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      Rough Trade

      June 27, 2017 · BY Len Lewis

      Remember Ronald Reagan’s farewell address from the Oval Office? His vision of that “shining city on the hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere … free ports that hum with commerce where walls have… Read More

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      How Patagonia is Rewriting the Rules of...

      June 26, 2017 · BY Emily Robertson Hood

      Each day brings news of big changes in Washington, and both denim brands and retailers are anxiously trying to make sense of what it all means for them. The lack of clarity will affect the… Read More

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      A Note to Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart,...

      June 26, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      Dear Doug: While unknown sources say that Walmart is not interested in making a bid for Whole Foods, I’m sending this note anyway, hoping you have not made that decision yet. Steal the Whole Foods… Read More

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      Why the Consumer Is so Frustrated with...

      June 21, 2017 · BY Bob Stec

      Much has been written about the decline and the forecasted death of retail brick and mortar in this country. Additionally, a lot of time and effort has been spent on diagnosing why this is occurring.… Read More

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      Did Amazon Grab a Poisoned Chalice?

      June 20, 2017 · BY David Merrefield

      No one has ever accused Amazon of being risk averse. In yet another surprising and bold move that emerged late last week, Amazon proposed a buyout of the struggling Whole Foods Market specialty chain of… Read More

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      Lauder’s New Math

      June 19, 2017 · BY Dana Wood

      Even by its own blistering-pace standards, it was a busy week of goings and comings at The Estée Lauder Companies. In announcements timed mere days apart, it apprised the industry that it would shutter its… Read More

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