Linh N. Lingenfelter

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This blog keeps you connected to timely developments and emerging issues in retail law and covers a wide range of topics related to the retail, restaurant and consumer industry. We invite you to learn more about Goulston & Storrs and our Retail, Restaurant & Consumer Group.

From the Suburbs to the City: How Grocery Retailers are Filling the Urban Grocery Gap

As residential high-rises pop up all over the city of Boston, big-name grocery retailers are sprouting nearby to meet the increased demand.  The most recent example is the opening of a Roche Bros. supermarket in Downtown Crossing in late April of this year.  Occupying part of the old Filene’s...
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Reverse Showrooming: A Look at the Other Side

In previous blog posts, we have covered developments in showrooming , the consumer behavior of browsing brick-and-mortar stores to evaluate a product before purchasing it online. We warned traditional retailers of this threat to in-store sales and suggested ways to combat the popular behavior. Although brick-and-mortar retailers may have...
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Bitcoins: Gold 2.0 or a Mirage?

The debate over Bitcoins is heating up. While the Winklevoss brothers call them “Gold 2.0” , Warren Buffett labels them a “mirage” . So what exactly are Bitcoins? In simple terms, Bitcoins are a form of digital currency that can be transferred online directly between two parties. Bitcoin payments...
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From Strips to Chips: How Recent Data Breaches Threaten to Impact Your Point of Sale

The costs of recent data breaches have been staggering. In Target’s case, 40 million credit and debit card accounts were hacked, and the personal information of 70 million people was stolen. The cost to Target : $17 million in net expenses and a 46% decline in profits in the...
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