Exclusives & Analysis

01/25/2011 - 12:03pm

While significant national greenhouse gas regulations have not come to fruition, sustainability still remains one of the top initiatives for progressive organizations.

01/19/2011 - 1:04pm

The retail analysts at Standards & Poor Equity Research predict that 2011 will be a good year for retailers as consumer spending rises 3%, with sales boosted by the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts and the 2% payroll tax cut for all workers for one year.

01/18/2011 - 11:08am

The increased pace of merger and acquisition activity late in 2010, including some huge deals, suggests that 2011 will be an active year.

01/13/2011 - 12:58pm

How do your customers shop your merchandise and compare prices? As late as last year, the answer was, of course, by sitting down at their laptops and visiting your website.

01/11/2011 - 11:13am

It is hard to put a label on consumer purchase behavior these days, what with Americans pulling out of the recession.

01/06/2011 - 10:47am

Coming out of a Macy's store a man introduced himself as the store manager and thanked us for shopping at Macy's. Driving back home my 7 year old daughter asked me: “Dad who is the store manager when you buy at home on your laptop?” Hmmm…never thought about that before.

01/04/2011 - 11:31am

Real estate portfolio optimization has become standard practice for retailers and, in the current environment, store closings often outnumber openings. In many cases, closing stores is a proactive move.

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