From October 2014

How To Win Back Customers In the Store

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Crain’s ran an article last January citing the demise of consumer electronics sales in brick-and-mortar stores. One alarmist analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc. in Los Angeles went so far as to say, “The problem is that the internet has become so convenient that people just don't go to stores anymore.” To say that this is...

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Bed, Bath & Beyond: A Retailer to Emulate

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Over 40 years ago, Bed, Bath & Beyond opened its doors. Today there are over 1,010 stores in the U.S. and the company believes the market can sustain at least another 300 stores. The only pure-play competitor of this noteworthy retailer was Linens ’n Things, which filed for bankruptcy and liquidated its stores in 2008. This has naturally strengthened BB&B...

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Great Expectations for Holiday Hiring 2014

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Retailers are apparently expecting a boom year this Christmas as stores are expected to be hiring in record numbers for the last three months of the year. Seasonal hires could top 800,000. Not since 1999 have the number of holiday jobs been so hopeful. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John Challenger said, “This year, we could see hiring return...

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