Blog : Greg Sleter, Executive Editor

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Despite Challenges, Good News Abounds

The retail news the first few weeks of 2017 has been less than rosy as reports of soft sales, store closures and even a bankruptcy filing have dominated the headlines.

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The Key Feature Is Simple

In the days following Super Bowl LI, there was much discussion on sports radio about the New England Patriots’ historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Holiday Shopping And Retail Discounts

The holiday shopping season has moved past Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday, and retailers are now totaling their receipts and wondering what more they can do to get shoppers to dip deeper into their wallets.

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Preparing For Deep Holiday Discounts

The fourth quarter has arrived and with it the final preparations by retailers for the holiday season. While the first three quarters of 2016 were largely unspectacular across a number of housewares product segments, all eyes are now watching what steps retailers will take to drive product into the hands of consumers.