Author Archives: Maeghan Thompson

As we close out summer and enter fall, many of us will soon start thinking ahead all the way to the holiday season. Retailers and consumers alike are keenly aware that inflation rates are higher than they’ve been in decades and this holiday will be unique. Consumers are worried about being able to afford gifts […]

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Last week, the New York Post reported that J.C. Penney owners and largest U.S. mall operators Simon Property Group (“Simon”) and Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”) have submitted an offer to acquire Kohl’s for more than $8.6 billion, or $68 per share. Kohl’s has been under pressure from activist investors to sell, and in a March […]

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Super Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in California this Sunday between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams.  The Super Bowl delivers excitement not only for football fans, but also for casual viewers looking forward to new commercials and the halftime show.  The game will be the climactic culmination of months […]

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As a longtime resident of Salem, Massachusetts, I have witnessed firsthand just how popular Halloween and all things spooky are throughout the year.  This year, however, seems to be unlike any other – not only in the city of Salem, but across the United States. To make up for lost time after COVID-19 forced many […]

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With early-returning school districts already opening their doors and welcoming back students, the back-to-school shopping season is in full swing.  But for a second year in a row, COVID-19 is creating significant uncertainty for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the retailers that can typically count on a surge in school-related spending at this time of […]

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