Tag Archives: REI

Customer Fraud Comes in Many Forms: “Wardrobing” Is One of Them

Retailers are well aware that shoplifting and employee theft cost them billions of dollars a year in lost revenues just in the United States and well over $125 billion worldwide. But, the phenomenon of excessive customer returns seems to be … Continue reading

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Abusive Behavior by Customers: The Downside of a Liberal Return Policy

We know that shoppers have high expectations with regard to company return policies. They want the returns to be easy and convenient, the terms of the returns to be liberal, and refunds/exchanges to be quick. Return policies often come up … Continue reading

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The Retail Employers on Fortune’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For” List

Each year, Fortune publishes a list of the best 100 employers in the United States. A number of these “best” employers are retailers. These are the retailers (in the order of their Fortune ranking) on the 2013 top 100 employer … Continue reading

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