1. 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,...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Will Retailers’ Black Friday Strategies Work? The Wall Street Journal 20 November 2012 Retailers have struggled with how much to promote—or not to promote—during the holiday season, according to a Wall Street Journal article....
  9. Saks Cuts Outlook in Wake of Sandy Women’s Wear Daily 13 November 2012 Saks joined a growing list of retailers in lowering its fourth-quarter sales forecast, citing disruption from Hurricane Sandy, according to Women’s Wear...
  10. The Factory Fire: Global Commerce, Local Tragedy Associated Press 01 December 2012 A fire in a Bangladesh clothing factory that killed 112 workers also revealed an increasingly complex supply chain to an ordinarily unaware American public,...