1. Happy Holidays May Be in Store for Restaurants Restaurant spending will likely continue to climb through the holiday season, as consumer intent to spend...
  2. Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Q&A With JCPenney CEO Mike Ullman To say that major changes are afoot at J.C. Penney would be an understatement. In June, the company announced...
  3. Reverse Globalization: The New Dollars and Sense of Near-Sourcing Near-sourcing, or producing products closer to where they are ultimately sold, is growing in popularity. As more...
  4. Expanding Assortment While Keeping Profits Afloat As more and more retailers boost assortments and slash shipping costs to compete with Amazon’s endless...
  5. Tech Tools that Bring the Consumer into Focus It’s no secret that new technologies are reshaping some of the retail industry’s most fundamental...
  6. Hold the (Window) Dressing The world of shopping – and shoppers – is neatly divided into haves and have-nots. While the...
  7. Restaurant Spending Likely to Level Out in Time for Holidays After slipping all summer, consumer spending at restaurants may flatten in the coming months, as consumer...