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A proposal for retailers to move out of the desert
The post-holiday announcement by Macy’s of the planned layoff of 10,000 employees, 6200 of which are management...
Times have not been kind to the once-dominant...
The early January headlines were kind of staggering around here. Macy’s announced it was closing one of its two...
How social networking draws shoppers together...
Most of us think about the technology we use and our brains as being independent from each other. We don’t necessarily...
As the opportunities of a new year await us,...
As a journalist, I’m trained to be a skeptic, and admittedly, it’s a trait in keeping with my personality. Take...
How retailers at New York’s Westfield World Trade...
At this year’s Digital Signage Week in New York (Oct. 24-28), Westfield’s shopping center at the World Trade...
A guide to shopping for Gen Z this holiday season
For those of you with someone from Generation Z on your shopping list this season, rest assured it will most likely be an...
How one new flagship is differentiating its...
I found myself on New York’s Fifth Avenue one evening recently and, attracted by the pink hues of a façade...
It may have been a tricky year for retailers in...
In spite of what might look like a year of instability, and in a few quarters, upheaval, things in Europe in 2016 have...
The Christmas surprise Macy’s definitely did not...
The 12 days of Christmas aren’t lords a-leaping, swans a-swimming and three French hens for everyone. For retailers,...
Brands that take a stand should keep authenticity...
Cause-based marketing has long been a favorite of companies with strong points of view. Consumers respond to brands willing...

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