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FierceRetail’s Weekly Roundup

Each week, FierceRetail presents its roundup of key retailing events.  FierceRetail is a well-rounded site with information on stores, digital, technology, and operations. In addition, it offers a resources section.  Here are four recent stories from its retail roundup: Nestle … Continue reading

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A New Samsung Store: With NO Products to Sell

Over the years, Nike, Apple, Walt Disney, and many other firms have opened their own retail stores. Although one of these firms’ goals is to present a showcase of their products and thereby enhance their images, they all have sold … Continue reading

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Retailers: There’s Still Time for Big Holiday Revenues

Yes, today is December 22 and Christmas is just three shopping days away. This can be a particularly opportune week for store-based retailers appealing to last-minute shoppers. And don’t forget about December 26! Laura Heller reports the following for FierceRetailer: “Procrastinators … Continue reading

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What Do Consumers Prefer: Free or Fast Shipping?

As we have reported before, shipping is a vital part of the online purchase experience. [See 1, 2, 3.] Because of this, Pitney Bowes recently conducted a study about customer shipping preferences for the upcoming holiday season. Jacqueline Renfrow, reporting … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Again Presses Its Suppliers

As by far the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart is a key reseller for many suppliers around the globe. However, many potential suppliers have a tough time meeting Wal-Mart’s requirements and the reduced profit margins requested of the suppliers. The retailer … Continue reading

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More Senior Women Executives Emerging in Retailing

After a very long period in which men have dominated the senior executive positions in retailing, more women have now ascended to top positions. As Laura Heller writes for FierceRetail: “Change has been slow to come to retail. And that is … Continue reading

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