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Don’t miss the PRSM’s 2011 Spring conference


by Renee Cocchi

Nashville’s a great spot for music lovers, but in April it’s also a great place for retailers who have brick-and-mortar stores to take care of. Why?

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Reusable bags: Bad for people and environment?


by Renee Cocchi

Many environmentally conscious retailers (especially grocery stores) have turned to reusable bags to do their part when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint. So how could reusable bags be bad for the environment and people?

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Retail industry increasingly targeted by cybercriminals


by Renee Cocchi

Cybercriminals focused on the retail industry in October, hitting it with targeted attacks, so much so that the monthly average of targeted attack against the retail industry was a steady 0.5% of all attacks over the past two years. In October, that average rose to 25%!

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The big question: How will this year’s holiday season be different?


by Renee Cocchi

So are we coming out of a recession or not? Will retailers have a better year this holiday season or not? 

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Value-added tax detrimental to retailers


by Renee Cocchi

Policymakers in Washington D.C. say a substantial value-added tax (VAT) should be considered as a way to reduce the federal deficit. Guess what consumers say to that?

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