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A Tale of Two Retails – Apocalypse or Renaissance?



EDITORS NOTE: This is first of 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.

Charles Dickens opened his classic A Tale of Two Cities with a description of society leading to the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 

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Boldly Going: A Look At The Future of The Retail Sector



EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third 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.

In the Star Trek television series, the starship Enterprise traveled the universe on a five-year mission to find new life and new civilizations, “boldly go where no one has gone before.” That’s an oddly accurate analogy to where the retail sector finds itself today. 

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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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Boldly Going



Brand, experience, customer foreknowledge – oh my! It all advice Halie LeSavage, Retail Editor at the Morning Brew provides to retailers on this insightful episode. Don’t miss this last segment of our Retail Therapy series. Up next is our panel with industry experts.


I Shop. Therefore I Am.



“The stronger the retail sector, the stronger our economy,” Michael Londrigan, Professor of Graduate Studies at LIM College shares. When news of store closures inundate us over and over again, should we worry about the future of retail and our marketplace overall? Don’t miss what Micheal has to say about it!

Be sure to join us on the Better Series for our Retail Therapy series. The National Retail Federation kicked us off with A Tale of Two Retails