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I've found returns at Target to be a no-hassle affair. I simply give them my REDcard and the card is credited. My guess is many of the returns and exchanges will be handled in the same way—sans receipt.

Is the change revolutionary? No, but there is something to be said...

I haven't seen the recent IRI or Nielsen numbers on disposable diapers and wipes, but these two categories include both popular value brands and frequent, aggressive price promotions from the premium national brands. In short, diapers and wipes aren't cheap and parents are always on the lookout for deals....

As Seth Godin said many years ago, we live in a world today where pretty much everything is good enough. Consumers go into the purchasing research process, whether it is for a TV set or a home repair, with this as a starting point. When they see specs that...

Thanks Stephen. I'll leave it to those who told me there was a strong correlation between intent and actual purchases to offer their rebuttals here.

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There is one thing we can guarantee—retailers will be sorry they made a guarantee if a major snowstorm or two hits large parts of the country in the lead up to Christmas.

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Overstock may be known for discounting, but there is more to the company than that. Consider the following from their press release to announce the Farmers Market venture: "The Farmers Market is the latest initiative in Overstock's collection of sustainable businesses that provides a way to give back to...

Amazon spokesperson Kelly Cheeseman sent the following in an email: "We have a longstanding practice of not commenting on pending litigation, but data shows that employees walk through post shift security screening with little or no wait."

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Tesco's new finance director, Alan Stewart, has joined the company ahead of schedule. He was supposed to start in December, but Tesco worked out a deal with Marks & Spencer, his former employer, to allow him to dive right into this mess.

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An email from a Walmart spokesperson referenced comments made by CFO Charles Holley last month regarding the announced deal between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. In response to a question from Bloomberg TV, Mr. Jolley said Walmart's "smaller formats can sell anywhere between three times to eight times what...

Convenience stores have sold rolling papers and other paraphernalia for years. C-store operators also have experience with tobacco and alcohol regulations. Seems as if any format type would be able to succeed in opening marijuana shops, c-stores would be it.

Also, since marijuana is legal due to a popular vote,...

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