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The Satisfied Customer – Great Service Still Exists

Well it certainly is a change to be able to write an absolutely positive blog on an eating experience. It’s becoming a not so common occurrence. However, for all you Australians out there and of course for those wonderful international visitors traveling in the Adelaide area, we were treated to a fantastic experience by our [...]

JCPenney in Bradenton reshapes store

BRADENTON — The JCPenney department store at DeSoto Square mall in Bradenton will unveil a new look Thursday aimed at lifting sales in time for the holiday shopping season. The changes include a new floor layout anchored by clusters the retailer calls “hard shops” that separate the merchandise by individual brands instead of merchandise categories. [...]

Retail Landlords: Malls Doing Well Despite Online Sales

By Kris Hudson In spite of the rapid rise in online sales that have hurt a number of national retailers, the biggest shopping-mall companies are doing quite well, thank you. That was the counterintuitive message delivered Tuesday by several chief executives of leading retail property owners at International Strategy Investment’s real estate conference. ISI, an [...]

Is the European Retail Rebound for Real?

Weirdly enough, the very latest European retail numbers are substantially better than expected. The French retail PMI rebounded to 47.9 in September from 44.2 in August. On an annualized basis, the retail sales decline was the smallest in seven months. The Spanish YoY retail sales decline in August was just -2.1% – far milder than the expected -6.1%. [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Retail Employers, You’re Doing it Wrong

Greg Voakes   Class2Go: A New Way of Learning Study Break: 3 Amazing Indie Platform Games for Mac to Keep Your Mind Sharp Nexus 7 Vs. Kindle Fire HD: Which Is Best For Students? Try to have a conversation with a retail manager, and you’ll hear the woes and exasperated tone permeate through their eyes [...]

Future of Retail: How Companies Can Employ Big Data to Create a Better Shopping Experience

By Christopher Matthews | @crobmatthews | August 31, 2012 | You don’t have to be a management consultant to know that we are all besieged by information, but it’s the consultant’s job to come up with a snappy buzzword to describe the phenomenon, and they have settled upon the catchall term “Big Data.” Everything from [...]

Advice from a Family Retailer

It is so important to know all the pitfalls and lessons of working in retail. The blog below gives some great advice and insight for those running a retail business and for those working in the business. The 5 points raised by Hiten are just so valuable to the success of your retail business. As [...]