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Small Retailers Increasingly Concerned with Government (Over)Regulation

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The expanding scope and cost of government regulation are placing new burdens on America’s small businesses, hindering their ability to create jobs and drive economic growth, according to a new survey released today by the National Retail Federation, which worked with market research firm GfK. “Overregulation is undermining the resolve …

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Store Savvy: Nasty’s Gal’s 1st Store Takes the Brand from Clicks to Bricks

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Los Angeles–A bold neon sign hangs in the window stating, “No, it’s not a porn site.” Eye-catching? Yes. Necessary? Probably not anymore. Nasty Gal–a buzzy, super-successful online fashion site for trendy, free-thinking women–just opened its first retail location, and the name is finally overriding its Name. Nasty Gal’s garage-to-cult-status success …

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Fred Segal to ‘Reinvent Retail Experience’; Paul Blum Named CEO of Parent Co.

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New York—Sandow, owner of LA-based retailer Fred Segal, has plenty to talk about this week. For one, the company has partnered with equity investor Evolution Media Partners. Secondly, Paul Blum, best known for helming brands such as David Yurman, Kenneth Cole and Juicy Couture, has been named Sandow’s chief executive …

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“Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper” Offers Tips for Independent Retailers

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Fort Lee, N.J.—Here’s some big help for the little guys. Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper: How Your Independent Shop Can Compete with the Big Guys is written by retailing veteran Joanna “Jody” Bradshaw, a former senior retailing executive at Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s and the author of the retailing memoir Jody. In …