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mass retailing

Mass retailing has a new triumvirate

As 2020 finally and reluctantly gives way to 2021, the mass retail community is understandably optimistic about the year ahead. As background, much has changed, more perhaps than in any other 12-month period in the history of retailing in America. Foremost among these shifts in consumer shopping habits is the undeniable fact that online shopping,

New crop of merchants rises

New crop of merchants rises

A new generation of faces has quietly assumed leadership positions within the mass retailing community, a generation that has come to dominate the buying and merchandising ranks. In the main, these merchants are largely unknown outside their companies, though they are quickly gaining recognition and respect. With the NACDS Total Store Expo event coming to

Mass retail: a status report

Mass retail: a status report

The first quarter of the new calendar year is history — and the mass retailing community still bubbles with more questions than answers. Few major mass retailers have dramatically altered course in response to changes in the marketplace. Many grocery retailers have continued to perform well during trying times. Target, notably, has recovered its stride