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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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Commercial Drones Circa 2017

Predictions about the coming use of drones in retail deliveries have been made for several years. Click here for a 2013 video example of this involving Amazon. So, where are we as of today? Let’s turn to some highlights from … Continue reading

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Another Record Mother’s Day Expected for Retailers

Finally, there is some good news for retailers. Mother’s Day 2017 is expected to generate about 10 percent more in retail revenues than in 2016. As reported by Ana Serafin Smith for the National Retail Federation: “Consumers say they will spend … Continue reading

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FREE: 2017 Edition of Careers in Business

Learn about the many opportunities and challenges facing those interested in a career in business. The latest data are included. Lots of data!! Outline of Topics: General Hints Background Data By Occupation Long-term Trends Hot Long-term Business Career Opportunities Bureau … Continue reading

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2017 Temkin Customer Experience Ratings for Retailers

Each year, Temkin (a customer experience research and consulting company) conducts customer experience surveys. For 2017, the firm surveyed 10,000 U.S. consumers on 331 companies across 20 industries: “The Temkin Experience Ratings are based on consumer feedback of their recent … Continue reading

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Retailing A to Z: New Edition of Retail Management Text

We are delighted to announce the publication of the thirteenth edition of Retail Management: A Strategic Approach. by Barry Berman, Joel R. Evans, and Patrali Chatterjee. We have not rested on our laurels. [Click on the image to visit the … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Shifting Gears

McDonald’s is revamping its global strategy in hopes of stimulating sales and profits. Some of its planned changes are substantial. In January 2017, McDonald’s announced that it was selling a majority stake in its Chinese business. Given the huge size … Continue reading

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