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A Look at Kearney’s 2013 Global Retail Development Index

Each year, A. T. Kearney reports its Global Retail Development Index, which provides a great look at retail opportunities around the world. As Kearney notes in reporting its 2013 index: “Retailers are taking a step back from rapid expansion strategies … Continue reading

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CSA’s State of the Industry: 2013

Chain Store Age has just published its 2013 “State of the Industry” issue. Click the image to see the special section on the status of retailing. Lots of things are happening. Included are data on the top 100 retailers. The … Continue reading

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Retailers Predicted to Close the Most Stores in 2013

Even though the economy has been looking brighter, a number of retailers remain in a precarious position. According to Douglas A. McIntyre, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, and Michael B. Sauter (writing for 24/7 Wall), 8 retailers are likely to close … Continue reading

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Key Trendwatching Predictions for 2013

Each year, Trendwatching publishes a report on consumer trends and expectations to recognize for the coming year. For this year, Trendwatching observes that: “2013 will be the perfect storm of necessity and opportunity: some economies will do OK(-ish), others will … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2013

JWT has just released its “100 Things to Watch in 2013″ report. Click the image to access the slideshow – lots of interesting stuff here!  

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Ten Trends Affecting Consumer Behavior in 2013

JTW Intelligence recently released its 2013 consumer trends report. As it notes: “In this year’s report, new technology continues to take center stage, as we see major shifts tied to warp-speed developments in mobile, social, and data technologies. Many of … Continue reading

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Online Retailers Prepare for 2013

As online retailers look to 2013, they are planning to liven up their Web sites by adding/enhancing many non-content features. According to a recent survey by SLI Systems, as reported by eMarketer: “Over one-third of online retailers plan to add … Continue reading

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