Monday, December 3, 2012

Retail Reads to Start Your Week

  • Online Retailers Rush to Adjust Prices in Real Time (NY Times)
  • Refreshed Stores, Social-Savvy Ads and Bit of Good Timing Help The Gap Come Back Into Style (AdAge)
  • Build it, and they will come: How the independent bookstore strikes back in the age of Amazon (The Atlantic)
  • Can Spanx Stores Fit Into America's Malls? (Businessweek)
  • The future of retail grocery in a digital world (McKinsey & Co)
  • Only the Strong Survive: Online sales may bring holiday fear for some weaker US malls (Reuters)
  • Meet Everlane, the online clothing brand with the moral compass of a Buddhist monk (NY Mag)
  • Same-Day Delivery Becomes a Costly Web Battleground (WSJ)
  • How Lee Jeans has sustained its brand authenticity since 1889 by stressing value over image, and utility over fashion (Adweek)
  • More mannequins, less clutter at heart of JC Penney turnaround plan (CNBC)
  • Online spending in November jumps 15% to $20.4 billion as 5 individual days eclipse $1 billion in sales (comScore)
  • Thrillist and Jack Threads aiming to blend content & commerce in creating the ultimate digital guide for urban guys (Bloomberg)
  • Clicks Before Bricks: Online-only retailers opening stores to enhance the shopping experience (CNN Money)
  • Study says 1 in 3 U.S. consumers would consider a Wal-Mart mortgage (Chicago Tribune)
  • How Jos. A Bank Makes Money By Selling One Suit And Giving Seven Away For Free (Business Insider)

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