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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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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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URBN: Fast Fashion is the Icing on the Cake

Urban Outfitters (URBN) just became the poster child for how a company should not to manage expectations after it has reduced guidance only a few weeks after an investor day. On Thursday night Urban reported that comparable-store sales have remained negative into October. That shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve actually visited any Urban store during the …

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Teen Retail: Old Guard May Not Cut it in New World

originally published on August 22 2014 Teen retailers have been in a death spiral for years now, yet recently the street has decided that fewer bad results are the new good. Take American Eagle (AEO), for example. Comps declined 7% this quarter and gross margins were down ONLY 40 basis points. Most surprising, the company issued guidance …

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