Mainstreet Retail & Restaurant Blog

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Why celebrate local independent retail stores?

July is Independent Retailer Month when we celebrate and support local, independent retail stores across the US. The reasons to shop local are compelling: When […]

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NRF’s Top 100 Retailers

Amazon breaks into the top 10 Recap Chart ‘The current retail revolution isn’t about overthrowing the old elite, it’s about the speed with […]

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Navigating the changing landscape of the retail POS industry

Insights & observations Mobile POS, M&A activity within the major OEM’s, retailers closing stores, others planning major POS investments within the next 12 to 24 […]

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Oracle buys Micros for $5.3 billion. Really? $5.3 billion?

Guest blog by Verlin Youd, Global Technology Solutions executive and Managing Director of VPY llc, an industry strategic advisory firm focused on retail.     […]

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Oracle to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion — Bloomberg As reported Jun 23 by Bloomberg Micros sells POS systems for hotels, restaurants and retailers with over 330,000 installations in 180 countries. This is […]

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Stage Stores named in RIS News Top 5 department stores

Stage is in good company ranking number 5 in RIS’ top 10 department stores after TJX, Stein Mart, Nordstrom and Macy’s.  Stage operates 850+ stores […]

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Can you reinvent an iconic department store?

Macy’s, Nordstrom, TJX, HBC, Sears, Kohl’s   You sure can.  Just checkout Macy’s and Nordstrom, a few of the traditional merchants committed to continuously evolving […]

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Retailers, take a ‘selfie’ of your stores

The traffic cop who gave me a speeding ticket last week provided better customer service than a few of the retail stores I’ve frequented over […]

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Is Canada the 51st state for US retail?

Probably not. At first glance, it appears that both countries have similar cultures.  In the years following the 2008 recession, several US retailers looked to […]

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Why retail stores need mobile POS

‘We only use all of our POS lanes about 10% of the time.’ ‘We’re interested in self-checkout but would like it to convert to a […]

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Stage Stores cover story in Retail Merchandiser magazine

Stages Stores has invested in new technology, store improvements and personnel to set themselves up for growth in 2014 and beyond. Read the full story  […]

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Reinventing the retail shopping mall

‘Big-box retailers are finding money in their old parking lots’ began the recent newspaper article.  Was I intrigued to read more?  You bet.  These days […]

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