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      Eddie “the Magician” Lampert Has No...

      May 23, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      Or does he? He’s fooled us before with his abracadabra – now you see it, now you don’t, flimflammery. And at Sears Holdings’ annual meeting last week, he once again waved his wand around and… Read More

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      Why Cultural Transformation Is The...

      May 21, 2017 · BY Matt Laukaitis

      The roller coaster ride of the digital landscape is changing our world into something we’ve never seen before—and this is certainly the case for the retail industry. Amazon’s cross-industry success, the continued rise of artificial… Read More

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      It’s a Store, It’s a Restaurant,...

      May 17, 2017 · BY Jane Singer

      A friend wanted to recreate a delicious pasta dish we had in Sicily last spring. It was a strozzapreti—“strangled priest” or “priest strangler,” an elongated variation of cavatelli pasta, with a simple broccoli sauce that… Read More

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      No Free Lunch? Wrong: Shoptalk Europe...

      May 16, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      We all know there is no free lunch in life, particularly in the retail world.  However, Shoptalk’s inaugural fall event — Shoptalk Europe, which will be held in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017 — offers… Read More

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      What’s a Specialty, Hard-to-Ship...

      May 15, 2017 · BY Kate Newlin

      The question most frequently asked of people who consult to retail and consumer products manufacturers is: “What can we do in an age of Amazon to get people to shop our (customer’s) stores?” It’s like… Read More

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      Never Let a Good Story Get in the Way of...

      May 10, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      I know you are thinking I got the headline backwards. I did not. Two weeks ago I wrote a blog Store Rationalization or Price Deflation?  debunking what some experts were hopefully predicting: that the retail… Read More

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