Monday, April 15, 2013

Retail Reads to Start Your Week

  • Why a Warby Parker flagship retail store is a big moment for online brands (GigaOM)
  • How Teenagers Spend Their Money (The Atlantic)
  • Don't Miss Jeff Bezos' Annual Letter to Amazon Shareholders (Amazon.com)
  • Traditional Retailers Lagging in Plus-Sized Fashion Offerings (The Globe and Mail)
  • A look back 111 years at JC Penney's first store (CBS News)
  • The strange and inglorious history of tech boutique retailers (CNET) and Ron Johnson’s brand-oriented boutiques couldn’t save JC Penney. Is Best Buy any different? (PandoDaily)
  • Why airport shopping is big business (Independent Online)
  • New app pays consumers to shop (Mashable)
  • Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture Said to Draw Interest From VF, Buyout Firms (Bloomberg)
  • The Next Big Marketing Weapon For Supermarkets - The Dietitian (AdAge)
  • Target deploys prolific group of social-media gurus to win over consumers (Star Tribune)
  • Same-day delivery service may finally give retailers a fighting chance against Amazon (VentureBeat)
  • J.C. Penney's Real Problem: The Shrinking Middle Class (HBR) and For Penney, a Tough Lesson in Shopper Psychology (NY Times)
  • How the Internet Is Bankrolling the World’s Best Hoodies - And Rebooting U.S. Manufacturing (Wired)

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