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Cogito, Ergo Faucibus: I Think, Therefore I Shop

EDITORS NOTE: This is the second in a multi-part series – Retail Therapy – that focuses on the past, present, and future of the retail sector. The series will conclude on October 2, 2019, with a live stream panel discussion.

The foundation of modern Western philosophy is based on French philosopher René Descartes’s “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think, therefore, I am.” Some 400 years later, US consumers created the basis for the modern economy, or to put it in terms Descartes would recognize: I shop, therefore I am.

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Back To School Shopping Equals Big Business

We are in the midst of wrapping up summer and getting back to school. There is no doubt that retailers have been reminding us of this fact as store shelves are packed with school supplies. Back to school shopping is a vital time of year for retailers, right behind holiday shopping. Join us at The Bistro as we chat with Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights, at the National Retail Federation to learn how best to navigate the store aisles.