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While this format may not be a barnburner from a sales perspective, it is located on a college campus that doesn't have many options. So, while skewed, the numbers here might end up good (caution, of course, needed in applying it to other areas).

But a smaller footprint allows real...

In the consumer's eyes, Amazon is trusted and proven at online buying. A shopper might not care whether the product is Amazon's offering or a third party seller, but they figure that some sort of vetting has taken place and that it is a legitimate deal. Google, on the...

Purely from a community need standpoint, the summer is a time when many school age kids don't get enough to eat. To the extent that this promotion benefits hungry kids as indicated above, kudos to Boscov's.

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Ridiculous. This is precisely why some retail outlets fail. I would have left and not even given the pizza place my business that day either (of course I would have also let everyone I know hear about it on social media too). And since this is a "rare and...

There is definitely room for both data and intuition in the equation. On one hand, data is important as it can provide quantifiable information. But it does matter how the data is collected, from whom, and at what frequency, as well as how it is interpreted. On the other...

I don't think adding streaming music is going to overwhelmingly attract new customers or retain existing ones. But the approach by Amazon to continue to add value to the Prime membership is a smart move. It's just one more offering in the ever broadening Prime service, making a good...

This move is a good way to migrate (force) iPhone users to Beats headsets once the lightening port is the only jack available on new Apple devices. And they need a high quality partner to make that work and can't afford the time to build it all from scratch....

I think Warren hit it right on target. Most of the time it seems that women pay far greater attention to holidays, anniversaries and other important dates while men (present company included) tend to not be as focused on those dates. And also right on the account that most...

Urban versus suburban trends aside, which have yet to be sorted out for Millennial preference, much will also depend on the survival and related reinvention of anchors. Without strong and relevant anchors (which still won't guarantee survival), the mall becomes even less important in the age of endless variety...

Social media is a great vehicle for engaging with shoppers. If a retailer is really committed to using social media, the promotion of it should take place consistently and everywhere possible. Of course, promoting it is only part of the equation - if social media is not used to...

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