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Target tech chief Beth Jacob resigns as it overhauls security

...reputation among investors and shoppers."People are questioning Target's security and she was the fall guy," said Walter Loeb, a New York-based independent retail consultant.The resignation points to the changing role of companies' CIOs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-05/target-tech-chief-beth-jac
Penney has fourth straight quarterly loss and sales decline

...previous year's $17.26 billion."It's the worst performance I have ever seen by a company in one year," said Walter Loeb, an independent retail consultant.Wall Street hasn't been any happier than Main Street with Penney's changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-27/penney-has-fourth-straight
Back-to-school season starts slowly

...are coming this month as stores try to boost sales for the back-to-school season."It was a lousy start," said Walter Loeb, an independent retail consultant.Only a sliver of retail chains now report monthly sales figures, and the list...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-08/back-school-season-starts-
J.C. Penney president leaves struggling chain

...resembled Target's whimsical style."What they were doing hasn't worked. (Francis) is the fall guy," said Walter Loeb, New York-based retail consultant. But he said ultimately, people have to look at Johnson, who directed the pricing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-18/jc-penney-president-leaves
Shoppers stick with Stewart's 'good things'

...and the gardening, that's how I wish I could be - except for the obstruction of justice stuff." Retail consultant Walter Loeb said there is nothing to indicate people are buying fewer of Ms. Stewart's products since her conviction last Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/11/bus_408357.shtml
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Monthly retail figures: Dissecting the numbers

...of each month. That difference in timing can result in major discrepancies, particularly last month, according to Walter Loeb, a retail consultant. Warm weather during most of April turned cool in the first week of May, which stifled demand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/20/bus_346069.shtml
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Zimmerman to succeed Questrom as Federated CEO

...growth. "What's surprising is the timing of this announcement, although he's been signaling he may leave," said Walter Loeb, who heads the retailing consulting firm Loeb Associates. "But Federated is in good hands. Zimmerman is a veteran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/17/biz_202720.shtml
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Merchants slashing prices to spur post-Christmas sales

...retailers, who thrived thanks to a rebounding interest in clothing. "Apparel was up stronger than anticipated," said Walter Loeb, who runs the retail consulting firm Loeb Associates. "Everything was selling and anything tied to clothes was selling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/26/bus_201732.shtml
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Retailers' outlook hopeful

...re-evaluating their pricing strategies, and holiday hiring, just in case business falls off dramatically, said Walter Loeb, president of New York-based Loeb Associates Inc., a retail consultancy. Macy's, for instance, said last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-08-16/wal-mart-home-depot-upgrad
US retail sales dropped 0.5 percent in June, third straight monthly decline

...retail purchases."You're definitely seeing a major shift in spending," said New York-based retail consultant Walter Loeb.Benefiting from the shift are online merchants like Wayfair.com. The company, which sells products ranging from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-16/us-retail-sales-dropped-05