Exclusives & Analysis

Nov 26, 2013
One thing is certain in the world of retail: the pace of change is...
By Kathy Gersch, executive VP, Kotter International One thing is certain...
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Nov 25, 2013
Thanksgiving is drawing near, and with the official start of the holiday...
By Shelley E. Kohan, shelley@retailnext.net Thanksgiving is drawing near,...
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Nov 22, 2013
More than 1,000 U.S. merchants will offer free shipping this Dec. 18 on...
By Maria Haggerty, president, Dotcom Distribution More than 1,000 U.S....
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Nov 20, 2013
Recent public and embarrassing website crashes of Amazon, Groupon and even...
By Sven Hammar, co-founder and CEO, Apica Recent public and embarrassing...
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Nov 15, 2013
Soon it will be the peak time of year for retail sales: the make-or-break...
By Jason Hamilton, Snagajob Soon it will be the peak time of year for...
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Nov 13, 2013
Here we look at the challenges faced and how a mobile POS, can help both...
By Justin Coward, managing director, mobile retail systems, VeriFone, ASPAC
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Nov 12, 2013
The future is knocking on the door of hedge fund manager and owner of...
By Lynn Hinderaker, lynn@lynnhinderaker.com The future is knocking on the...
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Expert Opinion

‘The King Kong of Jewelry’: Signet-Zales deal creates a conundrum for retailers and malls

By Michael Lebowitz, director of jewelry, White Pine Jewelry Solutions

Signet Jewelers’ $1.4 billion deal to acquire 90-year-old jewelry mainstay Zales made big headlines back in February. But reporters, analysts and investors were not the only ones paying attention to the pending purchase — as soon as they heard the news, mall managers and mall-based jewelers knew the King Kong of retail jewelry had just been born. More ....

 

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