1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Month of Gains for Stores, before a Storm’s Toll The New York Times 01 November 2012 Retailers across the industry turned in solid October comps, as reported in a New York Times article. The recent growth in comps is good news for the holidays,...
  5. Dollar Chains Fight Wal-Mart’s Small-Format Stores Forbes 06 November 2012 Dollar stores are using their small size to their advantage, stealing share from Wal-Mart and grocers, according to a Forbes article. “What they offer is convenience...
  6. October Comp Results Better Than Expected Women’s Wear Daily 01 November 2012 Most retailers posted positive comps in October, giving retailers reason to be optimistic about the holiday season, according to Women’s Wear Daily ....
  7. Retail Earnings Season Heats Up Women’s Wear Daily 07 November 2012 As many retailers get ready to announce their third-quarter earnings, the industry is watching to see how the economy and consumer confidence have impacted...
  8. Swedish Retailer Aims to Wow U.S. Consumers with Americana Style The Wall Street Journal 07 November 2012 Although it’s based in Sweden, The Lexington Company is trying to make a name for itself selling luxury, Americana-themed products, according to the...
  9. How Much Is Big Retailer Watching You? Associated Press 25 November 2012 Retailers are increasingly using customer data to create compelling experiences and suggest purchases, according to an Associated Press article. But retailers are...
  10. Why Do Stores Open Early after the Holiday, Anyway? NPR Marketplace 22 November 2012 Opening on Black Friday—or even Thursday—is becoming a retail arms race, as competitors open earlier and earlier, according to an NPR Marketplace...