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If you could ask a retail CEO one question about your career, what would it be? That’s the framework for which our team approached the CEO panel at our inaugural student program at Retail’s BIG Show and – happily – that strategy did not disappoint. When we started planning the event several months ago, our […]

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Disbelief is quickly turning into concerns about complying with the sweeping changes that come with the Affordable Care Act. Small business owner Dave Ratner and I spoke at the Main Street Retailing Forum held during Retail’s BIG Show in New York to help small retailers understand requirements that will begin as early as this June. […]

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Retail’s BIG Show can be a whirlwind experience for the brand new attendee, but even a seasoned BIG Show attendee like myself is blown away by what I see, learn and hear every year. Now put yourself in the shoes of a college student coming to the Big Apple for retail’s flagship event. Combined with […]

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It’s always helpful to have a roadmap. Just 20 years ago we relied on big paper maps to get around cities and winding country rounds. For today’s travels we use websites, smartphones and in-car navigation to get us where we need to go. In retail, knowing which turn to take in the technology world starts […]

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Two weeks ago in New York, more than 27,600 retail professionals from around the world gathered to find solutions, network with their peers and move the retail industry forward, making this year’s show the largest Retail’s BIG Show in the event’s 102-year history. As you might imagine, it takes quite a bit of planning, hard […]

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It was standing-room only during the Main Street Retailing Forum, held last week during Retail’s BIG Show in New York. One of the highlights of the forum for me was moderating a session with three of our winners from NRF’s “This is Retail” video contest. While the contest itself told the stories of retailers all […]

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When Donna Karan took the stage at Retail’s BIG Show on Monday, she didn’t provide strategies for retailers to get ahead, instead she encouraged them to search their consciences and give back. Karan said that for her, business has always been personal. She’s a designer as well as a consumer, and she built her business […]

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Is the digital revolution comparable to the Industrial Revolution? That’s the question Deloitte’s Alison Paul posed at one of the Retail’s BIG Show keynotes this week, “The Great Convergence.” It’s a thought-provoking question with an undeniable answer that will forever change the way retailers operate. The Industrial Revolution caused a massive reconstruction of the economy, […]

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“This guidance is as clear as mud,” said Thomas L. McCally, Esq., equity member of the Washington, D.C. law firm Carr Maloney P.C. discussing the implications of the April 2012 guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on employers’ use of criminal background checks. The Retail’s BIG Show session, “The EEOC Crackdown on Criminal […]

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As Retail’s BIG Show was in full swing, crowding the giant Jacob Javits Convention Center yesterday afternoon, a smaller, select group of retail CMOs were putting their heads together in a meeting across New York, focusing on the future of retail marketing. The RAMA CMO Summit brought together an exclusive group of senior retail marketing […]

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