Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thursday's BIG Retail Reading List

  • The Secret to Costco's Success: The Cheapest, Happiest Company in the World (Businessweek)
  • SoHo Gives a Glimpse of the Retail Store of the Future (Mashable)
  • Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: Add more temps (Reuters)
  • Welcome home: 'Made in USA' on the rise (NBC News)
  • Despite Retailers Best Efforts, The Showrooming Trend Is Not Slowing Down (Harris Interactive)
  • The Mobile Shopping Life Cycle (HBR)
  • Lululemon Facing Downward as Troubles Mount on CEO Exit (Bloomberg)
  • The Rise of Swanky Store Brands (Time)
  • Five tips for converting the last-minute Father’s Day shopper (
  • Why Stores Should Behave More like Online Retailers (Kurt Salmon)
  • Wealthy expected to spend less on stuff they don't need (CNN Money) and 75% of affluent consumers will purchase apparel in coming year, but becoming more value-conscious (Luxury Daily)
  • One Third of Grocery Shoppers Use Mobile in Stores (Supermarket News)
  • The Container Store Finds Success by Keeping it Simple (Businessweek)
  • How Geography Affects Social and Online Shopping Habits Worldwide (Adweek)
  • Customer Clout: The Growing Power Of Consumer Reviews (CNBC)
  • New Gilt Groupe CEO on New Business Ideas, the Flash-Sales Bubble and a Future IPO (AllThingsD)
  • Are Brands Required to Market to Everyone? (FastCo)
  • Retailers Remain Cautious On Merchandise Imports (NRF)
  • Groceries Could Be Amazon's Next Killer App...If It Can Solve the Math (Wired) and Chanel For Cheap? Why Department Stores Should Fear Amazon's Beauty Push (Forbes)
  • Young consumers voracious users of mobile retail apps (Chain Store Age)

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