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Li Ka-shing's Brick-and-Mortar Watsons Stores Defy Online Shift - Bloomberg

Who says brick-and-mortar retail is dead? Billionaire Li Ka-shing’s A.S. Watson Group is opening nearly four stores a day because selling baby and …

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Why Amazon buying Whole Foods does not mean the end of grocery stores

The story about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market broke only a little over a week ago, yet it has already been told over, and over again, from almost every possible angle. Most stories have used phrases like “sending shockwaves across both the online and brick-and-mortar industries,” while …

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It's The End Of The Mall As We Know It . . . And I Feel Fine.

For those promulgating the “retail apocalypse” narrative, a key component of their Chicken Little logic is that malls are dying. Moreover, much of the blame is cast squarely upon the growth of e-commerce. While hyperbole IS the greatest thing ever, there is a lot more to the story. So let’s try to …

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Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses - Bloomberg

When Amazon.com Inc.'s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer's chief executive officer, addressed employees, …

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Kroger Has A Huge Battle On Its Hands

10-year fundamentals are strong but margins continue to disappoint. Furthermore its balance sheet is not as strong as competitors at present.<p>Many …

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Tesco is launching a 1-hour delivery service as it goes to war with Amazon

LONDON — Tesco is launching a one-hour delivery service, a service that will directly compete with American online retail behemoth Amazon.<p>On Monday, Tesco announced "Tesco Now," an app-based delivery service that will let customers order from a range of 1,000 products and have them delivered …

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The Growing Influence of Tools to Empower the Consumer

Even as companies are consolidating their hold on markets, tools are emerging to give consumers fire power.<p>We are living in a very complex era, one where the consumer is simultaneously being punished by consolidation and unaccountable large conglomerates and empowered by social media and new …

Business

Amazon Can’t Kill What’s Already ‘Dead’

<b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) wants to deliver books right to your door -- plus groceries, and heck why not clothing! The e-commerce juggernaut's latest moves …

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Could Spell Dramatic Changes for Traditional Supermarkets

After Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods Market, many wondered what it would mean for the workers in the 450 location of Whole Foods stores. …

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Top 10 Influential Retailers Off Fashion’s Beaten Path

Storm | Source: CourtesyBoF identifies the multi-brand boutiques making waves in markets far beyond the world’s fashion capitals.<b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> For years, concept stores like Dover Street Market, Colette, 10 Corso Como and Opening Ceremony have embedded themselves in the very fabric of …

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How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

Everything has changed.<p>Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged.<p>Here are 10 charts that show …

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Costco: Enough Already!

Shares of <b>Costco Wholesale</b> (COST) have been hit hard by <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) agreement to purchase<b>Whole Foods Market</b> (WFM)--too hard, says one analyst who …

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Amazon's Grocery Ambitions Spell Trouble for Food Brands

Amazon.com Inc.’s deeper push into the grocery business threatens to further pinch packaged-food companies already coping with slowing sales.<p>An enduring shift by consumers toward fresh and natural options is eating into the business of big food brands, like Kraft Heinz Co., Kellogg Co., and …

Business

Are You Chasing a Fad or a Trend?

Knowing the difference between the two is key to building a successful business.<p>As I drive through my neighborhood I'm struck by the number and variety of frozen yogurt retail establishments. There are local establishments, chain stores, stores that offer a wide variety of flavors or mix-ins and …

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As Amazon expands beyond online commerce, retailers look to compete with unique experiences

It’s been another rough year in the brick-and-mortar retail world, as retailers of all size search for answers to deal with Amazon’s online retail …

eCommerce

The One Shoe Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& It's Not Sandals!)

It's summer and that means it's finally time to part ways with your bulky winter wardrobe. Say goodbye to those dark colored shoes and thick booties …

Shoes

Nike, New Strategy And Competition: A Contrarian View

Nike will release earnings for the fiscal quarter ending May 2017 on Thursday.<p>Sell-side analysts have shared pessimistic views and expect further …

Brick And Mortar

5 reasons why Amazon-Whole Foods won’t win grocery war

Goodbye, Kroger? Safeway? Albertsons? Costco? Even Walmart and Target?<p>Considering the reaction to Amazon’s announcement of its plans to buy high-end …

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The Best Dressed Of Glastonbury Festival 2017

From Alexa Chung’s white denim to Sienna Miller’s return to boho chic, check out Vogue’s best-dressed list from Glastonbury Festival 2017

Fashion Trends

Does ‘Smart Home’ Make Best Buy a Smart Pick?

<b>Best Buy</b> (BBY) has gained more than 30% this year, with a big chunk of that gain coming in one day. But can Best Buy keep it up?<p><b>Piper Jaffray's Peter</b> …

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6 (Very Stylish) Reasons You Need to Try This New Trend

Wire-rim glasses have come a long way from their <i>Napoleon Dynamite</i> days—in fact, they have fast become a bona fide trend among street style stars and …

Fashion

Herschel Wants to Be an Outdoors Brand

It’s abandoning heritage hipsters for travel ’grammers.<p>Today, if you stroll through the streets of major cities like New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Austin, or Mexico City, odds are you'll happen upon dozens of passersby happily strapped into backpacks from the accessories brand Herschel Supply …

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Aldi opening 2nd store in Escondido

Discount grocery chain Aldi is increasing its San Diego footprint with a fourth county location already under construction at Escondido Valley Center.<p>…

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Macy's Backstage Outlet Store set to open in Miami's The Falls this summer

As big box retailers continue to lose ground to e-commerce, Macy’s is bringing its new outlet store concept to Miami’s The Falls this summer with a …

Shopping

Mall pall: Teen retailer Claire's struggles to stay solvent

The last day of seventh grade ended at 11:56 a.m., and by 1 p.m., Paola Giron and her friends were at the mall, heading into Claire's.<p>"We come here …

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Why Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market signals a New World Order for retailers and brands

After 23 years, Amazon has finally made the inevitable move into physical retail with the purchase of Whole Foods Market. The implications for the …

eCommerce

Consumer Sentiment And Retail Sales UP

According to comments by Neil Saunders, Managing Director of GlobalData Retail, focus on month-on-month seasonally adjusted numbers do not give a …

Advertising Industry

Dead Stock Walking: Sears Holdings Has Nowhere to Go but Down

This zombie retailer thinks it's clinging to life, but it's dead and just doesn't know it.<p>The recent announcement by <b>Sears Holdings</b> (NASDAQ:SHLD) that …

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Amid retail turmoil, Simons stays focused on culture and people, rather than aggressive expansion

Peter Simons is a dream tenant for mall landlords, but it wasn’t always this way.<p>He said there were several years where his chain — he is chief …

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Reactions to Amazon are overblown, Australian retailers have advantage

Reactions to online giant Amazon's potential impact on Australia's retail and property industries are overblown because it only has up to 4 per cent …

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