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Unwanted Suitor

According to Reuters last week, HBC (and its governor, CEO and executive chairman, Richard Baker) is prepping to make a bid to acquire Kohl’s. Will ...
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Lesson 3: How Retail Proceeds Forward

Editor’s Note: Arick Wierson, a columnist for The Robin Report, has undertaken the formidable task of dissecting and analyzing the broad and far-reaching consequences of ...
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Lesson 2: How the Conflict in Ukraine Will Likely Broaden the Global Divide Between the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have-Nots’

Editor’s Note: Arick Wierson, a columnist for The Robin Report, has undertaken the formidable task of dissecting and analyzing the broad and far-reaching consequences of ...
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Lesson 1: History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

Editor’s Note: Arick Wierson, a columnist for The Robin Report, has undertaken the formidable task of dissecting and analyzing the broad and far-reaching consequences of ...
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Retail Unionization on the Horizon

During the early days of the pandemic, a new phrase entered our lexicon: essential workers. Defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Essential workers ...
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Gen Z Doesn’t Want Retailers’ Platitudes

Sorry, mall-based retailers… Gen Z is just not that into you. Yet don’t take this to mean that they don’t visit your stores. Gen Z ...
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Spinning Around

Remember when we (along with me and every other financial exec in department store land) all sold our receivables portfolios? I studied that every year ...
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DEI in Perfumery: About Time

It isn’t just the deep-thinking, hyper-articulate panel participants that have made the Fragrance Foundation’s recent webinar stick out in my mind for a solid six ...
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