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Susan Reda

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Last Saturday was a big day. It marked the debut of the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection, a partnership between two highly regarded retail brands – one a mass merchandiser, the other a luxury purveyor — that will bring more than 50 limited edition designer products to each company’s stores. The items, ranging in […]

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I don’t know Ron Johnson, JCPenney’s new CEO; I’ve never even met the man in passing. Like most of you I know a bit about his background with Apple – and before that, with Target — and I was as shocked as the next person when he was named chief executive at the 110-year-old department […]

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I know parents are not supposed to play favorites but I’m about to make a confession: Of all the lists STORES produces, the Hot 100 is my favorite. Unlike the Top 100, which looks at the leading industry performers based on annual retail sales, the Hot 100 ranks the fastest growing retail companies. It’s a […]

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I’ve lost track of how many Top 100 lists I’ve worked on during my tenure at STORES. Still, like so many things, determining which companies qualify for the Top 100 seemed simpler years ago. A retailer was easier to define. Think of it this way: If someone said they were going shopping, one had a […]

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STORES Magazine is out with its latest version of the Favorite 50. It’s a list of the online retailers that consumers like most, based on data compiled by BIGresearch. The results are derived from two write-in questions: “What website do you shop most often for apparel items?” and “What website do you shop most often […]

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There are plenty of women in the retail industry who occupy the C-suite. I just don’t think we celebrate their success nearly enough. Obviously, it’s a woman-thing; there is no way we can deny the amazing contributions men have made, but indulge me for a bit – if you will. There’s Carol Meyrowitz at TJX. […]

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Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO of Saks Inc., which operates Saks Fifth Avenue, hosted the Global Department Store Summit in NYC last month. During his opening remarks he commented, “Never let a good recession go to waste.” Those words kept rattling around in my head as I reviewed STORES Top 100 Retailers list for 2009. […]

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In the loss prevention community, professionals become hardened to crimes. While the average person’s jaw drops when they hear about some of the items stolen and/or the methods used, those in the LP trenches chalk most antics up to another day at work. On site at NRF’s Loss Prevention Conference, we decided to ask some […]

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Retailers who attended the session on Protecting People and Property at Retail Special Events, part of the NRF Loss Prevention Conference in Atlanta, may not be ready right this moment, but thanks to a plethora of good advice from a trio of experts — Suni Shamapande and Tom Arigi of Sears Holdings Corp and Eric […]

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A little over a year ago, STORES Magazine featured a cover story on Facebook. At the time we reported that only a handful of retailers were dabbling in the space, but those who were found the conversation to be engaging – because they were connecting one-to-one with customers, and because it opened a window to […]

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