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P&G: Retailers’ Friend or Foe?

For decades, Procter & Gamble has been recognized as one of the most cooperative and supportive channel partners. It advertises widely, offers frequent coupons and other promotions, and provides in-store support. But now, Andrew Elliot — a vice-president at WD … Continue reading

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Can Apparel Startups Bypass Traditional Retail Channels?

Many entrepreneurs would LIKE to establish their own direct-to-consumer sales channel rather than market their merchandise through retail stores. Why? They would like greater control, a bigger share of profits, and other reasons. But, this is often not feasible. The … Continue reading

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