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6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Does In-Store Pickup Save Customers Time? Not Really.
Online Shopping

Does In-Store Pickup Save Customers Time? Not Really.

A new study finds that picking up your online purchase in a brick-and-mortar store doesn't save you as much time as you think.
From Clicks to Bricks: How Ecommerce Companies Benefit From Physical Stores
Ecommerce

From Clicks to Bricks: How Ecommerce Companies Benefit From Physical Stores

Find out why some web companies are expanding their business offline.
Grant Davis
Athletic Apparel Is Lapping the Broader Retail Industry
Retail Businesses

Athletic Apparel Is Lapping the Broader Retail Industry

Demand for activewear is booming, benefiting companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Lululemon.
John Kell
How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond
Retail Businesses

How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

While many purchases are still made online, consumers still appreciate their local shops and the ability to discover items.
Jeff Fagel
The Content Marketer's Guide To Black Friday
Black Friday

The Content Marketer's Guide To Black Friday

With Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, retailers and marketers must establish a game plan for arguably the two biggest shopping days of the year.
Jon Salm
Could Hiring Snobby Salespeople Boost Your Sales?
Sales Strategies

Could Hiring Snobby Salespeople Boost Your Sales?

new luxury shopping study suggests customers are more likely to make a purchase when dealing with a rude sales associate.
Kate Taylor
'Frozen' Gives Licensed Toy Sales a Boost
Toys; Games

'Frozen' Gives Licensed Toy Sales a Boost

Licensed toys from Disney and Pixar are a bright spot in the overall toy category, which saw a 1-percent sales decline in 2013.
Krystina Gustafson
Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
Retail Center

Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
Catherine Clifford
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras
Business Unusual

The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
Linda Lacina
Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC
Google

Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

Google is reportedly looking to open up a brick-and-mortar storefront in New York City where it might sell Chromebooks, Android devices and Google Glass.
Nina Zipkin
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice
Growth Strategies

Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice

Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
Catherine Clifford
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?
Franchises

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Kate Taylor
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
Technology

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
Catherine Clifford