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Retail in 2019: Observations from Knowledge @ Wharton

Despite the wave of store-based retail bankruptcies last year, 2018 was “one of the best years for the retail industry in a decade,”  according to the National Retail Federation. The booming economy and the lowest unemployment rate in a decade … 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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Welcome from Patrali Chatterjee

  I, Patrali Chatterjee, am honored to be the new author of the BermanEvans Retail Blog.  Joel is a prolific blog writer and meticulous in covering market-relevant topics in retail and marketing. He has set a high standard and I … Continue reading

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Are Americans Shopaholics?

Last week, Evans on Marketing looked at Shopper Online-Offline Psychology: Inside the Minds of Shoppers. Today, we consider this question. Are Americans shopaholics? For a lot of people, the answer may be yes. Let’s see.   An Infographic Look: Are … Continue reading

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Oracle Partners with Retailers

Oracle provides a range of software capabilities. And Oracle partners with retailers on a regular basis.   Oracle Partners with Retailers Check out this video overview of Oracle Retail.   Now, look at these specific retail video examples from Oracle. … Continue reading

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Next-Day Delivery and Same-Day Delivery

Next-day delivery and same-day delivery are hot shipping topics. And they impact shopping. Their use will grow for the foreseeable future.   Background For a long time, buyers knew mail and deliveries would take days or weeks. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Uniqlo Opening Vending Machines at Airports

Japan-based Uniqlo has been a retailing powerhouse for years — with its fast-fashion approach. Today, it operates more than 1,000 stores around the world. Here is Uniqlo’s basic business model.   Recently, Uniqlo announced that it would be introducing vending … Continue reading

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