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May 30, 2014
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RECon Zero…. “RETurn of the RECap”

By Jesse Tron (@JesseTronPR) I hope you all had a restful and relaxing (and much deserved) long weekend filled with lazy days at the pool or the beach, cook-outs…or at least catching up on all that email and getting yourself back to “Inbox Zero” nirvana. For the record, Biz told me he completes “Inbox Zero”…

May 29, 2014
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Livin’ Large: Luxury Retail Market

Designer goods have always held a prominent place on the richest streets in America. On the Las Vegas strip at the ICSC conference, thousands of high street retailers are gathering to determine the best strategies to serve the shopping elite. Experts say now more than ever, luxury brands are including a mix of both physical…

May 28, 2014
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Don’t Panic, It’s Just a Store Closing

Are store closings and retailers shrinking footprints leading to the downfall of the retail industry? Don't bet on it. Office Depot and JLL Retail's CEO Greg Maloney weigh-in along with ICSC's Jesse Tron who says, closing underperforming stores is business as usual for many retailers during this time. It's nothing more than the retail life…

May 27, 2014
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#MillennialsMoneyMakesTheWorldGo’Round

Knowing how to attract Millennials' money is the name of the game for retailers who know that nearly half of Millennials research products online and then buy them in-store. Retailers must stay ahead of both in-store and online channels to capture cash from Millennials because by 2020, they are expected to spend $1.4 trillion, with…