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Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
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The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
April 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

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New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

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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.
March 13, 2014 in Technology
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men’s Wearhouse Deal on Ice

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

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Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
February 14, 2014 in Go Forward
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

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

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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.
February 10, 2014 in Franchises
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet

These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet

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A look at three businesses that are reprogramming you to shop smarter.
January 31, 2014 in Branding
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
January 13, 2014 in Security
4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

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While the competition is taking a breath, use this time to create new customers and additional sales.
December 26, 2013 in Sales
5 Secrets to Painless Returns

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

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Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.
December 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

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Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.
December 24, 2013 in Grow Your Business
3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.
December 19, 2013 in Management & Operations
This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

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The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
December 6, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

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Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
December 6, 2013 in Grow Your Business
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

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One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target.
November 21, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

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Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
November 21, 2013 in Marketing
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

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Defining what it takes to get a potential customer to make a purchase is like nailing jello to a wall. Here's some insight into how people perceive and process deals.
November 15, 2013 in Sales
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

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Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
November 14, 2013 in Grow Your Business
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

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With hundreds or even thousands of different items in stock, you'd best put a strong program in place that tracks critical information for you.
November 14, 2013 in Retail Center
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

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Business owners eager to break out of the Small Business Saturday box are banding together in an attempt to conjure up some Black Friday magic.
November 13, 2013 in Finding Customers
10 Commandments of Retail Sales

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

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Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.
November 13, 2013 in Sales
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

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The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
November 12, 2013 in Retail Center
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

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Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
November 8, 2013 in Management & Operations
Photos: 5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

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As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
November 1, 2013 in Mobile

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