Tag Archives: success

Retail Leader’s CEOs of the Year

Retail Leader magazine is relatively new and has a special focus: In today’s rapidly changing, intensely competitive, and economically challenging environment, the demand has never been greater for a new and concise media resource that delivers news, analysis, and information specific … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Candy: Using Data Well

As noted at its Web site,  “In 2001, Dylan Lauren [yes, the daughter of Ralph] pioneered creating the world’s largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. By merging the worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture with candy, … Continue reading

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The NRF’s Top 25 People Impacting Retail in 2016

Each year, the National Retail Federation Foundation recognizes 25 “disruptors, dreamers, givers, influencers, and power players.” Read on to access the 2016 list: 2016’s Disruptors — They “are true originals who rock the boat with ideas so crazy, they just might … Continue reading

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May the Force Be with YOU — and Your Toys

Although the latest installment in the Star Wars saga is first opening wide on December 18, toy makers and retailers have been revving up for an expected holiday bonanza. According to Bloomberg Business: “After Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of … Continue reading

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The Effect of Online Reviews on Sales

Amazon has shown customer reviews and ratings for years. Many other retailers have followed suit. So, a vital question is: What is a good online rating score for a retailer or a specific product? The results of a recent study … Continue reading

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For What Career Path Are You Best Suited?

Are you uncertain about the best career path for you? Have you ever taken a career aptitude quiz? Here’s an interesting, easy, and fun “Career Decoder” quiz from Careerealism to encourage you to think more about your career options: “Using … Continue reading

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More Senior Women Executives Emerging in Retailing

After a very long period in which men have dominated the senior executive positions in retailing, more women have now ascended to top positions. As Laura Heller writes for FierceRetail: “Change has been slow to come to retail. And that is … Continue reading

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