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Two names to remember when thinking about the results that come from concentrating on digital while neglecting stores — Kmart and Sears.

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Dr. Sorensen is correct on his main point. I clearly am in the camp that believes retailing success is directly tied to the four Ps (price, product, promotion, place). While Mr. Lampert can be given credit for monetizing the last of the four (place), he certainly hasn't done enough...

REI move is gutsy for the simple reason that the company told USA Today that it is one of its top 10 selling days of the year. It is also right on brand. Here's to hoping the move pays off.

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For as long as I can remember, top retail execs have repeated the mantra that their people on the front lines are the most important human assets in the organization. By making a perk typically reserved for headquarters available to store-level personnel, Apple is demonstrating that it's not just...

Ultimately it comes down to how many customers will stay with the service once the subscription requirement goes into effect.

The $299 annual fee plus having to reach $50 with each order to avoid a shipping charge pretty much guarantees that the people who stick with AmazonFresh will be using...

This discussion needs to be broadened to the corporate level. I am frequently sent resumes and networking requests by execs in the 45-60 age range. It's not unusual to hear stories that these women and men find themselves looking for positions, often through downsizing of some sort, and have...

Editor's Note: Best Buy separates same-store numbers for online out separately. They were up 17 percent for the period.

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Part of the issue with the lack of Amazon's side to the story may have to do with the retailer failing to cooperate (nothing unusual there) with the Times in its reporting. It's tough to get both sides of a story when one side won't speak.

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Editor's note: Others pulling confederate flag merchandise include Amazon.com, Etsy, Google Shopping and Valley Forge Flag.

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Editor's Note: eBay has issued a statement that it is banning the sale of items containing the image of the Confederate flag on its site. The reason given is that the company believes the flag has become a "symbol of divisiveness and racism" in society today.

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