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Strong Consumer Demand Fuels 18% Rise in U.S. Retail Sales in May 2020
From The Buxton Co

In a happy turn of events for the retail industry, U.S. retail sales rose nearly 18% month‑over‑month in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. While sales have not yet returned to pre‑lockdown levels, May’s sales figures reveal ...

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Is there an “Independent Agent”?
by Michael Blahy

“Risk and Release” provisions within agreements do not necessarily protect everyone from liability due to negligence.

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3 Steps Retailers and Restaurants Need to Take in Response to Evolving Customer Behavior

Customer engagement with the retail and restaurant industries is constantly evolving. Lifestyles and preferences change. Technology introduces new ways of interacting with brands. Expectations shift.
The COVID‑19 pandemic, however, introduced rapid and pronounced changes in ...

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Photo Finished

A New Years fall ended with a resolution not in favour of the injured party and an attorney possibly facing sanctions.
On New Years Day, 2017 Linda Waldon (Linda) was shopping at a Wal-Mart store in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was looking at some clothes hanging on a rack, when she slipped on a plastic hanger beneath or around the rack. She experienced “back, neck, and head injuries requiring medical care” and her husband Steve Waldon endured the “loss of consortium and companionship”.

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COVID‑19:  Where’s the Risk?

The COVID‑19 pandemic hit the U.S. hard and fast, leaving organizations in all industries scrambling to assess the risk and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.

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Bumper Carts

In December 2012, Barbara Rieger and Ruth Kurka were shopping at a Giant Eagle grocery store in Brook Park Ohio. Ruth Kurka was using a motorized cart, and while driving by the bakery counter, she collided with Barbara Rieger’s push cart which knocked her ...

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Not “Business as Usual”: How Communities Can Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

And now we wait. Waiting patiently does not come naturally, so this is hard. We want to find the problem and fix it, fight it, remove it, but that’s not possible right now. So, what can you, as a community leader, do to help ...

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Exculpatory Clause Declawed

A tenant sued its landlord for not having adequate parking. The landlord’s attempt to limit its liability failed.

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Retail and Restaurant Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020

The retail and restaurant industries are constantly evolving. To help retail and restaurant decision makers navigate the changing environment, Buxton surveys our subject matter experts to identify the most important retail and restaurant real estate trends each year. The following ...

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Locating Adult‑Oriented Businesses

Cities throughout the world have had the ability to dictate how land within their boundaries are used. Further as circumstances require, additional restrictions are imposed on certain businesses for the protection of ...

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