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Nordstrom stock is down 52% in the last 12 months. Only Macy’s stock performs worst in the S&P 500 retail index.

It’s clear that Nordstrom should not have bought HautLook in 2011 and Trunk Club in 2014. In 2016, Nordstrom wrote down the value of Trunk Club by half of its $350m purchase. That’s $175m in value it desperately needed to spend elsewhere to compete with Amazon. Each million dollar mistake today results tens of millions in lost opportunity next year. Mistakes ...Read rest of Chalk

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Amazon is a 'Retail Hacker'

Amazon is spying on your business. It's crawling your website, checking your prices, and then stealing your customers. If this sounds creepy, it is.

On a weekly basis over the last few years I have found Amazon's bots crawling my 400+ retailers' web pages. I block these Amazon bots but they just keep coming back. Why do they crawl and keep coming back? Well, let's ask ourselves: what does Amazon do with this data? Using what it crawls on your...Read rest of Chalk

amazon   retailware   hacking

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August 16
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What company in the tabletop industry has invested in a tech company? I don't know of one. I believe our industry should be doing what UPS does and investing in tech--and I'll explain why.

As today's WSJ shares, UPS has a venture capital arm and it has this because smart businesses know that most businesses are becoming more like: software businesses. Therefore, businesses have to ‘buy’ that know-how by investing in a tech company. UPS knows that it doesn't have the ...Read rest of Chalk

macy's   ups   amazon

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August 16


It’s almost the weekend… Before bidding goodbye to the blissful days of sweet summertime… we’re savoring the last of summer entertaining with a lil “sip serve and repeat”... Cheers!!
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August 15
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The status of some big retailers, per today’s WSJ.

Wsj   Macy’s   stock price

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August 15
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August 14
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New feature:
Your 'New Products' page now shows you the date the item was added. This makes it easier for you and customers to keep track of your business adding new items.

In the example shown, we see that the retailer added the three items today.



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