Monday, February 4, 2013

Retail Reads to Start Your Week

  • Why the Customer Is (Sometimes) Wrong (Inc.)
  • How Fab Built A $600 Million Company In Less Than 2 Years (Business Insider)
  • Retailers are Losing the Battle for Consumer's Time (WWD)
  • Whatever Happened To Google Wallet? (Forbes)
  • Gap’s Banana Republic Makes Fashion Blogger Star of Spring Campaign (Bloomberg)
  • Retailers Rethink Shopping Cart Abandonment (eMarketer)
  • Pinterest's Retail Problem (Adweek)
  • Shoppers’ smartphone use not all bad for brick-and-mortar stores (Washington Post)
  • Retailers that will close the most stores in 2013 (USA Today)
  • Purchase portal: The Internet as the shopper’s tool (McKinsey & Co.)
  • Amazon, Apple, and the beauty of low margins (Remains of the Day)
  • The Retail To E-Tail Impact (MarketingDaily)

Monday's Retail Quick Fact: At the end of its fiscal 3rd quarter, Abercrombie & Fitch had 131 international stores and non-U.S. operations accounted for 29.7% of total company sales, up from just 17 stores and 9.9% of sales just three years ago

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