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The Off-Price Retail Boom: Lessons For All Retailers

Retail TouchPoints |  Aug 22

The thrill of the in-store hunt is still going strong within the retail industry, as off-price retailers such as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Burlington Coat Factory continue to build momentum and outperform traditional department stores. In fact, according to a 2016 report from Moody’s Investors […]

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Cheap Airfares to Europe Put Price Squeeze on Ameri...

Bloomberg |  Aug 22

Already under pressure from discounters at home, major U.S. airlines are facing a tighter squeeze abroad as low-cost rivals ramp up service across the Atlantic. At American Airlines Group Inc., a measure of trans-Atlantic fares just plunged 9.1 percent, the […]

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Wedding bells

American Shipper |  Aug 04

COSCO finds even with a ‘perfect bride’ like OOCL, getting married is expensive. Rare is the day in the corporate world where an unprofitable business can afford to, and then does, buy and take over a competing company that has a […]

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Victoria’s Secret has a Bra Problem

MarketWatch |  Aug 04

Experts point to competition from the bralette trend that is gaining traction at a number of low-cost chains. Yet again, L Brands Inc., parent of the Victoria’s Secret lingerie chain, said the latest reported sales decline reflects the company’s exit […]

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J.C. Penney Partners with ‘Project Runway’ for Excl...

MarketWatch |  Aug 01

Retailer scores the sponsored accessory wall and hopes to leverage reality show viewership. J.C. Penney Co. Inc. has already brought “Project Runway” into its stores, and now its brand hits the runway through a new partnership that lands the department […]

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Eliminating the unknowns

American Shipper |  Jul 28

The top three commercial issues facing shipping and transportation companies today are continued excess capacity, rising fuel costs, and “irrational” rate competition behavior, according to Michael Bentley, partner at Revenue Analytics. The past couple of years haven’t been easy for […]

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Container cannibalization or consolidation?

Splash 24/7 |  Jul 28

The ocean freight industry is navigating uncertain waters as major changes in technology and a fiercely competitive environment continue to disrupt traditional business practices. Most recently, Cosco Shipping has offered to buy Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) for $6.3 billion […]

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2017 Holiday Guide: Navigating The Modern World Of ...

Retail TouchPoints |  Jul 06

Navigating The Modern World Of Channel-Agnostic Retail Holiday predictions often are difficult to nail down, but 2017 has taken that challenge to a whole new level. Retail experts are struggling to make sense of uncertainty within politics, health care, trade, […]

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