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June 28  Luxury fashion brands make push for sustainability


Jan 22  Top Retail Tech Influencers to Follow on Twitter in 2019

March 12  An interview with Steve Dennis

Dallas Morning News

June 30  Pier 1 gets buried in crowded home furnishings market


April 16  Best Buy’s blueprint for survival in the age of Amazon


May 20  Sears Seven Decades of Self Destruction


Jan 2  Fashion and beauty brands are prioritizing omni-channel for 2019

Grocery Dive

May 10  Pardon the disruption. Design thinking and the supermarket of the future.

Modern Retail

June 14   The blame Amazon era of bad retail is over.

Retail Touchpoints  

May 24   As Department Stores Struggle To Drive Sales, TJX, Walmart And Target Soar


Jan 20  Retail’s 10 Most Influential People


March 2   Target CEO: $7 billion in stores and technology is paying off

March 22  Target will do end-to-end makeovers of 14 Minnesota stores

Wall Street Journal

April 14  Neiman Marcus pushes refinancing


Jan 15  2019 Top Retail Influencers


Business Insider  

October 7  Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future

January 5  Amazon could buy Macy’s, Kohl’s, or JC Penney over Target

Boston Globe

August 7  Is Boston’s Wayfair the Next Amazon?


August 14  Top Retail Industry Experts To Follow On Social Media


December 29  Retail’s Amazon antidote: Buy online, pickup in-store

December 3  The future of Ikea: Small stores in big cities

September 1  How the once proud Kenmore brand ended up on the scrap heap

Desert News

November 7  How retail chains are reinventing the shopping experience


October 15  How Sears cost-cutting strategy sealed its fate

December 26  How BuzzFeed-backed toy store Camp plans to survive beyond the holiday season

Disruptor Daily

March 2  25 Retail influencers to keep an eye on in 2018

Fit Small Business

Top Retail Influencers of 2018

Footwear News

September 7  The Kardashians Are Not a Sustainable Marketing Strategy — and 6 Other      Tips From Some of Retail’s Most Successful Leaders

Furniture Today

October 18  Dennis offers 8 ways to make retail remarkable


September 28  In push to become retailers, fashion brands under-going internal overhauls


September 3 With these strategies, US retailers want to hold their own against Amazon (German)

September 17  A hedge fund manager plays retailer–and fails spectacularly

HomeWorld Business

December 19   eRetailer Summit: Strive For ‘Remarkable’ Retail Experience


PODCAST: Why retail isn’t dying


PODCAST: How to amplify customer experience, create scarcity and be remarkable.”

Real Worth Network

PODCAST:  “Is real estate dead, or just morphing?”

Retail Dive

August 9  Wayfair unleashes mixed reality shopping

Retail Learning Co.

November 26  Making An Impact In The Retail Industry

Retail TouchPoints

March 12  The death of boring retail: Exclusive Q&A

February  2018 Outlook Guide: The retail industry adapts to rapid change.

The Robin Report

May 10  A Roadmap To Innovation


2018 Top 100 Retail Influencers

Verde Strategy

PODCAST: “Reinventing retail in the age of Amazon.”

The Wall Street Journal

October 15  Sears Reshaped America, From Kenmore to Allstate

What’s Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova

August 17  Is Retail Dead?

Wise Marketer

September 3  It’s likely that the retail apocalypse is fake news



November 25  25 Must Read Retail IT Blogs


November 24  Why shopping is about to become all about the experience

September 25  Radio interview on Toys R Us and Amazon (starts at minute 6)

Business Insider

April 13   Closing stores won’t prevent retail collapse.

Business of Fashion

August 1  Should Hudson’s Bay Sell Saks?

February 9  Should Amazon be fighting Hudson Bay for Macy’s?

Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 5  Malls aren’t dead, they’re just evolving

Dallas Morning News

October 9  Neiman Marcus more upbeat as it stems sales losses

March 15  Neiman Marcus puts itself up for sale

Dallas Business Journal

September 6  How Frito-Lay could take a healthy bite out of the Amazon/Whole Foods deal

January 31  How JC Penney can benefit from Sears struggles

January 8  JC Penney says it’s on track for 4th quarter 


April 20  ‘They’ve sold out’: A Walmart acquisition could be damaging for fashion brands

Digital Commerce 360

September 20  A Toys R US turnaround needs an omni-channel focus retail experts say


November 20  Why This Christmas Is Make-Or-Break For Macy’s

January 12  JC Penney CEO admits it will close some stores


November 6  Inside Michael Kors plan to make Jimmy Choo a $1 billion brand

September 6  After the flash-sales gold rush Gilt focuses on customer data

June 1  What happens after two fashion brands merge? 


October 10  Fallen angel: Inside Victoria’s Secret

Internet Retailer

April 17  Walmart’s pickup discount for online orders gives consumers greater choice


April 6  Top 20 retail influencers you must follow

MarketPlace (radio)

December 19  Retailers rethink physical stores as online retail grows

NY Post

July 27  Off-price retailers are losing their steam

June 13  Neiman’s takes itself off the block

January 5  Sears sells Craftsman brand for $900MM

San Francisco Chronicle

February 12  Just by sticking around, Sears hurts Macy’s


December 20  2017 was the year of retail’s existential reckoning


January 2  Top 50 Retail Influencers

Wall Street Journal

June 20  How to survive the retail crisis: A master class from TJX 

April 17  Neiman Marcus finds even wealthy shoppers want better deals

Washington Post

June 1  The big missteps that brought an American retail icon to the edge of collapse


Dallas Business Journal

December 29  JC Penney Piloting HVAC Services

November 14  How JC Penney is attracting the millennial shopper

September 12  What business stand to win, or lose, if Walmart is allowed to sell liquor

Dallas Morning News

April 26  Neiman Marcus holds tight to top standing in luxury retailing


January 13   Saks is using Gilt Group to battle Nordstrom

Marketplace (NPR)

January 7  Retail writes an obit on flash sale sites 

National Retail Federation

October 13  Retail’s Digital Summit Highlights

Retail Dive

January 7  11 predictions for the future of retail 

Retailers Association of India

March/April Issue 

San Francisco Chronicle

October 21  Can technology save the brick & mortar store?

March 11  Gap and J. Crew, struggling online, now face Amazon


Advertising Age

September 10  Marketing’s New ‘Power of Now’

Bloomberg/Business Week

April 17  What The Target Collaboration Means for Lilly Pulitzer

CBS 11

November 25  Bleak Friday Interview


September 21  Luxury Retail’s ‘Frictionless” Moment

July/August Issue  25 Years of Loyalty

June 29  Digital-first Loyalty in Luxury

March 23  From Runways to Front Rows

January 26  Embracing the Blur: How Luxury Retail Can Capture the Blended Channel Consumer

The Daily Globe and Mail

December 25 Hudson’s Bay presses forward in face of retail ‘headwinds’

Dallas Morning News

November 25  Black Friday Has Lost Its Ability to Predict Holiday Season

September 23  JC Penney Has a New Chief Merchant

February 10  RevTech Accelerator Wants to Make Dallas the Epicenter of Retail Innovation

December 3  Should Fashion Designers Name Labels After Themselves?

April 20  Do Department Stores Have a Future?

Harvard Business Review

October 8  Micro-moments and the Shopper Journey


May 18  Small Business Success Story: Online Retailers Get Physical

Retail Dive   

November 10  Why Relationships Between Brands and Luxury Stores Are Changing

StoreRai (Indian Retailer)

May/June Issue  Small is the New Stupid

The Street

October 28   10 Retailers Keeping Their Doors Shut for Thanksgiving


Bloomberg/Business Week

August 5  Coach Rookie Mistake Erodes Luxury Cache as Sales Slide

The Boston Globe

August 13  Amid Flash-sales slump, Rue La La is Hit Hard


May 19  The 10 Most Common Mistakes of Loyalty Marketing

Chicago Tribune

August 4  What’s Going Wrong at Sears Now?


May 12  Fast Money Appearance to Discuss Sears


November 24  Four Factors That Create Compelling Loyalty

September 15  Loyalty is an Emotion

July 14  One Brand, Many Channels (and Why Silos Belong on Farms)

June 3  Share of Attention is the New Share of Wallet

March 17 Building Luxury Loyalty

Dallas Business Journal

May 28  Could a Woman Lead Target Out Of Its Mire?

Dallas Morning News

November 16  Black Friday is Still a Big Shopping Day

June 4   Online Retailers Open Stores in Dallas

May 19  Analysts Keep JC Penney On a Short Leash

Retail Touchpoints

10 Retail Experts Share Predictions on 2014 Digital Engagement



May 23 Saks and Neiman Marcus Merger at the Rumor Stage

Bloomberg Business Week

December 6 Sears Plans to Spin Off Lands’ End to Shareholders

September 10 Neiman Marcus’s New Buyers Face Tough Luxury Retail Environment

June 11 At Sears, Eddie Lampert’s Warring Divisions Model Adds to the Troubles

May 22 KKR Said to Weigh Push for Saks-Neiman U.S. Retail Merger

January 16 Personalized Panties Seen Aiding Nordstrom Discounts War

Dallas Business Journal

August 16 JC Penney Shops for a CEO: Who can they bag?

June 28 Neiman Marcus’ Karen Katz: ‘Willing to push the envelope’

Dallas Morning News

December 14  Neiman Marcus Still Defines Luxury in a Casual World

June 4 Dallas-area retail chains have big potential for going public

The Deal Pipeline

May 23 Saks: LBO candidate or strategic target?


January 2 Prediction: Get Ready for a Kim and Kanye Kids’ Klothing Line

Financial Times

April 12 Retailer’s bite of the Apple turns sour

January 8 The long, long wait for a Sears turnaround

Huffington Post

August 21 Why JC Penney Can’t Find a CEO

May 22 Why a Saks-Neiman Marcus Merger Makes Sense

Luxury Daily

November 15  Is Technology Increasing Relevance of Retail Store Employees?

YouTube/IBM Smarter Commerce

June 3 Smarter Commerce Conversations with Steven Dennis, SageBerry Consulting

Women’s Wear Daily

June 25 Neiman Marcus Files for IPO


Accessories Magazine

May 8 Barneys Rescued in a Debt-for-Equity Swap

Bloomberg Business Week

March 16 Michael Kors Doubles Stores

January 14 Saks Woos Women Back to Clothes After Bags for Recession:Retail

Haute Living

December 13 Ralph Lauren to Eliminate Rugby Label

Luxury Daily

October 30 Ecommerce, deferred purchases to lessen Hurricane Sandy retail freeze

October 25 Chanel, Barneys face flak for pushing brand envelope

Puget Sound Business Journal

March 23 Nordstrom set up its Rack strategy years ago

USA Today

January 12 Best Buy still faces customer service problems, experts say


Bloomberg Business Week

December 15 Kors Raises $944M in IPO, Pricing Above Range

MO Luxury

December 9 Michael Kors set to float in the US


October 17 Online Flash Sales Less Flashy as Inventory Shrinks

Wall Street Journal

May 4 Sears Earnings Warning Raises Concerns About Retailer’s Future


Bloomberg Business Week

October 14 Why Luxury Goods are Scare at Outlet Malls

October 8 Shoppers with Money Find Less to Buy at Neiman’s and Saks

July 16 Tiffany Unveils Holly Bags on Web Ahead of Debut

May 5 Stuart Weitzman Says Stakeholder is Exploring Sale

February 10 Tory Burch’s Plan to Open 100 Stores is No Vanity Project

Chicago Tribune

November 24 Veil Rises Quietly On Nordstrom Bridal Business

Crain’s New York Business

November 21 Ralph Lauren Wears It Well

Dallas Morning News

December 19 The Twelve Apps of Christmas

November 25 Smart Phones Could Make You a Smarter Shopper

November 10 New Store Openings Make Dallas a Retail Hub

Dow Jones Newswire

June 15 DJ FOCUS: Pier 1 Taking Steps To Return To E-Commerce


September 29 Affluent Marketers and Luxury Brand Retailers Online

Luxury Society

May 10 The Flash Sale Market Hits The Wall

Palm Beach Post

June 1 Weak Euro May Not Boost Saks Appeal

Women’s Wear Daily

October 6 Burt Tansky: A CEO With a Laser Focus


Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 29 Black Friday is Not the Only Chance for Bargains

Dallas Morning News

December 17 Retailers Sell Out of Key Items as Holiday Counts Down

November 6 Rise in Sales May Prod Retailers to Stick with Full Prices

Denver Post

November 22 Retailers Doubt Shoppers Ready to Spend Again

Global Times

December 10 Desperate Retailers Seek Holiday Rescue

Palm Beach Post

November 22 Retailers Expecting Black Friday Crowds But Will They Spend?

Women’s Wear Daily

July 15 Romancing the Shopper: Retailers Get Personal