are a million startups coming for its business and its customers. Knowing which ones will succeed, and which ones will… Read More

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    • Features

      Store Rationalization, or Price

      April 18, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      Thanks to Fung Global Retail and Technology, we can show two revealing charts that raise more questions than answers. First of all, while the announced number of store closings total roughly 500 more than store… Read More

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    • Consumer Behavior

      TOBE Says We’re On Shaky Ground

      April 17, 2017 · BY Leslie J. Ghize

      Across industries, backbone systems are showing heavy signs of wear and tear. TOBE fears that the remedy may be more rebuild than renovate. Easier said than done we know, but it bears a frank discussion.… Read More

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    • CEO Profiles

      Big Data Empowering Small Decisions

      April 12, 2017 · BY Philip Black

      A Conversation with Michelle Lam, CEO, True&Co. Perhaps the most talked-about concept in modern retailing is big data. Every brand is enchanted with the idea of using sophisticated analytics to improve its understanding of consumers… Read More

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