Tag Archives: Cross Channel Competition

Target, Best Buy could get boost from in-store pickup

Letting shoppers buy online and then pick up their merchandise at retail stores could provide a boost for retailers such as Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc. Deloitte’s annual holiday survey indicates that 35 percent of consumers plan to … Continue reading

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Target trains the bull’s-eye on showrooming

The retailer is fine with customers browsing in stores and buying later. It just wants to make sure it’s from Target. As a Target “beauty concierge,” young Chelsea Mathison prowls the cosmetic aisles at the retailer’s Nicollet Mall store, sweetly … Continue reading

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When Creative Destruction Visited the Mom-and-Pops

A&P was Wal-Mart long before there was Wal-Mart. A prosecutor in Franklin Roosevelt’s administration called it a “giant blood sucker.” A federal judge in Woodrow Wilson’s day deemed it a “monopolist,” and another, during Harry Truman’s presidency, convicted it of … Continue reading

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Role reversal: Online retailers seek physical stores

Across the country, retailers that existed only in cyberspace are now opening — or thinking of opening — traditional stores at a time when e-commerce’s explosive growth has spawned a slew of dire predictions that brick-and-mortar retailing will become irrelevant … Continue reading

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