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On Friday's program, focusing on retail consumerism as a spinoff of the Global Retailing Conferece under way in Tucson this week:

-- Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren, discussing how his company has grown its business, including double-digit percentage growth in online revenues, through and after the recession.

-- Cosmetics entrepreneur Poppy King, known as the "lipstick queen" on how she founded new product lines and made her way into business.

-- Buffalo Exchange founder and President Kerstin Block, on how she took a second-hand idea in Tucson and made it into a thriving chain of 44 stores flung across the country.

-- Martha Van Gelder, director of the University of Arizona's Lundgren Retailing Center, on what innovative ideas are coming from the retailing conference.

Watch online Friday at azweek.com or at 8:30 p.m. MST on PBS-HD6.

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News and commentary from Arizona Week producer/host Michael Chihak and interns Melanie Huonker and Lucy Valencia.