Deloitte: Good News for Department Stores

Despite the explosion of digital devices, the retail store is not going away any time soon and will remain the “core of the experience,” said a Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2012 study. However, a store may not be the final shopping destination, but “a piece in a larger, more connected customer experience,” leaving retailers to rethink their operating model. Additional retail trends from Deloitte LLC’s study include:

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Beauty Turnaround: The Next Korres

Following a successful run of growing Korres into a North American beauty darling—one that lured the likes of parent Johnson & Johnson—Robert DeBaker has been tapped again as CEO to overhaul prestige cosmetics firm, Becca. Charged with transforming the estimated $10 million Australian makeup brand, Bob spoke with Beauty Insider about using his leadership know-how to perhaps make beauty magic happen twice.

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