• Features

      Costco’s Peculiar Online Strategy

      July 19, 2017 · BY David Merrefield

      Costco may be crazy like a fox. Costco Wholesale is a huge and successful retailer. Yet there are a few recent signs that it might be increasingly difficult for Costco to maintain and grow revenue… Read More

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      Ships of Fools

      July 18, 2017 · BY Warren Shoulberg

      The home furnishings industry, if you’ll excuse the expression, is scared silly. Virtually every product that you plug in, sleep on, dry yourself off with, put your clothes in, eat on, and generally use in… Read More

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    • Features

      Creative Chaos in the Trump Era

      July 17, 2017 · BY Roberto Ramos

      Mapping Lifestyle Shifts & Opportunities We humans love to assess why something happens and what will come next. It’s part of our curiosity code and our need to exercise greater control in our lives. Predicting… Read More

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    • Features

      What’s Brewing Over at Ralph Lauren,...

      July 12, 2017 · BY Pam Danziger

      “Double, double toil and trouble,” wrote Shakespeare, and I can’t think of a better description of the situation at Ralph Lauren Corporation. “Double, double,” refers to two leaders in two short years. On February 2… Read More

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    • Features

      Algorithms “Can’t Buy Me Love”

      July 11, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      Both Tina Turner and the Beatles got it right about the power of love in our lives above all else. And according to the Beatles, nothing can buy it, including all the money in the… Read More

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    • Cotton Incorporated

      Preference for Polyester May Make Fast...

      July 10, 2017 · BY James Pruden

      Since 2000, fast fashion—the speedy delivery of inexpensively produced hyper-fashion trends—has been a boon to retailers that subscribe to the model, as well as to sellers of polyester and other inexpensive textile fibers. The predilection… Read More

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