Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday's Top Retail & Consumer Reads

  • Maybe JC Penney is just one of those companies that can’t be saved (Quartz)
  • State online sales tax bill revived in U.S. Congress (Reuters)
  • Barnes & Noble: Nook Business Will Lose Even More Money This Year (Mashable)
  • Institutional Investors Likely to Increase Allocations to Retail Real Estate in 2013 (Retail Traffic)
  • Under Armour Finds Feminine Side to Go Beyond $2 Billion (Bloomberg)
  • How Retailers Learned to Beat the Flash-Sale Bubble (The Atlantic Wire)
  • Despite Holiday Struggles, Target Says High-Fashion Partnerships Will Continue (Pioneer Press)
  • Touchscreen T-Shirts Only A Few Years Away (PSFK)
  • Apple’s Retail Strategy Proves That If They Build It, You Will Come...And Spend (TechCrunch)
  • Why investors in retail should learn to love digital (The Globe and Mail)
  • Q&A With Whole Foods Co-Founder John Mackey (Businessweek)
  • Why Macy's is spending $400 million to renovate its iconic flagship store (Fortune)
  • Why do retailers under-invest in labor, when good jobs are good for business? (HBR)
  • Welcome to the House That Gucci Built, the Fashion World's Most Unlikely Headquarters (WSJ)

Consumer sentiment improves in February on job outlook (Reuters)

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