Retail Business The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Retail Business en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 01 May 2014 14:54:00 GMT 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. Thu, 01 May 2014 14:54:00 GMT Kate Taylor '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. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:40:00 GMT Krystina Gustafson 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:08:00 GMT Catherine Clifford The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Linda Lacina 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. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:34:00 GMT Nina Zipkin 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. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:10:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:23:00 GMT Kate Taylor Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:47:00 GMT Catherine Clifford These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet A look at three businesses that are reprogramming you to shop smarter. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:30:00 GMT Tanya Benedicto Klich Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim 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. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:54:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales While the competition is taking a breath, use this time to create new customers and additional sales. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT Grant Cardone 5 Secrets to Painless Returns Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014 One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!) 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. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:22:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 6 Simple, 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. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How. 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. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:00:00 GMT Coeli Carr The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic) 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. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:21:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail? Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Arlene Weintraub