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Bluemercury’s In-Store Strategy

Bluemercury is a luxury beauty products and spa retail chain with stores in about 20 states and the District of Columbia. Macy’s acquired Bluemercury in 2015. Recently, Retail TouchPoints did a video interview with Barry Beck, Founder & COO, Bluemercury:  “With … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Candy: Using Data Well

As noted at its Web site,  “In 2001, Dylan Lauren [yes, the daughter of Ralph] pioneered creating the world’s largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. By merging the worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture with candy, … Continue reading

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TV Interview: Where Should Retailers Be Locating?

This television interview of Hofstra University’s Distinguished Professor Joel Evans (of the Zarb School of Business) very recently appeared on Fios1’s Money & Main$treet. The interview was conducted by host Giovanna Drpic. It deals with malls versus local shopping areas. … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale’s Ups the Ante for Its Outlet Stores

Until recently, Bloomingdale’s (owned and operated by Macy’s Inc.) only operated upscale stores. But today, it is becoming more and more engaged  in the discount segment of retailing with its Bloomingdale’s: The Outlet Store, as it seeks to (1) lure … Continue reading

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More Location Data Help Retailers at Pinterest

As we have noted before (for example, see 1, 2, 3), more retailers are now involved with Pinterest; and Pinterest has been adding new features to encourage use by retailers. Pinterest’s  most recent feature addition relates to location data:  “Since … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Restaurant Growth

Americans like to eat out, and this was so even during the recent Great  Recession. According to Nielsen: “While consumer confidence and saving trends paint a picture of relative restraint in the U.S., a look at how much we’re spending at … Continue reading

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E-Commerce Activity for Select U.S. Apparel Retailers

Online U.S. consumer purchases of apparel and accessories have certainly picked up in recent years. And this is expected to continue. From $45 billion in sales for 2013, online apparel and accessories revenues are expected to grow to more than … Continue reading

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