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Holiday Season 2017: Top Shopper Priorities

Due to improvements in the economy, early forecasts point to a good 2017 holiday shopping season. Nonetheless, retailers still must be prepared for these two factors. One, what are shopper priorities? Two, how much will online shopping grow? The first … Continue reading

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E-Mail Popular. Complements New Media.

Experts regularly predict E-mail marketing’s demise. Instead, our title disagrees. E-Mail Popular. Complements New Media. Let’s discuss.   Background In short, computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first E-mail in 1971. During 2017, we exchange 205 BILLION E-mails each day! … Continue reading

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Shopping Centers’ Impact

Despite the downward trend in the overall popularity of shopping centers, they still account for a sizeable part of the U.S. economy. Their impact remains enormous — even if reduced. According to various sources — International Council of Shopping Center … Continue reading

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Now on YouTube: Careers in Business 2017

Earlier this year, we published a PowerPoint slideshow: “2017 Edition of Careers in Business.” Now we have produced a YouTube version of this slideshow — which is easier to view; and it is complete with music. 🙂 PLEASE take a … Continue reading

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Fun Facts and Trivia About Labor Day

In the United States, Labor Day has been celebrated since 1882 — yes, for 135 years. In honor of Labor Day 2017, we offer this fun post with lots of interesting facts and trivia. 🙂 Sorry to those of you … Continue reading

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2017: The Leading 100 U.S. Retailers

Each year, Stores publishes a list of the leading U.S. Retailers. The 2017 report is now available: “Welcome to [our] Top 100 Retailers issue. This annual compendium of the nation’s retailers is a ranking of the industry’s largest companies according … Continue reading

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AI Applications in Retailing

As we have noted before, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by retail companies and others has really taken off. The best is still yet to come — exemplified by the video clips below. According to Bryan Wilson, reporting for … Continue reading

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