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Make or Break: Inside A Retailer On Black Friday

The biggest shopping weekend of the year has ended, but one of the biggest questions remains—did people go out to shop? In 2018, the data revealed the continuation of a growing trend from years past. E-commerce proved to dominate the consumer spending landscape throughout the United States and beyond. Adobe Analytics reported that a whopping […]

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Positive Culture Sets Companies On Path To Growth

Corporate culture sets a tone for an entire organization’s ethos. Setting a positive foundation within an office permeates throughout its workforce and sets it on a course toward higher aspirations. As corporations scale it can be hard to sustain culture, but those who emphasize it see tangible returns. Online shoe retailer Zappos has become as […]

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Retailers Learn Hard Lessons From Mismanaged Promotion Deals

Last week, children’s store Build-a-Bear Workshop made international headlines after a promotional deal offering a “pay your age” policy for a day which resulted in hours long wait times, disgruntled customers, and an emergency shutdown of the deal because of such an overwhelming response that stores were completely unprepared for. This promotional snafu is not […]

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Best Buy Ends CD Sales, Will They Have A Recovery Similar to Vinyl Records?

Over the past few years, Millennials and other generations have mourned the loss of iconic brands that were such important parts of people’s childhoods. From the demise of video rental giant Blockbuster to the recent announcement of Toys R Us closing shop—brands and trends of years past are becoming obsolete. Now, as of July 1st, […]

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Amazon Calls On Startups, Small Businesses to Help With Shipping Burden

Amazon Inc. is looking to help new entrepreneurs in the shipping industry in its latest efforts to curb the overwhelming number of products going through its warehouses every day. A report released by Sanford F. Bernstein estimated an incredible 1.6 million packages are being shipped through Amazon daily. Rather than continuing to rely on traditional […]

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Wednesday Date Means Independence Day Spending Decline on Food, Overall Turnout

Consumer spending on food over the Independence Days is expected to be around $6.9 billion for patriotic patrons nationwide, down from 2017, when consumers spent a record $7.1 billion, according to a National Retail Federation Study. Much of this decline in spending has to do with the unfortunate timing of the mid-week holiday. Although there […]

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Big Beer Brands Suffer at Hands of Craft Brewers on Independence Day

Courtesy: Instagram @grapevineontap Every year, the Fourth of July holiday brings the best in food, friends, and beer to residents across the country. While the fireworks rain down and the burgers smoke on the grill, beer has remained a staple of many people’s celebrations. The National Beer Wholesalers Association published a study in 2016 to […]

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The Key to Increasing Profits? Integrating Diversity and Equity into Recruitments, Promotions and Retention
February 27, 2024

How can organizations truly integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) into their core operations to not only foster a sense of community but also enhance performance and profitability? Geoffrey M. Roche, Director of Workforce Development (North America) at Siemens Healthineers, brings a wealth of experience in leadership, education, culture, and workforce transformation, emphasizing […]

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Risk management and employee well-being
Merging Risk Management with Employee Well-Being is the Secret to Unlocking Workplace Potential
February 27, 2024

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the convergence of risk management, business insurance, and employee benefits has emerged as a critical focal point for organizations aiming to foster a resilient and thriving workforce. This intersection of risk management and employee well-being addresses not just the physical assets of a company but extends to the […]

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Draper At Home Announces Residential Sales Director
February 27, 2024

(Spiceland, Ind.) – Draper At Home has announced the appointment of a Director of Sales — Residential. Chris Sitarov will be responsible for Draper At Home Regional Residential Sales Managers throughout the United States. Sitarov joined Draper in 2019 as the Architectural Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic states and was most recently Director of […]

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AI In School Safety
Proactively Protecting Schools with Intelligent AI
February 27, 2024

In today’s episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Matias Klein, Founder & CEO of Kognition AI. During the conversation, they discussed leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance security in educational settings. Matias shares his journey from aspiring healthcare professional to tech entrepreneur, emphasizing the role of AI […]

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A Firsthand Account of How Social Media is Revolutionizing Retail
June 18, 2018

Traditional brick-and-mortar retail establishments are beginning to be lose foot traffic with the surge of everyday social media sites. Apps like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are becoming more than just places to wish friends a happy birthday or catch up with old relatives—more social media companies are using their platforms to promote ecommerce retailers. On […]

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In Wake of Howard Schultz’s Starbucks Exit, Just How Impactful Can An Executive Departure Be to Retailers?
June 14, 2018

The departure of a Chief Executive Officer, whether it be abrupt or planned, can have major ripple effects on shareholders, employees, and customers alike. The recent departure of Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz has led many wondering the impact a change at the highest levels of management will have on the booming coffee enterprise. Howard […]

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Study Shows Augmented Reality Gaining Foothold in Retail
June 5, 2018

Augmented Reality (AR) has taken technology and the droves of young people using it to exciting new places. One of the first big examples of the consumer power AR can have was the Pokemon Go craze of 2016. The interactive cell phone app attracted consumers by transforming the world around us into a virtual Pokemon […]

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