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Best Buy’s Comeback: Real Or a Mirage?

Finally, some really good retail news! Yesterday, Best Buy’s stock set an all-time high. What does that signify — a long-term comeback for Best Buy or a short-term mirage? Let’s begin with some background. As with many mostly store-driven retailers, … Continue reading

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How to Boost YOUR Productivity

Are you productive (efficient and effective) enough or do you sometimes waste time or go off on a tangent (instead of focusing on what’s ahead of you)? If you answer the latter, then this post is for you. If you … Continue reading

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Jack Ma’s 10 Tips for Career Success

Following up on last year’s post: “Advice from Alibaba’s Jack Ma,” here are  video career tips from Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. This video is based on an interview conducted by Evan Carmichael — a Canadian entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business consultant.    

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eMarketer Launches New Retail Site

Research firm eMarketer recently introduced a new Web site devoted to retail: https://retail.emarketer.com/. Three sections of the site are devoted to: News Retailers Restaurants   The new site is packed with tons of  timely — and regularly updated — information related … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is certainly not an easy job. Among other things, a great entrepreneur requires creativity, patience, a willingness to take risks, expertise, endurance, and a whole lot more. According to Growth Hackers’ co-founder and CEO Jonathan Aufray: “An … Continue reading

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Bottled Water Tops Soda among Americans

For several years now, Americans have been consuming more bottled water and less soda. Retailers are quite aware of this because of wide variety and brands of bottled that they carry — and the amount of shelf devoted to bottled water. … Continue reading

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Retailing A to Z: New Edition of Retail Management Text

We are delighted to announce the publication of the thirteenth edition of Retail Management: A Strategic Approach. by Barry Berman, Joel R. Evans, and Patrali Chatterjee. We have not rested on our laurels. [Click on the image to visit the … Continue reading

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