Which of your local competitors are Hot Retailers?
You'll want to check out the National Retail Federation's latest study, the results of which appear in their August magazine.
Though the retail industry grew 6.4 percent as a whole last year, a handful of fiery companies served as the pace car for others to follow. Convenience stores and department stores head the list, but you'll see plenty of your other competitors also including Sbarro, Gymboree, Restoration Hardware and Jos. A. Banks.
There is plenty to learn from these leaders. Check it out.