Category Archives: Part 8: Putting It All Together

This sub-category encompasses introlling and controlling the retail strategy.

Best Women’s Retail Workplaces

Each year, Great Place to Work ranks the top 100 firms for women. With this in mind, we review its Best Women’s Retail Workplaces. As examples, these two posts show our prior coverage of gender.   More Senior Women Executives Emerging … Continue reading

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The Reality of Retailing in 2017

In 2017 alone, we have had a number of posts on the present state of  of retailing. For example, see: More on the State of Store Retailing in 2017 Retail Data by World Region Doing Better at Ominchannel Retailing: Video Tips The Growth … Continue reading

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Are YOU Good with Data? There’s a Job Waiting

As more and more retailers up their use of in-depth data analysis — and big data — the job market for data analysts has exploded. At the same times, not enough qualified applicants are available. As Taylor Cromwell reports for … Continue reading

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Which Retailers Have the Most Stores in the United States?

There are various ways to determine the “top” retailers in the United States, such as based on sale volume or annual sales growth. Another way is by the total number of stores. The chart below, with data compiled by the … Continue reading

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2017: The Leading 100 U.S. Retailers

Each year, Stores publishes a list of the leading U.S. Retailers. The 2017 report is now available: “Welcome to [our] Top 100 Retailers issue. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according … Continue reading

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Informative Infographic on the Customer Shopping Experience

As we have discussed before, there are many factors that affect whether a shopper receives a good customer experience — and whether a shopper completes a purchase or becomes loyal to the company.   Take a look at this infographic … Continue reading

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Best Buy’s Comeback: Real Or a Mirage?

Finally, some really good retail news! Yesterday, Best Buy’s stock set an all-time high. What does that signify — a long-term comeback for Best Buy or a short-term mirage? Let’s begin with some background. As with many mostly store-driven retailers, … Continue reading

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