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Retail Report Reveals “Best” and “Worst” Retailers of 2012 Season?

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Charleston, SC—How do you measure what makes a retailer the “best” or “worst” of 2012? Well, According to America’s Research Group (ARG), which today released its Updated Retail Report, you have to taken into account customer retention. “A well-marketed, well-merchandised retailer needs to retain 80% or more of its customer …

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Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade groups are joining the chorus urging President Obama to intervene in what should be a strike affecting all East Coast ports. Although another round of talks are scheduled this week between International Longshoremen’s …

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AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

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Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, accessories and footwear importers and retailers are worried about another upcoming deadline: Dec. 29. If no deal is reached in the contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) and United States …