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Jill Puleri

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The Cloud: A Holiday Shopping Miracle

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 7:48 AM

If Santa and his merry band of elves were real, it would take about 50 international distribution centers to re-stock his sleigh to deliver presents to millions of children around the world. 

As retailers prepare for their busiest time of year, they cannot rely on holiday magic to...

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Who's Running The Retail Industry? It's You

(4) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 9:22 AM

As consumers, you've been enjoying a lot of power lately. Thanks to digital tools and an abundance of information, you can generally ask for and receive much more individualized service from your favorite service provider -- whether it be an insurance company, car dealer, a retailer or a bank.

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The Biggest Winners in Retail? Consumers, Hands Down

(87) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Who came out on top this past holiday season?

Shoppers like you and me, hands down.

Retailers were savvier than ever about using technology to stay in the game. Stores shuffled prices online hourly during sales days, battling to offer the lowest prices. Malls dished up apps that helped folks...

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From Fashionistas to Frugalistas: Why Discounting, Couponing and Flash Sales Will Remain Key to Consumer Spending

(4) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 4:33 PM

The retail outlook for the holiday season is fairly encouraging: sales are expected to increase 3.5% for November and December, according to a projection from the International Council of Shopping Centers. Not bad during a year of anemic consumer spending, stubbornly high unemployment, natural disasters, astronomic gas prices...

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