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Jill Standish

Inclusive Retail: How to welcome everyone (and avoid being cancelled)

As society becomes more diverse, we see a shift in people’s attitudes toward each other – and in the language they consider appropriate.

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Bob’s Discount Furniture in store expansion mode

Bob’s Discount Furniture is having a busy February.

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Citi Trends taps Five Below exec as CEO

Citi Trends has found a permanent chief executive. 


Modell’s is struggling to keep its 130-year-old family business alive.

The explosion of online grocery shopping is one key trend affecting the industry, according to McKinsey & Company.

Amazon’s new grocery store format will reportedly include advanced technology to streamline in-store fulfillment of online orders.

It looks like Sprouts Farmers Market’s value proposition and business model are helping the grocer avoid the fate of bankrupt specialty competitors -- at least for now.


Kirkland’s reported declining sales for its fourth quarter and full year, but was buoyed by a surge in e-commerce growth.  

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Amazon and Jeff Bezos getting the 'Frontline' treatment

An upcoming episode of PBS’ acclaimed investigative journalism series “Frontline” will put Jeff Bezos under the harsh glare of the spotlight and examine how Amazon is reshaping commerce, work and technology.

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Your biggest competitor may not be Amazon

Every retailer is developing strategies to compete with Amazon, but another rival lurks in the background.


Three retail tech trends we love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is some adoration for a few emerging technologies poised to transform retail.


Product discovery wars 2020: Google, Amazon and your retail business

Google’s recent revamp of its product discovery tool is designed to fend off competition in the U.S. from Amazon in the $55 billion search advertising market. 


Analysis: Victoria’s Secret reinvention will take time and money to enact

That L Brands has opted to sell a majority stake in Victoria’s Secret is a tacit recognition that the brand was on the road to nowhere under its previous leadership.

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