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Retail Roundup - Top Retail Stories - November 2018

It's all about holiday shopping this month..... Hot Topics Black Friday? Cyber Monday? Small Business Saturday? Words don’t matter as the holiday selling season is all month long The hype: You get free shipping, you get free shipping, EVERYONE GETS FREE SHIPPING – Amazon offers free shipping with no minimum for all shoppers & Target matches. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/05/amazon-drops-free-shipping-minimum-heating-up-fierce-competition-for-holiday-sales.html High hopes for

Retail Roundup - Top Retail Stories - October 2018

From Sears to the start of the holiday season, and my new favorite word "Phygital", here's what everyone was talking about this month. Hot Topics It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Yes, I know today is Halloween. Looks like we're in for more treats than tricks this season. With the demise of Toys 'R Us, retailers are stepping up their game to capture holiday sales, Prediction is that Santa will be bringing a good holiday season to the retail industry. NRF’s ear

The State of Retail – Lauren’s Take

Newsflash – Retail isn’t dead. There is article after article decrying the “apocalypse”, “the death of retail” or that everything is being “killed” by Amazon. Every day, another storied retailer either files bankruptcy (Nine West, Bon Ton), announces waves of store closings (Sears, Ann Taylor) or closes up all together (Toys R Us – as a child of the 80s, that one hit me hard!). What is dead, is old-school retail. The idea that if you build it, they will come. The concept of

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