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The Future Is Bright

Posted March 11, 2016
Posted in Blog, News, The Future

Little did we know, when we started Retail Prophet seven years ago, that we would be on the cusp of a retail revolution! Thanks so much to all our clients, partners and readers who have let Retail Prophet be part of …


The Retail Revival Has Begun!

Posted December 31, 2012
Posted in News

I’m happy to let you know that my new book, the Retail Revival: Reimagining Business For The New Age of Consumerism is now available for pre-order.   You can get it here: Wiley Amazon  Barnes & Noble Synopsis:   The …


There’s No Room for Revolutionaries on Wall Street

Posted June 21, 2012
Posted in Branding, News, Store Experience, Strategy

By Doug Stephens Several months ago, JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson and his newly formed executive team  made some significant changes to the pricing and promotional structure for the chain.  These changes almost immediately met with speculation from investors, anger …


Victoria’s (and the garment industry’s) Secret

Posted April 22, 2011
Posted in News, Store Experience, Trends

Doug Stephens Consumers are placing far more emphasis on corporate compassion and social responsibility as key drivers in their brand choices.  Yet some brands continue to engage in industry practices that seem to fly in the face of these values. …


PlayBook gets subdued retail launch

Posted April 21, 2011
Posted in Marketing, News, Store Experience, Technology, Trends

Via Computerworld By Matt Hamblen Nobody expects the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to sell as well as the iPad 2. Still, Research In Motion seems to have taken an especially measured approach with its PlayBook launch, which started Tuesday in stores such …