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August 6, 2020
For many people, the Williams-Sonoma brand is a longtime favorite, but chances are, not too many have thought about the origin of its name. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg reports how the company’s email campaign last week highlighting its founder, Chuck Williams, is out to change that—a wonderful remembrance of the man who not only created one of the home furnishings industry’s most iconic brands, but also radically transformed the kitchen and cooking products business.
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July 30, 2020
Black Friday has been dying a slow death for several years, but 2020 spells a special kind of doom for the retail event. Following announcements by Target and Walmart that neither will open on Thanksgiving, retail expert Warren Shoulberg explains how COVID-19 could be the final nail in the shopping holiday’s coffin.
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July 23, 2020
Historically a time more suited to purchasing clothes or academic supplies, back-to-school has recently become a boon for consumer electronics and retailers selling home goods for dormitories and study spaces. Retail Watch columnist breaks down projections for an uncertain season ahead.
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July 16, 2020
At its annual meeting, held virtually earlier this week, Bed Bath & Beyond laid out a surprising game plan for its future. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains what’s next for the beleaguered big-box retailer.
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July 6, 2020
Even as a surge of COVID-19 cases paralyzes large sections of the country, parts of the retail world are seeing a strong sales rebound. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg breaks down who is faring best in this volatile new climate.
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June 18, 2020
Traditional retail business wisdom dictates avoiding controversial topics like politics and race. But a wave of brands are reversing that policy in order to take a historic public stand on racial injustice, reports Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg.
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