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Widlitz Moderates Intersect Retail: Luxury Quiet Giants

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On May 5 2016 SW moderated Quiet Giants: Luxury Brands and the High End Ecommerce Experience. The star panel included: 111 Skin, Practicology, Positive Luxury and Netnames.  Hot topics included -Protecting your brand in a world of ecommerce -Protecting Luxury Brands against the counterfeit market -Has the obsession with fast fashion gone too far? Where does …

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My Old Self & New Self Kicking Cancer

Kicking Cancer’s Ass: After 20 Year’s Are We a Match? I Sure Hope So Cancer sucks. We all want to kick cancer’s ass and kick it hard. I want to stomp on it and snuff it out but I can’t. I have lost family and friends to this disease and unless you are the luckiest …

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Dear Amazon: No Anniversary Card from Walmart

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Dear Amazon: Don’t Expect an Anniversary Card from Walmart You have no doubt been up all night scouring Amazon’s Prime Day deals and you are now entering the zombie phase in front of your computer or smartphone. We can now officially say RIP to Black Friday but the competition is stomping its feet. Let’s be …

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Omnichannel Shoppers May Be Omni-Disappointed

Just when retailers are saying, “hey look over here at online and forget about our flailing in store traffic,” FedEx (FDX) goes all Grinch today. In its disappointing report this morning, the delivery behemoth suggested West Coast port issues are more significant than maybe retailers have been letting on.  That raises my Grinch red flag for retail …

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Look No Further than Retail for a Halloween Fright


In honor of Halloween lets talk about what scares me for H2 1.This year I am going to dress up as Sir Philip Green (Topshop founder) and scare US retailers to death.  If I don’t scare them on Halloween the opening of Tophsop Fifth Avenue will do the “trick”. For the teen and missy space …

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