• Makeup Remover: 3 Ways To Capture The Shopper In The Evolving Beauty Aisle

    September 18th, 2017

    The beauty aisle’s greatest enhancement isn’t in ingredients or promises, but in deals. Competition from new retail channels is forcing traditional beauty brands and retailers to offer up discounts that would make some lip-lined mouths drop open.

  • Is Macy’s Walking In Discounter Shoes? The Brands May Decide

    June 16th, 2017

    Macy’s move into self-service shoe departments has some saying it is adopting a discount model in order to survive. But it may not have a choice. Will its efforts to balance shopper desires with exclusive brands help it stand apart, or blend it in with other value chains?

  • Your Favorite Retailer Has Filed For Bankruptcy; Now What?

    May 3rd, 2017

    Nine large retailers have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection so far in 2017, the same as in all of 2016. For consumers, this presents a range of considerations from whether to put an item on layaway to buying gift cards. Some bankruptcy experts provide consumer advice.