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Great Expectations

October 18th, 2021

During an unprecedented labor shortage, retailers must find innovative ways to attain and retain employees that go above and beyond just offering better pay.

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To DTC or Not to DTC?

February 1st, 2021

That is not the question. Selling direct to consumers is here to stay, but not every brand is going that route—at least not yet.

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Do Something!

February 1st, 2020

As major concerns, challenges and a general air of contrariness rankle retailers and vendors seemingly into a standoff, how can the industry come together to overcome them? How can we collectively do something to all do better?

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Redefining Retail

December 31st, 2019

Retailers are reinventing themselves in increasingly creative and thoughtful ways, with an eye on service and social/environmental good.

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The DTC Debate Heats Up

September 3rd, 2019

With retailers and brands competing more than ever for sales, is there a way to share the wealth—or even peacefully coexist?

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Minimum Wage Matters

July 26th, 2019

As minimum wages rise steadily across the country, and government debates a national standard of $15/hour, how are retailers adapting?

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Local Color

January 30th, 2019

A focus on experience and community shines bright in the brick-and-mortar battle with ecommerce.

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Weather or Not

December 31st, 2018

Bootmakers are upping utilitarian features and the style quotient for Fall ’19, proving form and function need not be mutually exclusive.

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Volunteer State

June 1st, 2018

Now a year-round, industry-wide initiative, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s Footwear Cares volunteering platform continues to gain momentum and substance.

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Odd Ones: In or Out?

January 31st, 2018

In the age of sartorial decadence, does the mismatch shoe trend have a leg to stand on?

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