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Target’s Retreat Leaves Big Vacancy in Canada

Target‘s Canadian retail debacle has left a 15 million-sq.-ft. hole in the nation’s commercial real estate market that may prove hard to fill. While most of the blame for the […]


Take a Look: Six New First Research Industry Reports

Nonstore retail companies are embracing multichannel marketing tactics. Catalog retailers have adapted to online marketing successfully; they enjoy the advantages of having an established infrastructure and have extensive experience selling […]


Airlines Flying High on Cheap Oil

The four main US airline operators — American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, and United Continental — have all reported strong 2014 profits, and airline industry analysts expect them to do even […]

Shake Shack

Shake Shack IPO Generates Investor Feeding Frenzy

The upcoming IPO for burger chain Shake Shack could be the biggest initial public offering in restaurant industry history. The blockbuster offering could best previous restaurant IPOs like Chipotle, Chuy’s, […]

Hair Coloring

eSalon Looking to Disrupt Salon Services

Client loyalty is key in hair care services. Maintaining a growing group of return customers allows salon owners to boost revenue and fund training for stylists and colorists to keep […]


Are Mail-Order Catalogs Staging a Comeback?

Is there a place for the lowly mail-order catalog in the digital age? The bankruptcy of in-flight catalog SkyMall aside, recent trends suggest the answer is yes. Following five consecutive years of […]


Deaths Rise among Older Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycle dealers are tasked with doing more than peddling big bikes. They’re expanding their services to ensure that riders, specifically young boomers, are ready for the road. The US industry, […]


Default Risk Rises as Venezuelan Economy Nears Implosion

Venezuela’s rapid path to economic implosion is forcing bondholders and companies operating there to review their investment strategy. Last year several large US companies operating in Venezuela, including Coca Cola, […]


Improving Fundamentals Drive Confidence in US Economy

Broad macroeconomic conditions in the US strengthened over the course of 2014, based on key fundamentals including GDP growth, gains in the labor market, and stronger consumer and business confidence. […]


Is Big Pharma Charging Too Much for Immunizations?

On January 20, humanitarian-aid nongovernmental organization Doctors Without Borders asserted that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer are charging too much for the pneumococcal vaccine, which helps protect children from pneumonia, meningitis, […]