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Urban Outfitters Introduces A New Concept for Anthropoligie Called Devon Yard

Urban Outfitters Inc. just reported a bang-up second quarter. Overall sales rose 13.7% to reach a record $992 million in the second quarter 2018. The company attributed those gains to “double-digit growth in the digital channel and positive retail store sales,” noting a comparable retail store increase of 13%. The company remained conservative in its […]

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Minneapolis’ Martin Patrick 3 May Be the Hottest Retailer in the Hottest Retail Market

Fast Company magazine recently identified five cutting-edge retailers that have figured out how to compete in the age of Amazon and bring shoppers back to the physical store in an article entitled “The future of retail in the age of Amazon.” Three of the five retailers profiled – Mall of America, Target and Martin Patrick 3 […]

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Main Street Retail

Pointy Partners with Google to Help Local Retailers Compete Against Amazon

Amazon’s onslaught against brick-and-mortar retail is relentless. Today it controls about 5% of all American retail, according to Bloomberg, and is on track to take 49% of all online spending this year predicts EMarketer. Amazon is the competitor that keeps local independent retailers up at night. Some 73% of independent retailers surveyed by the Advocates for Independent […]

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Business Gifts & Gifting

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 […]

Jeep Wrangler

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 […]