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Holiday Shopping Kicks Off with Soft Start

NEW YORK – The 2013 holiday shopping season kicked off last week as some retailers this year opened on Thanksgiving to try to get a day more to this year's shorter shopping season of 26 days.

Chain-Store Retailers Post 2.1% Sales Gain for November

NEW YORK—Retail chain-store sales in the United States posted a gain of 2.1% for the fiscal month of November, on a year-over-year basis.

More Consumers to Shop Thanksgiving Week

NEW YORK—Retailers enjoyed another week of positive sales results as consumers began stocking up for Thanksgiving.

Holidays Look Good, Merchants Ready for Shopping

A Gymboree franchised store
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers took advantage of Veteran's Day sales and gave retailers their second consecutive week of positive sales results.

Celebrity Deathmatch: DMP vs. CRM

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for joining us for tonight’s episode of Celebrity Deathmatch! For tonight’s match we have two very serious contenders. It’s old against young, it’s seasoned warrior against upstart. Let’s see who has what it takes.

Auto Franchises Making a Come Back

Despite lackluster performance over the past few years automotive service franchises will be making a comeback. Over the past three years franchises in the automotive service sector haven’t fared well.

DISH to End Blockbuster Retail, DVD by Mail Service

All company-owned Blockbuster stores to close ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - DISH Network announced yesterday that its Blockbuster subsidiary will end its domestic retail and DVD by mail services by early next year.

Retail's Brand Storytelling: The Setting

As promised, I intend to pick up and continue developing the idea of how brands can best tell stories.

New 7-Eleven Coalition Chairman Tells of His Vision

2013-11-03 16.30.41The newly elected chairman of the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees, Joe Galea, feels he won the position because he engaged with the current leaders and members while being the executive vice president of the organization.

Past Ass'n Chair Tariq Khan Vows at Election to Fight 7-Eleven Suit against Him

7-Eleven
A 7-Eleven store. photo by Johnathan Nightingale

DANA POINT, Calif. – As the National Coalition of 7-Eleven Franchisee Associations was holding its election meetings on October 22-26 to determine who would be the next national chairman, past chair and franchisee Tariq Khan made an appearance.