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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

retail 90  documents how many small retail entrepreneurs are creating successes that are richly creative and widely beneficial. It identifies innovative business strategies and tactics that can be helpful and useful to all small independents. It's been said that America's business is business, and specifically, America's business has always been about small business entrepreneurship. That's been our historic driver of pros perity. Ninety percent of all American businesses employ fewer than 20 people. Small

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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