Tag Archives: 2014

When Do People Do Their Holiday Shopping?

As we enter the 2014 major holiday shopping season — yes, it’s that time already, it is important to understand when consumers will shop. According to Google: “This holiday shopping season will be our most connected ever, with devices at … Continue reading

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CSA’s State of the Industry: 2014

Chain Store Age has just published its 2014 “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.   … Continue reading

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Universum’s 2014 Top Employers (Including Retailers): Part 2 — Global Leaders

Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. employers were highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign employers are highlighted. The … Continue reading

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Universum’s 2014 Top Employers (Including Retailers): Part 1 — the U.S.

Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers — including retailers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. employers are highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign employers … Continue reading

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Deloitte’s Back-to-College 2014 Forecast

Yesterday, we posted about Deloitte’s 2014 back-to-school shopping forecast. Today’s post features Deloitte’s 2014 back-to-college shopping forecast. For this forecast, the company questioned more than 450 parents of college students to “determine the top honors and consumer shopping trends likely to impact … Continue reading

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Deloitte’s Back-to-School 2014 Forecast

Consulting firm Deloitte recently conducted a survey on back-to-school shopping for 2014. The company questioned more than 1,050 parents with students in grades K-12 to “determine the top standouts and consumer shopping trends for the back-to-school season.” Some of the highlights of the … Continue reading

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The 2014 Convenience Store News Category Captains Awards

Each year, Convenience Store News selects the best suppliers in 10 product categories. As CSN notes: “The Category Captains awards honor suppliers for their category management prowess demonstrated through their partnerships with convenience store retailers. This year, 10 winners have … Continue reading

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