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Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

...this year even people who normally complete shopping earlier completed shopping later," said Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at market research firm NPD Group.The late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some...
Alaska stores pose challenge for Gottschalks

...The Shopper's Forum mall in Fairbanks. Gottschalks is considering whether to refurbish more stores next year. Retail analyst Harry Gaykian said Alaskans can expect to find Gottschalk stores more upscale than Lamonts, perhaps even comparable...
Battle for holiday shoppers heats up

...rate."Online retailers have put so much pressure on brick-and-mortar stores," said Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at market researcher The NPD Group. "Brick-and-mortar retailers are trying to make people feel like the store...
Kmart closing all of its Alaska stores

...Kmart needs to close stores while under bankruptcy protection to allow it to get out of leases. Burt Flickinger, a retail analyst with Reach Marketing, said that although store closings are necessary, the company isn't going about it the right...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: England in frenzy as Cup nears 5/19/98

...with expectations. ``Knowing our luck, we'll get knocked out in the first round,'' said Clive Vaughan, a retail analyst. One magazine cover had the mood right. ``ENGLAND EXPECTS! Can Alan Shearer deliver?'' Shearer is England's...


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