Tag Archives: Business Insider

The Most Popular Supermarkets by State

Did you know that there are really no national supermarket chains in the United States, except for those operated by retail giants Walmart and Target (both of which have supermarkets in many of their big-box stores)? As a result, supermarket popularity … Continue reading

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L.L. Bean’s Dominant Edge: Its Return Policy

Now that the 2016 holiday shopping season is over (except for spending gift cards), a vital question to consider from both the customer’s and retailer’s perspective is: What kind of return policy best serves my needs? For many consumers, the … Continue reading

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Career Advice from the Superstars: A Slideshow

There is a lot of career advice out there, especially on the Web. But how about getting some good advice from the superstars of business? As Julie Bort notes for Business Insider: “[2016] will bring your share of troubles, issues, … Continue reading

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Abercombie Under Fire: Devising a New Approach

Until recently, Abercrombie & Fitch (a retail apparel chain with roots back to 1892), was on a strong roll — particularly among teens and young adults. This was due to its modern styles and risque ads. But over the last … Continue reading

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