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'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?
Legal Center

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
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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
These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet
Marketing

These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet

A look at three businesses that are reprogramming you to shop smarter.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim
Technology

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.
Geoff Weiss
4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales
Marketing

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.
Grant Cardone
5 Secrets to Painless Returns
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014
Growth Strategies

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

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

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.
Catherine Clifford