Walmart is Headed Up Market with Code Eight and into Sci Fi Territory with...

One of the things promised by Marc Lore when he sold his start up Jet.com to Walmart and took up a position as its...

Moody’s Report: Amazon’s Retail Dominance is a Myth

You've seen the headlines. We have reported some of them here. Amazon is a retail monster that threatens the existence of every other retailer...

How (AAPN Member) Target is Facing Down the Retail Apocalypse

When Brian Cornell took on the role of Target CEO in 2013 he faced more than a few challenges as he embarked on a...

How Traditional Retailers May Win Back Customers This Holiday Season

The final countdown to the end of the holiday shopping season is on. Last shipping deadlines are passing for online retail purchases and those...

What Retailers Will Need to Survive the Final Holiday Shopping Frenzy

The time in which shoppers have to finish off their holiday shopping is dwindling fast. To the last-minute folks though there is plenty of...

Will the End of Net Neutrality Really Destroy the Internet As We Know It?

On Thursday, December 14th, 2017, the FCC, now led by a former Verizon executive, Ajit Pai, voted to repeal the American net neutrality rules...

Why Consulting Can Be Better Than Retiring

We are all 'consultants' in a way. The strength of this network is the hundreds of individuals who, when they are active in our...

Retail Roundup – Ann Taylor Debuts Rented Fashion, Michael Kors’ Plans for Revival and...

Ann Taylor Debuts Fashion Rentals Cashing in on the subscription service boom, and not to be outdone by no-name startups, Ann Taylor has announced the...

10 Things I’ve Learned in Our Industry

Well, it's far more than 10 of course, but these are some of the most important: 1. THE CHAIN - All companies compete as supply...

What We Need is the Split Second Decision

Exchange from the TV show LAW & ORDER, by Detective Lennie Briscoe: Lab technician (trying to establish the age of a skeleton): "Once we get...

Survey Says Teens Prefer Food over Clothing, Nike is Losing Its Heat and Streetwear...

According to a survey recently published by Piper Jaffray Companies teen spending, which accounts for more than you might imagine, is changing, and while apparel...