Chick-fil-A Takes Top Branding Rank in Prophet Survey

METHODOLOGY Prophet surveyed nearly 45,000 consumers in China, Germany, United Kingdom and United States to determine which of 800+ unique brands they simply cannot…

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Nine Predictions for the 2016 Retail Holiday Season

With Halloween now behind us, the unofficial start of the 2016 retail holiday season is upon us. Amid intensifying competition,…

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Report: Restaurant industry rebounds in September

Same-store sales pick up after summer downturn, NRA Restaurant Performance Index finds Same-store sales picked up in September, and the…

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Black Friday: Why Retailers Need a Backup Plan

While Black Friday comes just once a year, most retailers have probably been planning for the major shopping day –…

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Report: Holiday shoppers waiting until post-election

The upcoming United States presidential election is so tumultuous that it’s influencing shoppers to pull back holiday shopping plans. With…

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Consumers Will Spend Almost $800 Billion on Holiday Shopping

t’s not even Halloween yet and the nation’s retailers are already looking forward to the all-important holiday shopping season. And…

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Shake Shack tests mobile ordering

Eager to take advantage of mobility, Shake Shack introduced a mobile app that includes an ordering platform. Designed on Apple’s…

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5 THINGS MILLENNIALS EXPECT FROM RETAILERS

Retailers love to talk about “Millennials” — but how successfully are they reaching this consumer group, and what can brands…

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Chick-Fil-A Fans Camped Out All Night for Free Food

A roundup of new openings to know in metro Detroit October 13 TROY — Chicken sandwich fans went absolutely nuts…

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NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION FORECASTS HOLIDAY SALES TO INCREASE 3.6%

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion…

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