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Toys “R” Us retailing challenges – competitor impact

An article in the New York Times (April 7,2012) describes competitors to Toys”R” Us, and the resulting sales challenges. Target and Wal-Mart have slashed toy prices, with Wal-Mart allowing layaway. Amazon.com continues to be aggressive in the toys category while … Continue reading

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Private Label growth in US grocery retail and branded goods impact

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (Nov 28,2011) describes grocery retailers like Safeway and Kroger rejuvenating private label products for antibiotic free meat, frozen pizza, pasta etc.  Consultants such as Mckinsey estimate that 75% of customers who try private label brands are … Continue reading

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