Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Retail & Consumer Reads

  • Why Amazon should just buy RadioShack (Quartz)
  • What every retailer needs to know about social media (SmartBlog)
  • Macy’s and Martha Stewart Head to Court Over JC Penney Pact (Bloomberg)
  • Luxury Brands Still Lag in Mobile (OnlineMediaDaily)
  • OfficeMax, Office Depot in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ) and Office Depot, OfficeMax Said to Discuss Merger Amid Pressure (SF Chronicle)
  • U.S. Consumer Technology Retail Sales Declined 2% in 2012 (NPD)
  • Gilt Groupe's Kevin Ryan on What Works, And Doesn't Work, in Flash Sales (Inc.)
  • Are 3D printing shops the future of retail? (Conversations by Nokia)
  • What It's Really Like To Work At Lululemon (Business Insider)
  • The "2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus" Report (comScore)
  • Same-Day Delivery Darling Shutl Takes on Amazon’s Ground Game (Wired)
  • Strategy missteps could cost these luxury retail brands (MarketWatch)
  • Why Emerging Technologies May Hold the Future of Fashion (Entrepreneur)

Tuesday's Retail Quick Fact: Sales at U.S. department stores fell 1.1% in 2012 to $182.8 billion, the 8th consecutive annual decline, and are down 21.4% from the 2000 peak of $232.5 billion.

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