Best Buy in Financial Recovery, JC Penny and Walmart Hurting

Best Buy has reported better-than-expected earnings amid a difficult retail environment that has hurt other US chains JC Penney and Barnes & Noble. “In November at our investor meeting, we talked about the two problems we had to solve: declining comparable store sales and declining operating margins,” Mr Joly said, in a statement accompanying the earnings. Although sales at its US stores shrunk by 0.4% in the second...

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“Showrooming” Killing Retail Stores? Best Buy, Pet Smart and Others Should be Worried

First, we saw Target discontinue the sales of the Amazon Kindle due to people “Showrooming.” That’s where people go into the store to check out a product, and then go online and buy it from someone else. Other retailers have been trying to solve the problem, one even going so far as to charge people who are “just looking” $5.¬†http://www.businessinsider.com/stores-charges-just-looking-fee-2013-3 Best Buy...

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Our New Business-Class Podcast Production Company’s Launched — IncCast

We’ve produced more than 1,000 professional, broadcast-quality Podcasts for businesses throughout the world over the past four years, so we thought it was time to spin out a new company we’re calling IncCast. Hundreds of companies have approached us for help in reaching and staying in contact with their best prospects, to build trust and confidence, which ultimately leads to a profitable relationship. Many of them have...

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