• CEO Profiles

      Rallying ‘Round the Consumer

      January 18, 2017 · BY Michael Dart

      A Conversation with David Campisi, CEO & President, Big Lots Big Lots is a compelling turnaround story in the off-price retail segment. Same-store sales have climbed for ten consecutive quarters running—a solid rebound from two… Read More

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    • Features

      Asking Why Gen Y Shops the Way It Does?

      January 17, 2017 · BY Paul Conley

      Many retailers have spent hours worrying about millennials. And with good reason. The generation, also known as Gen Y, has exhibited some distinctly different shopping patterns from earlier cohorts of the same age. Looking at… Read More

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    • Features

      Taking Marketers’ Blindfolds Off for...

      January 16, 2017 · BY Bridget Johns

      This year is shaping up to be the year of the shopper experience, and that experience is, in large part, being driven by what is happening in stores. Retailers have realized omnichannel is about more… Read More

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    • Features

      Hit the Bricks

      January 11, 2017 · BY Dana Wood

      For gutsy, focused beauty brands, freestanding stores can be lucrative showcases. While there’s little chance that the young whippersnappers swarming the 24 boutiques in Covent Garden’s Beauty Quarter ever heard of the schmaltzy Kevin Costner… Read More

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    • Features

      The Great Department Store Meltdown? Or a...

      January 10, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      It’s happening. And even though the chatter about traditional retailing’s disruption has been going on for several years, it’s like all of a sudden, OMG, it’s upon us. Is it the great department store meltdown,… Read More

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      Unleashing the Retail Muse

      January 9, 2017 · BY Len Lewis

      I am not Amish, a Luddite or one of those people who long for the simple agrarian life of the 19th century when the most recent innovation was shock absorbers for horse-drawn wagons. But as… Read More

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