1. 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...
  2. Major Retail Chains Post Tepid Sales Gain Los Angeles Times 05 October 2012 Although spending slowed down in September, strong back-to-school sales and other economic indicators have analysts predicting strong holiday sales. In a Los...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Why Tyson Buying Hillshire Won't Affect Prices International Business Time 10 June 2014 Fears that Tyson Foods' stated plans to purchase Hillshire Brands for more than $8 billion will be felt by consumers at the cash register are...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...