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Puretta And Disrupting The Toothbrush
Puretta And Disrupting The Toothbrush
September 07, 2017  |  Retail

Generally speaking, the merits of brushing teeth are not a hard sell for must humans and have not been for the last 5,000 or so...

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Changing Physical Retail’s STORY
Changing Physical Retail’s STORY
September 06, 2017  |  Retail

Though the level of alarm one feels about the current state of physical retail in the United States can vary some, from mild concern to...

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Lobster In The Desert (And Anywhere Else It’s Needed)
Lobster In The Desert (And Anywhere Else It’s Needed)
September 04, 2017  |  Retail

We’ve all been there. Desperate to eat a fresh lobster dinner in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, unable to order up...

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Serving This Generation’s ‘Tweener’
Serving This Generation’s ‘Tweener’
October 22, 2015  |  Cool

Men between 20 and 30. Rising professionals. Refined sense of fashion. That’s this generation’s “tweener” and emerging retail opportunity. Max Schmidt, co-founder of 1701 Bespoke,...

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Big Retail, Small Magic
Big Retail, Small Magic
October 08, 2015  |  In Depth

Operating an artisanal retail business: as easy as riding a unicycle backwards and blindfolded atop the edge of a razor blade. That’s the challenge of...

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The Anti-Amazon Model
The Anti-Amazon Model
September 24, 2015  |  Controversial

Can anybody beat Amazon? Not at its own game, it would appear. But Colin Robinson, Co-Founder of independent publisher OR Books, believes that smaller companies...

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The Creative Destruction Of Grocery Stores
The Creative Destruction Of Grocery Stores
September 10, 2015  |  In Depth

Online is bifurcating how consumers shop for everything — including groceries. In response, grocery chains are switching things up, experimenting with smaller formats that primarily...

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Subscription Clubs Get Naked
Subscription Clubs Get Naked
July 30, 2015  |  Hmmm

Columbia House? Book-of-the-Month Club? Yesterday’s news. In a world where connected consumers have increasing control over exactly what they want, when they want it, and...

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Retail On The Sunset Strip
Rock ‘N’ Roll Retail On The Sunset Strip
July 23, 2015  |  Cool

Digital? Not a threat to some people in the analog world. Marc Weinstein, co-founder of the world famous Amoeba Music, is a music lover who...

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