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Reopening Reflections

As retailers nationwide reopen amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic they are entering the new normal—one filled with high hopes, stark fears, many unknowns, enormous challenges, tectonic consumer behavioral shifts and a hungering for any port in the storm. Here, 11 leading retailers from across America reflect on what’s gone right, wrong and unexpectedly, and what their strategies and expectations are going forward.

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The Virus Diaries

A dozen leading executives are pivoting on the fly in a gallant effort to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. In the industry’s darkest days, they’re beacons of determination and ingenuity.

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Win-Win

Andy Polk, FDRA’s senior vice president and sustainability expert, on how companies can lessen their global footprint while increasing their bottom line.

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The Biza Blueprint

Led by veteran independent retailers Dave and Danny Astobiza and sourcing expert Brian Jensen, the new comfort brand hits on key product, production
and distribution touchstones that make it unique among wholesale launches.

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Golden in Colorado

Celebrating 50 years, Richard Polk, founder of Pedestrian Shops, has set the gold standard for the comfort specialty format, spanning selection, service, location and community outreach.

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Goodwill Hunting

Two Ten Footwear Cares volunteering initiative is gathering momentum: more participants, a broader scope of events year-round and, best of all, greater good achieved.

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The February 2023 Issue

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