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Great retail is a piece of cake

  Is there anything truly original in this world? The TED Radio Hour podcast on America’s NPR asked that question recently and answered with a definitive no. “As far as we know, the big bang is original,” observed TED speaker, Kirby Ferguson, “and everything else is derivative,” chipped in host Guy Raz, completing the thought. And so it goes for retail. The idea of selling cupcakes is hardly a new notion, but I recently saw two fresh takes on an age old concept. Call them ‘retai