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Are We Witnessing the Death of Main Street, or Its Rebirth?

The decline of America’s downtown "Main Streets" is nothing new. First, the rise of the automobile meant they were displaced as the nexus of community and commercial life by out-of-town malls. More recently, even the malls have fallen victim to the rise of online...

source: By Lucy Wallwork
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Major retailers this year have announced 7,567 store closures as of July 31, according to the latest tracking information from Coresight Research. That is up from 5,524 closures in all of 2018, according to the report, which was emailed to Retail Dive.

source: Retail Dive

We have two conflicting reads on the health of the traditional retail space in the last two days. These retailers are Macy's and Wal-Mart, which were reported recently.

source: Yahoo Finance

With the bankruptcy of Barney's in the news, we're bound to see another round of handwringing in the media over the "retail apocalypse." The actual data paints a very different picture, though. As the just-released "Retail Renaissance — A Growth Story" report from...

source: NRF

Amazon has applied to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for a license to open a liquor store. Business Insider reports the license request was made by Strike & Techel, which describes itself on its website as a "San Francisco-based...

source: C-Store Decisions

Retail has become synonymous with digital bells and whistles. Artificial intelligence is helping retailers detect patterns and predict customer preferences, augmented reality enables customers to try on clothes or test out room decor, and "scan and go" apps are changing...

source: Strategy+Business

For the eighth consecutive year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a "Better for Veterans" Military Friendly® Employer by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

source: The Exchange Newsroom


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