The Art of the Rebuild

March 5th, 2018

The rebuild strategy worked for the World Champion Houston Astros. Granted, it took six straight losing seasons—including three consecutive years …

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A Woman’s Point of View…

January 31st, 2018

About shopping in today’s ruptured retail landscape.

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You Gotta Have Fate

January 2nd, 2018

Having reported on this industry for close to 25 years, the routes successful companies take to reach the promised lands …

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Stranger Things

November 29th, 2017

WHEN LAST YEAR came to an end, I (wrongly) believed 2016 was like no other year in retail, not to …

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Better Days

October 25th, 2017

The Birkenstock BOX x 10 Corso Como, a new mobile pop-up concept for select retail partners to customize inside and …

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Who’s Next

September 6th, 2017

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Who’s the next up-and-comer destined to set the shoe world ablaze? …

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August 1st, 2017

At what point is a brand’s product priced low enough these days? When it’s a steal—literally?
Must the price be chopped …

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And So It Goes

July 1st, 2017

The tectonic shifts rumbling through the retail landscape in the past year were earthshaking enough, but these past few weeks …

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Looking for Good

May 31st, 2017

Well, the latest quarterly sales reports came in and—surprise—department stores took another drubbing. The figures were “WannaCry”-like with comparable store …

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The Kingdom and the Power

April 26th, 2017

If you took an informal poll of industry members right now, the overall sentiment would probably skew heavily negative. I’ve …

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