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Attention Shoppers, Product Price War in Aisle 9

Total Retail |  Apr 24

Another quarterly earnings season is in the books, and while there were a few star performers, it was another dismal one for retailers. It seemed almost a daily occurrence — headlines littered with the next retailer that struggled under the […]

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21st Century Product Portfolio Management

Consumer Goods Technology |  Mar 30

Senior executives at consumer products companies are caught in a tight bind these days. Wall Street still has high expectations for growth, but many of the companies’ growth strategies – such as expanding into China and emerging markets to balance […]

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The Future of Retail: 4 Upcoming Trends to Watch

Business News Daily |  Mar 27

Retail has been a fickle vertical. With a mix of completely e-commerce stores versus brick-and-mortar locations, it’s important to understand what consumers want year to year to ensure your business continues to succeed. According to Forbes, millennials’ buying power will […]

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Nike earnings could be squeezed by competition

MarketWatch |  Mar 20

Under Armour and Adidas are challenging Nike, but Nike’s portfolio of merchandise is considered strong Nike Inc. is expected to announce third-quarter earnings on Tuesday. See also: Dick’s Sporting Goods dumping 20% of vendors to focus on private brands The […]

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Frigid weather could boost December apparel retail ...

MarketWatch |  Dec 16

Colder temps, and holiday-season snow, look to lift December apparel sales compared to last year, the latest projections from weather intelligence and analysis company Planalytics show. Planalytics began sounding the alarm for cold weather on Dec. 1, first anticipating a […]

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Fighting Amazon’s Supply Chain Takeover

Supply Chain Management Review |  Nov 26

In late 2015, Amazon received a license from the U.S. government to act as a freight forwarder for ocean container shipping. That approval came on the heels of Amazon winning a similar license from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Armed […]

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Analytics and the Evolution of Key Value Items

Retail Info Systems News |  Oct 18

In order to manage an ever growing assortment of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), retailers adopted the notion of Key Value Items (KVIs), which are the items believed to most drive brand perception. Historically, retailers have identified such items through varying […]

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American Airlines Adding Four flights from Phoenix,...

Phonenix Business Journal |  Oct 16

Despite Phoenix losing an American Airlines flight training center in August, Sky Harbor remains an important hub for the Texas-based airline. The airline has plans to add nine flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport this year, seven of which […]

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You Can Pay for Airline Tickets in Monthly Installm...

The Street |  Oct 15

In a move some describe as bold and others say is puzzling, CheapAir recently began offering customers the ability to pay for airline ticket purchases in monthly installments. The program, launched in August, is aimed primarily at people who do […]

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