From June 2014

Malls Take on a New Life

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Since 2008, 400 of the country’s 1,100 enclosed malls have either closed or been “repurposed.” The mall has been the victim of a declining economy; a growth spurt in online shopping; consumer trends toward local and “authentic” retailers; and a population migration from the suburbs to the cities. But there is evidence that the demise of the...

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The Job-Hopper in Retail

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times (with an average of 11 job changes) during his or her career. A new study from CareerBuilder showed that more than 55% of retail employers surveyed said they have hired a job-hopper and nearly one-third of all employers said they have come to expect workers to job-hop. &ldquo...

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Is Self-Checkout on the Decline?

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A few years ago, self-checkout was the next big thing. The prediction was that self -checkout would be the norm rather than the exception, but the glitches in the systems, higher rates of theft, and lack of assistance when needed has seen slower growth of the once esteemed technology. In an effort to cut labor costs, Wal-Mart and Target are...

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