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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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Retail Sales;Let the Blame Game Begin

Published 4/12/2013 March retail sales came in at a disappointing -0.4%, the slowest level in nine months. There are so many places to point a finger, it is hard to choose any one. Thursday, we were reminded (by the few retailers still reporting monthly sales) that the Easter calendar shift was one culprit. The holiday …

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WMT: It Wasn’t The Chinese but Leaked Emails Setting the Retail Bar Low

No the Chinese are not hacking Wal-Mart. However, internal emails seem to be on the loose. The first bombshell email dropped by an executive on Feb 1 asked “where are all the customers? And where is all their money?”. Friday a second email leaked out suggesting February sales to date “are a total disaster”. In …

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Black Friday Was Kid Stuff-Macy’s Ups the Ante

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You thought Black Friday openings were aggressive? That was kid stuff. Macy’s announced it will expand its last minute shopping marathon for those of us who are afflicted with the disease of procrastination. “For the first time ever Macy’s will keep most stores open around the clock for the last weekend of holiday shopping”. Set …

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Target: Move Over Sandy-Diane, Tory & Oscar in Town


Target Launch Results: Move Over Sandy, Diane, Tory & Oscar in Town Posted on Consumer Nation 12/2 The highly anticipated launch of the Target -Neiman Marcus designer collaboration came and went on Saturday. And while we will have to wait for December sales results (good news we will still get instant gratification in December …

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