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Elections and Retail: Turning Out the Vote

Politics and elections that determine political outcomes have significant repercussions on the retail industry at multiple levels. The most obvious and more predictable is the legislative agenda espoused by the winning party on costs of doing business including tax rates, … Continue reading

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Gamification of Retail Loyalty Programs

Retailers have used loyalty or membership rewards programs as a customer retention tool. Research by Accenture Labs shows that “42 percent of customers are enrolled in retail loyalty programs, and these customers generate 12 percent to 18 percent more in … Continue reading

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Clicks to Bricks Strategy – Reaches Tipping Point in 2018

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Amazon’s $15 Minimum Hourly Wage – Reactionary or a Smart Business Move?

On October 2, Amazon unilaterally announced that all its US-based employees – 250,000 full-time and part-time, 100,000 seasonal and temporary agency staff will earn a minimum wage of $15 an hour effective November. This will also apply to workers at … Continue reading

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Upward Mobility: Digital Retail Careers

The growth of online and mobile shopping requires a talent pool of employees who can ensure an easy and productive online experience.  Bryan Pearson in his Forbes article notes that as retail evolves “the most promising jobs will involve insights, … Continue reading

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Retail Job on Resume Pay Dividends in Other Sectors

On September 28, we reported on 2018 Universum Survey of Top Global Employers for Business Students. The retail industry is the largest non-government employer in the U.S. supporting 42 million jobs and is often the first employment opportunity for many … Continue reading

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Retail Sales is on the Upswing, Then Why are the Malls Dying?

Monthly statistics from the US Census show that U.S. retail sales are consistently growing at a modest rate, yet shopping mall vacancies and closures are the highest in the last seven years (WSJ 2018). Experts blame the downturn in shopping … Continue reading

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