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      Features

      Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Irrelevant...

      November 30, 2016 · BY Robin Lewis

      It’s a silly game to keep tracking Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Just as same-store sales became a meaningless measure of performance once e-commerce took off, Black Friday and Cyber Monday became irrelevant when retailers… Read More

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      Consumer Behavior

      Where is Retail Headed?

      November 29, 2016 · BY Kate Newlin

      Walmart is buying Jet.com. “Forbes” tells us that shopping malls are being killed by online shopping and Nordstrom’s CFO says it’s only going to get worse. Yet, something called “global shopping destinations” is thriving. Note… Read More

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      Consumer Behavior

      Learning from the Hiccups of Holiday 2015

      November 28, 2016 · BY Catherine Schetting Salfino

      The 2015 holiday season was all over the map, but at the end of the day, they spent well, to the tune of a 7.9 percent gain over last year, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse. That… Read More

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      Features

      Luxury Marketing’s Higher Calling

      November 21, 2016 · BY Pam Danziger

      From the 4Ps to the 4Es In 2013 the American  Marketing Association  changed the definition of  marketing. It went from the old 4Ps definition, which  most of us practicing  marketers were drilled in: Product, Price,… Read More

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      A.T. Kearney

      Digitally Native Vertical Brands &...

      November 16, 2016 · BY Robin Lewis

      A Conversation with Andy Dunn, CEO and Founder, Bonobos Any discussion of the future of retailing would be incomplete without Bonobos, the visionary menswear brand founded by CEO Andy Dunn in 2007. Bonobos grew steadily… Read More

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      Features

      Coach, Kors & Kate: The Handbag Wars

      November 15, 2016 · BY Marie Driscoll

      The North American handbag market, which achieved mid-to-high single-digit growth through most of this millennium, saw its 2015 rate cut by more than half to a flat-to-low single-digit pace. A variety of factors stalled growth,… Read More

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