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Panera Bread: Operations Need a Facelift

Panera Bread has had an incredibly successful business model and grown significantly over the last decade: “We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Wal-Mart in India (and Elsewhere)?

For Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, the last few years have not always been smooth sailing. U.S. same-store sales growth have been slow, and efforts outside the United States have sometimes been problematic. Now, Wal-Mart has suffered a significant setback … Continue reading

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Retailers Predicted to Close the Most Stores in 2013

Even though the economy has been looking brighter, a number of retailers remain in a precarious position. According to Douglas A. McIntyre, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, and Michael B. Sauter (writing for 24/7 Wall), 8 retailers are likely to close … Continue reading

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