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      It’s Not an Apocalypse It’s a...

      September 20, 2017 · BY Lori Mitchell-Keller

      We’re facing a peculiar time for retailers. As institutions like Macy’s and Ralph Lauren are continuing to close their brick-and-mortar stores, many have pegged this as the “Retail Apocalypse” and point to Amazon and e-commerce… Read More

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      Micro-Influencers: Can the Beauty...

      September 19, 2017 · BY Dana Wood

      Dear Reader, can we be frank with each other and just admit that the only reviews that are 100-percent legit are those by individuals who have ponied-up their own hard-earned cash to actually buy the… Read More

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      Questions About Retail Innovation? Look...

      September 19, 2017 · BY Zia Daniell Wigder

      The past year has seen upheaval across the entire U.S. retail sector, with retailers being taken to task for everything from excess store square footage to failing to understand and adapt to shifting consumer behavior.… Read More

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      Nordstrom Local: A Triple-Header:...

      September 18, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      The opening of Nordstrom Local in West Hollywood, California, on October 3, is a visionary move, responding to the demanding consumer youth culture. Boldly innovative and counter-intuitive, there is no merchandise in store. It is… Read More

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      Toy Story…the Sequel

      September 13, 2017 · BY Warren Shoulberg

      The game isn’t quite over…but the fun has certainly stopped. As Toys”R”Us slogs through what looks like a fling with bankruptcy, it once again points to two very basic tenets of retailing: You better be… Read More

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      Shoptalk: The Retail Industry’s School,...

      September 12, 2017 · BY Robin Lewis

      It’s hard to have missed the cascade of articles written about Shoptalk from its day-one entry into the retail ecosystem exactly two years ago. It came in with a bang and continues to create bigger… Read More

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