Sears Turns Over A New Old Leaf


    By Doug Stephens In a move that has taken analysts and investors completely by surprise, Sears Holdings announced that it will be embarking on bold “new” retail strategy, one that represents a complete change of course for the brand.   In a press release issued today, a spokesperson for the company said, “After …

Creativity: The Final Competitive Advantage


  By Doug Stephens   Right now your company is very likely sitting on a corporate asset of immeasurable value. It’s more precious than all the equipment, machinery and buildings you own.   It’s a tool so powerful it could reshape your company and perhaps even your entire industry. I would also wager that your …

The Future Of Retail And The Offline Escape

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By Doug Stephens   In July of 2015 the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival hit a milestone. Sales exceeded $84.25 million with 198,000 tickets sold – a record for the event that’s only been in existence since 1999. Attendance records are nothing new for Coachella. It has beaten its own benchmarks consecutively in each …

Want To Survive Amazon? Stop Thinking Like A Retailer

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By Doug Stephens   At an investor conference in March of this year, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren stated that while Amazon may be a threat in apparel sales, it was likely ill-prepared to deal with the realities of online apparel logistics. Amazon, Lundgren believes, will soon encounter inevitable challenges in dealing with online returns, pointing …

The Future Is Bright

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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 their future. The best is yet to come! Doug

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