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The aspiration of health

I’m not sure if or how this diffuses outside of NYC. It’s definitely an off-the-beaten-path idea, so it’s worth sharing. “Across the wealthiest neighborhoods in New York City, new retailers are opening the doors to those who can afford it. […]

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Shopify launches Shop mobile app

There are a lot of independent retailers on the Shopify platform. This is novel because the platform is normally behind the scenes. This app is consumer-facing, tying together multiple retailers into one experience. | learn more

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Are bankruptcy floodgates opening?

This recent issue of the newsletter Petition contains a bunch of interesting insights. Retailers are so far notably absent from restructuring. Why? One reason: it’s hard to do a Going Out of Business Sale when stores aren’t open. | learn more

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Illinois marijuana retailers are short on employees

“Everyone who works in a newly legalized pot store must undergo a state background check. And that’s putting a pinch on hiring.” I wouldn’t be too hard on IDFPR, the department responsible for licensing, since I bet they’re not getting […]

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The rise of the DTC telemarketer

Retailers, including the hip direct-to-consumer variety, are more often turning to phone calls and text messages to reach potential customers. “Telemarketing is no longer relegated to scammers, insurance companies and debt consolidation firms. Unsolicited calls and texts are becoming a […]