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Shifting Economic Gears Present Challenges for Retailers

The Federal Reserve has dramatically raised interest rates over the past few months focused on taming inflation. While some data [and hopeful thinking] suggest that ...
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Happy Holiday Shopping

It’s no secret the holiday season is a key sales period for retail, travel, and many other industries, so much so that these sales can ...
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How Has Inflation Affected Consumer Spending?

Across the United States, prices have been increasing across all industries. In July, inflation stood at 8.5%, down slightly from 9.1% in June -– the ...
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Target’s FAO Schwarz Partnership Is No Game Changer

Target has been one of the biggest winners in the toy business since the 2018 liquidation of Toys”R”Us. The demise of the only sizable national ...
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Even When It Loses, TJX Always Wins

Off-price retail leader TJX faced a big test after the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020. Like other discretionary retailers, it was forced to ...
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Attracting Consumers in Spite of Inflation

It’s hard to say which is a bigger topic in the daily news: inflation or the blistering weather. One thing for sure is they both ...
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The Share Buyback That Killed Bed Bath & Beyond

When Tritton took the top job in late 2019, the iconic home furnishings destination desperately needed a reinvention. The former Target chief merchant rapidly implemented ...
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A Cogent Economic Review

Christopher Waller, a senior Federal Reserve official, announced on May 30, that he supports the U.S. central bank’s main interest rate to rise to a ...
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