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Dear Amazon: No Anniversary Card from Walmart

Black friday RIP

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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Lauryn Hill Has to Pay Tax and So Do Internet Retailers


Just when you thought showrooming was here to stay, the Senate throws brick-and-mortar retailers a lifeline. For many physical retailers including Best Buy, a national Internet sales tax may signal the early arrival of Christmas. The potential collapse of the pricing advantage for online-only retailers may help brick-and-mortar models avoid a Circuit City fate. It …

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Best Buy:Too bad Ron Johnson spoken for…If JC Penney doesn’t work there is a desk in MN.

Today Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy, announced he will leave the company after 28 years. In a recent blog “Note to Best Buy: Sales Rule So Cost Cuts Just Won’t ‘Cut It’” I outlined the continuing headwinds in the brick and mortar CE business (online, online and more online) as well as why going …

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Best Buy; Cost Cuts Just Won’t Cut It

best buy closing stores

Best Buy; Sales Rule; Cost Cuts Just Won’t “Cut it” Best Buy seemed like such a slam-dunk when Circuit City announced it would go belly up and complete liquidating stores in March 2009. At that time, investors were willing to look past dismal monthly CE data as well as the Amazon market share writing on …

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Consumers Drown Their Sorrow in Some Retail Therapy

Consumers drowning their sorrow in a little retail therapy? Consumer Confidence continues its slide but will a dark cloud appear in the malls? The Conference Board reported consumer confidence dropped in October versus September and hit March 2009 levels. Economists who have been putting on their increasingly rosy colored glasses were expecting an increase month …

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