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How the Retail Shopping Experience is Changing

For today's brick-and-mortar stores, shopping isn't just an activity anymore -- it's a full sensory[...]

Is the Hottest Retail Trend Coworking?

In the early 2000s, the new workplace trend of coworking emerged and has since grown into a[...]

World Cup Shines New Light on Soccer Apparel Success

Sports supply and apparel companies can look forward to a potentially banner year, largely due to[...]

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Mary Barbour

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Earth Day and Your Closet: Fashion's Impact on the Environment

On April 22nd, people around the world will pause to look at how their behavior impacts the environment. Renewable energy and recycling programs[...]

Collateral Damage In the Wake of Store Closings

Retail closings are becoming a common story in this year's business news.  The next chapter will be the socioeconomic impact of anchor stores like[...]

Ripple Effect: Anchor Shutdowns Hurt Surrounding Stores

In part one of this series on the impact of large retailer closings, we discussed the recent rise in large retailer closings. J.C. Penney announced

The Socioeconomic Impact of Shopping Mall Closings (Part 1)

The closing of several prominent retail chains, and even huge shopping centers, has become a problem in America over the last decade. Much of the[...]

Music Festival Fashion Guide

Music and fashion go hand in hand these days. Both have always been outlets of self-expression and individualism - just like listening to a[...]

What's Behind the Valentine's Day Retail Slowdown?

Valentine’s Day is a huge time of the year for retailers. Like any traditional “gifting" holiday, businesses expect to see sales pick up as people[...]

Retail & Fashion Takeaways from CES

CES can be a little overwhelming. But walking into the convention halls on the Strip in Las Vegas and navigating thousands of presentations and[...]

What You Missed at NYFW

It's hard to overhype the importance of New York Fashion Week - it's the time of year when the world's top designers and top models all step[...]

5 Celebrities Who Have Upped Their Social Media Game

 After decades of celebrities operating under a traditional model using promoters, publicists and studio marketing execs, it's no secret that[...]

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