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Combating the Returns Crisis – Charting a Path Forward

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Chris Jarvis, Founder of uReturns, breaks down how to effectively combat the “Returns Crisis” in our increasingly online/e-commerce first world, by learning the considerations on how best to approach strategically while considering your path forward.

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ICSC + CenterBuild Gets Real

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By Debra Hazel, President of Debra Hazel Communications The first ICSC event I’d attended in nearly two years, ICSC+CenterBuild in Phoenix, Arizona in early December, was unusual in several ways. […]

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The Winds Of Change Favor Retail

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While we normally find ourselves captivated by high-frequency economic data releases such as monthly retail sales and mobile device traffic, it is equally beneficial to examine the complexion of the […]

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Journalistic Gaslighting, Not A Retail Apocalypse

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The doom and gloom of the so-called retail apocalypse and articles filled with hyperbole and half-truths distort public perception of the retail industry. The numbers show the truth – brick-and-mortar retail is not dying, it’s thriving.

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What’s an Exclusive Territory?

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By Tom Pitegoff, Business and Franchise Attorney, Offit Kurman The extent of a franchisee’s territorial rights is the subject of Item 12 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). One of […]

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The Retail Experiment

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The term to describe a short-term leasing opportunity has evolved since the first merchants went to market to sell their goods at a town square in Central Asia. Millenia have […]

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What Apocalypse?

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By Debra Hazel, President of Debra Hazel Communications The depressing industry headlines never seem to stop: one after another, venerated retail names are closing stores or shutting down entirely. Less […]

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