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Retail Trends #1

Retail has become more complicated.  Let’s look at one of the significant trends influencing the new model; the explosive growth of the off-price channel.  The Off-Price Retailers and the Outlet Malls have been around since the mid-70s. The success of the original off-price retailers has prompted many of the traditional retailers to chase a share […]

Target To Close All 133 Stores In Canada

There have been many lessons learned tracking the successes and failures of retailers attempting to expand north or south of the US/Canada border. It is very surprising that Target didn’t incorporate many of these basic lessons into their Canadian playbook. The list includes; Have a successful domestic strategy that can be migrated Add strong local […]

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