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Macy’s Increases Its Merchandise Offerings for Hispanics

There are about 54 million Hispanics in the United States — and growing, which makes this diverse group of people a key market for retailers. In summarizing U.S. census data, AHAA reports:  “The  Hispanic population of the United States is the nation’s … Continue reading

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One in Ten to Shop on Thanksgiving?

Just a few years ago, almost all retailers closed on Thanksgiving to give their employees and shoppers a breather before the big shopping push on Black Friday. Things are sure different today. As reported by Andria Cheng for MarketWatch: “About … Continue reading

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Macy’s Keeps Striving to be Seamless

As Macy’s expands its online presence, the company is also enhancing its ability to ship directly from stores to consumers so that the shopping experience is “seamless.” According to Erin Lynch, reporting for MultiChannelMerchant.com: “In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort … Continue reading

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Nordstrom Ranked as Top U.S. Fashion Retailer

Nordstrom is the favorite U.S. fashion chain according to a recent survey by  Market  Force Information. Nordstrom, a high-end department store chain, was praised for its customer  service, store atmosphere, easy returns, and merchandise selection. Kohl’s was second and Macy’s third in this … Continue reading

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eBay: Back and Stronger Than Ever

Not long ago, eBay was experiencing some tough times, especially with the lessening of interest in its traditional auction system. Today, eBay is on another roll, even making the cover of a February 2013 issue of Fortune. Why is eBay doing so … Continue reading

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Macy’s Herald Square: A $400 Million Renovation

Macy’s iconic flagship Herald Square, New York store is a major component of the retail chain’s overall positioning strategy. Click the image to see a video interview with Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren regarding the $400 million dollar renovation of the … Continue reading

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The Most Attractive U.S. Retail Employers: The Results of a Universum Student Survey

Each year, Universum presents the results of its “Ideal Student Employer Survey in the U.S.” The most recent survey included thousands of undergraduate and graduate student respondents. These are among the most highly-rated retail firms. Click the icons to access … Continue reading

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