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Grooming the Next Generation

Recent shakeups in the men’s shaving landscape point to the changing behavior and expectations of today’s more style-focused male consumers Men’s Subscription Shaving Models Gain Ground On the heels of Unilever’s announcement that it would acquire the subscription-based men’s shaving service Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion,

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Showcase at Sears?

Here’s a clever way to more effectively use excess big box store space:  Develop a destination section that brings together an exclusive set of unique, fashionable apparel and accessory brands that were previously unavailable in the market:  a great idea.  Surprisingly, Sears announced yesterday that

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Technology Makes The Difference

Although technology is only a facilitator, many innovative concepts could not exist without the amazing technological progress that we are experiencing.  As we have seen over the last few years, many of the most disruptive ideas in retail are “technology-intensive,” directed at providing increased access

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Sell More, Mark-down Less

For many retailers and brands, projects on the docket for the coming year are focused on tactics to support an omni-channel shopping experience.  Often overlooked in this flurry of activity are big picture opportunities to leverage the direct to consumer channel as a platform for

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The Wild Retail Ride of 2016

2016 has been quite the year for retail.  Retailer share prices have taken a beating over the past 12 months.  The S&P Retail Select Industry Index is down 16.57% since June 2015, and the decline is affecting retailers nationwide and across all categories. If you’re an

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