• Features

      The Rise and Fall of Toys “R” Us

      October 18, 2017 · BY Robert Spector

      The Toys “R” Us bankruptcy is another reminder that retail is in a constant state of disruption, which is why only those retailers that relentlessly adapt and innovate have a chance of survival. TRU, like… Read More

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      Finding Opportunity in the...

      October 17, 2017 · BY David Portalatin

      Consumers rarely stay in the same frame of mind for long, and they often change in surprising, unexpected ways. So while the pre-recession shopper might have made aspirational luxury purchases such as Louis Vuitton luggage… Read More

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      Shoptalk is the New Alexa for Retail

      October 16, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      “Alexa, what’s new?” She instantly responds, “The new tools of the Technology Revolution.” And trust me, they are awesome new technology tools. If they are embraced and used right, they can provide retailers enormous success.… Read More

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      Housing and Home Improvement: Intertwined...

      October 11, 2017 · BY Judith Russell

      The U.S. housing market, which has been undergoing a relatively steady recovery since the Great Recession, seems to be hitting a speed bump. However, that doesn’t necessarily spell trouble for home improvement retailers, according to… Read More

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      The Rise & Still-Falling Iconic...

      October 10, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      This article is not an attempt to match Edward Gibbon’s epic book, The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, in quantity or quality, although its quantity might seem as intense. And it’s not another… Read More

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      Change Behavior, Not Employees

      October 9, 2017 · BY Kristen Etheredge

      Retailers intuitively understand that everything positive that happens in their stores happens through people. Current employees, specifically the average employees, from sales associates through regional leaders who constitute the majority of the workforce, hold the… Read More

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