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Amazon’s Hold on Millennials Is Steadfast, But Competitors Can Break Its Clutches

Since its inception, Jeff Bezos has been playing the long game at Amazon. He put everyone on notice in his first shareholder letter in 1997: “We believe that a fundamental measure of our success will be shareholder value we create over the long term. We choose to prioritize growth.” Profits took a back seat to […]

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‘Shop Small, Shop Local’ Message Is Independent Retailers’ Best Hope for Pandemic Recovery

The overarching story of retail in 2020, the pandemic year, is that the big just got bigger. The biggest categories – food and beverage stores, general merchandise stores (with the exception of department stores), building materials and supplies dealers and electronic shopping – all got bigger and the biggest retailers in each of those categories […]

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Amazon and Whole Foods Need to Be Schooled By Walmart in Handling Emergencies like Coronavirus

A few weeks ago, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey incited indignation among employees suggesting they should donate paid time off to their fellow workers who suffer prolonged periods out of work due to illness or death in their family. It resulted in a Change.org petition for Amazon, which owns Whole Foods, to give all employees more […]

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Can Amazon Succeed in Luxury?

No question, every successful entrepreneur has a certain amount of madness and the more successful they are, the madder. Using that measure, Jeff Bezos, who dreamed a bookstore could become the world’s largest retailer, must be the craziest of all as he tops the list as the world’s richest person, just ahead of another mad […]

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Ulta, Sephora and Amazon: Where Is the $56.4b U.S. Beauty Retail Market Headed

LVMH just released its first-half 2018 financials, and by all accounts, its retail beauty brand Sephora is off to a good start this year. While the company doesn’t break out sales of Sephora in its Selective Retail reporting group, it revealed LVMH Selective Retail grew 9% over the same period the previous year and bragged: “Sephora achieved […]

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