Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday's Top Retail & Consumer Reads

  • For Woodbury Common Outlets, an overdue makeover (NY Times)
  • Mobile Becoming Moms' Daily Shopping Companion (eMarketer)
  • Death of the Salesmen: Technology's Threat to Retail Jobs (The Atlantic)
  • The Rise of Virtual Brick-and-Mortars (HBR)
  • Exhuming JC Penney’s Failed Marketing Makeover For Leadership Lessons We Can All Use (FastCo)
  • Deal seeking cemented as path-to-purchase behavior for all shoppers (Parago)
  • Tablets Overtake Smartphones as the Big Shopping Device (Adweek)
  • There’s No Place Like the Mall: The State of the U.S. Shopping Center (Nielsen)
  • Social commerce is like a unicorn: beautiful, alluring, and almost totally imaginary (VentureBeat)
  • The Future of Retail: Flagship Stores (POPAI)
  • Ups and downs of global brands: Consumers luxuriate in shopping on the web (FT)
  • How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce (Business Insider)
  • Abercrombie Execs Troubled By Involvement Of CEO's Partner (BuzzFeed)
  • Forget ‘Showrooming’: 77% of Mobile Retail Shoppers Buy In-Store (StreetFight)
  • Why Warby Parker Opened a Retail Store (Inc.)
  • Are Pop-up Stores Here to Stay? (Knowledge@Wharton)
  • KKR Said to Weigh Push for Saks-Neiman U.S. Retail Merger (Bloomberg) and Saks, Neiman: A Possible Fit? (WSJ) and Saks is improving as a retailer, but real estate is its crown jewel (Quartz)
  • The Top Luxury Fashion Brands on Pinterest (Mashable)
  • Wal-Mart exec: Mobile can revive personal shopping touch (CNET)
  • High-Tech Shopping: Meet the Future of Retail (LAPTOP)
  • Hispanic Malls' Drawing Crowds by Being Culturally in Tune (AdAge)

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