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New Beverage Regulations Can Be Confusing — To Retailers and Their Customers

Retailers must deal with a wide range of regulations — from zoning laws that restrict hours of operation to minimum wage laws to price advertising laws. Many times, the rules are clear and other times they are not. And chains … 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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Free Internet Connections at McDonald’s

For years, retailers such as Starbucks and Panera Bread have encouraged their customers to use wireless in-store Internet connections — usually, for free.  Now, we can add McDonald’s to the mix, where Web access is sometimes used in a different … 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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Starbucks’ $7 Coffee

Starbucks has consistently offered a distinctive retail experience and a unique product mix — along with premium pricing. But, how much will customers be willing to pay for “just a cup of coffee”? Recently, Starbucks has set a new standard … Continue reading

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Starbucks Is Testing a New Hyper-Local Format

In order to stimulate sales growth, Starbucks is experimenting with a new hyper-local format. The first such outlet is in Denver, Colorado (shown below). As reported by Fast Company: “This week in Colorado, Starbucks opened a store unlike any before … Continue reading

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Starbucks and GIS

Starbucks is using technology-driven GIS (geographic information systems) to best assess the promise of retail locations. Click the Starbucks’ icon to learn more from GIS firm Esri.

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