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The Big $125 Billion Business of Business Gifting

It’s that time of year when every man and woman  starts to think about gifts to give, and in the case of children, gifts to receive. It’s the same for people in business. They know the value of business gifting, as fellow Forbes.com contributor Ian Altman makes clear, “It’s always a good idea to show clients your […]

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Who’s Buying Jeeps and Why? A Psychographic Case Study

Sports utility vehicles are on a roll, both in the high-end luxury car segment as well as in the mass-market. Further, the prices of mass-market SUV brands are rising while those of luxury SUV are dropping, narrowing the price gap between high-end and mass-market SUVs, according to a new report from Edmunds, the car buying […]

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Retail’s Future in 9 Demographic Trends

In this age of Big Data, when every retailer’s cup runneth over with consumer information, it has become easy to say, “Demographics don’t matter.” Take this article in HuffPost’s Advertising Week by Alexander Jutkowitz, who writes: “Ending our reliance on demographics will not only make us more effective marketers, but will also help eliminate damaging stereotypes that crop up so […]

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Ex-CEO of Calvin Klein Talks About Tapestry, Michael Kors and American Luxury

The latest financial releases from American luxury stalwarts Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman) and Michael Kors (MK and Jimmy Choo) showed strong performances this year. With retail up 5.5% year-over-year through July, prospects look good for the rest of the year. Both companies reported outstanding gains on the topline: Tapestry up 31% in both 4Q18 and […]

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Shoppers Return to the Store: Where They’re Shopping and What’s Trending Now

American retail is back with a vengeance. Through July 2018, retail and food service sales have topped 5.5% over last year , according to the Census Department’s Advanced Monthly Retail and Food Services Sales report. The Wall Street Journal credited wage growth and improved job prospects as giving American shoppers renewed confidence to spend. “The robust U.S. economy is spurring […]

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