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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
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft
Growth Strategies

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn't a target.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.
Marketing

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.
Coeli Carr
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)
Marketing

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.
Catherine Clifford
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?
Growth Strategies

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
Arlene Weintraub
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

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.
Ronald L. Bond
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz
Marketing

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

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.
Shiwani Srivastava
10 Commandments of Retail Sales
Marketing

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.
Grant Cardone
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Starting a Business

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

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.
Krystina Gustafson
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron
Growth Strategies

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

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season
Marketing

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

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.
Catherine Clifford
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development
Starting a Business

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
Ashley Lee