Tag Archives: Retail

Feeding the consumerbots a holiday meal of pepper spray

Last night, I wrote something here on the site about the various Black Friday-related Occupy actions planned for today. At the time, it occurred to me that, if protesters really wanted to convey to people what’s at stake at this moment in American history, as they wait all night outside of stores like Best Buy, […]

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Hugh wins $50k in Hatch Detroit retail competition

Thank you for all of your votes. It looks like our fried Joe Posch has won the grand prize in the Hatch Detroit competition. The following clip is from Crain’s: After several months of buildup and two rounds of voting, Hatch Detroit announced men’s accessories shop Hugh is the winner of its retail contest. Joe […]

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Use of food stamps, sale of luxury goods – on the rise

I read some terrible news today. According to new data released by the IRS, it looks like the incomes of non-wealthy Americans fell dramatically in 2009, “with total income down 15.2 percent in real terms since 2007.” It wasn’t all bad news today, though. It was also reported that the sale of high-end luxury goods […]

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Joe Posch, owner of Detroit’s Hugh, on the realities of retail

A few days ago, the family and I ventured into Detroit, and, not only didn’t we die – we had a great time. And, while there, we dropped by our friend Joe Posch’s lovely new store, Hugh. What follows is a brief conversation between Joe and I on the idea behind the store, the challenges […]

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Capitalizing on animal cruelty

It hasn’t been one week since the story of the cat wrapped in duct tape and left for dead in Philadelphia hit the national news, and already the folks at JoAnn Fabrics are looking to cash in. Letters of complaint from cat lovers can be submitted to the company here. No one should profit from […]

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