Live from NEMOA: The End of the Big-Box Era?

| Jim Tierney

Saratoga Springs, NY–Paco Underhill, founder/managing director of New York-based research and consulting firm Envirosell, knows a thing or two about shopping trends. His agency scours all points of the globe

Deals on upswing in second quarter

| Jim Tierney

It was a busy second quarter, with 19 deals completed, significantly more than the dozen finalized during the same period last year. Because the transactions

British invasion

| Heather Retzlaff

The British are coming or at least, their catalogs are. About a decade after several U.S. catalogers including Lands’ End, Peruvian Connection, and Talbots

Animal magnetism

| Mark Del Franco

Alex Tabibi, chairman/CEO of Pets United, has a lofty goal: He wants his company to be the Wal-Mart of the Web. Unfortunately for him, Walmart.com is