Exclusives & Analysis

Feb 10, 2011
A significant number of those in the retail industry have heard of...
By Lindsay Carpen, lcarpen@junctionsolutions.com
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Feb 02, 2011
Buried in the details of recent settlements between FedEx Ground (“FedEx...
By Brian Leary, bleary@mccarter.com
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Feb 01, 2011
Feeling confident that the worst is behind them, most retailers are ready...
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Feb 01, 2011
In the February issue of Chain Store Age, in our focus on mall-based...
In the February issue of Chain Store Age, in our focus on mall-based...
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Jan 27, 2011
It’s a shopper’s market.
By Dave Mesko, meskod@cintas.com It’s a shopper’s market....
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Jan 26, 2011
The retail industry will grow by 5.1% in 2011, the strongest growth in...
The retail industry will grow by 5.1% in 2011, the strongest growth in...
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Jan 25, 2011
While significant national greenhouse gas regulations have not come to...
By Lara Greden, lgreden@verisae.com
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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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