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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 reta...

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Oracle to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion — Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-23/oracle-buys-micros-for-4-6-billion-to-add-hotel-software.html As reported Jun 23 by Bloomberg Micros sells PO...

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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 8...

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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 t...

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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 the pa...

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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...

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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 traditional, ca...

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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.  T...

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