1. Retail Winds Blew Unevenly in September The Wall Street Journal 04 October 2012 Retailers turned in underwhelming comps in September as sales dropped from their summer levels, according to a Wall Street Journal article. “September...
  2. As Defectors Mount, Comps Lose Relevance Women’s Wear Daily 04 October 2012 More and more retailers are moving to stop reporting monthly comps, with Target the latest to join the ranks, according to Women’s Wear Daily . In the...
  3. Quick Service Restaurants Offer Fix for U.S. Job Market Bloomberg Businessweek 02 October 2012 Restaurants are heading toward their strongest year of job growth since 2004, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article. When the economy improves and...
  4. Quick, Design More and MoreNewer Labels Churn Out Accessories Faster; Broader Reach but Bigger Risk The Wall Street Journal 06 September 2012 Some of fashion’s most sought-after young designers are upending the...
  5. The Myth of the Black Friday Deal The Wall Street Journal 08 October 2012 Thanks to more sophisticated pricing strategy and technology, the best deals are often no longer found on Black Friday, according to a Wall Street Journal...
  6. Wal-Mart Delivery Service Says to Amazon: “Bring It” The Wall Street Journal 09 October 2012 In an effort to take on Amazon, Wal-Mart is promising same-day delivery for online orders in some cities, according to the Wall Street Journal . But though...
  7. Macy’s Opens Its Doors to Toys “R” Us Marketplace 19 October 2012 In a bid to boost traffic, Toys “R” Us will open 24 pop-up stores inside select Macy’s this holiday season, according to an NPR Marketplace report....
  8. Catering to the Ever-Demanding Customer Women’s Wear Daily 24 October 2012 As competition increases, so do retailers’ omnichannel capabilities, as reported in a Women’s Wear Daily article. “Everybody is striving to...
  9. A Sandy Sales Bump? Marketplace 31 October 2012 Consumers digging out from Sandy will be a boon for hardware store sales, according to a Marketplace article. Kurt Salmon retail strategist Tony Ward said the typical...
  10. Hurricane Sandy Could Cut into Holiday Spending Dow Jones Newswires 01 November 2012 In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, retailers and industry analysts are looking to the storm’s impact on holiday sales. In a Dow Jones Newswires...