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Comic-Con International Conquers San Diego

Comic-Con International is the single largest contributor to San Diego’s economy, but this year’s event was impacted by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. How well did brands respond…
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Can Retail Beat the Heat?

Studies have shown that climate change is making heat waves more frequent and more severe. Worker risks include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. What are some obvious and less…
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Are Consumers Ready To Pay by Palm?

Amazon is bringing Amazon One palm recognition capabilities to all 500+ Amazon-owned Whole Foods stores nationwide by year-end in a major expansion of the payment technology. Does payment through palm…
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Petco Finds a Home Inside Lowe’s

Lowe’s is expanding a program to operate Petco in-store shops to nearly 300 locations by year-end after a successful pilot at 15 locations. Why are Petco’s in-store shops working for…
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Do We Need Toy Stores Anymore? 

Even though Toys R Us has made a comeback by opening up branded sections inside Macy’s department stores across the U.S., its future remains uncertain. Are the days over when…