Retail Business

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
What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?
Franchises

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

McDonald's franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
Kate Taylor
Stellar Customer Service Keeps Upscale Lingerie Shop in Business
Marketing

Stellar Customer Service Keeps Upscale Lingerie Shop in Business

This Denver-based small shop has weathered tough times by showing their customers that they care.
Erika Napoletano
A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop
Starting a Business

A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model.
Sarah Max
5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right
Marketing

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.
Catherine Clifford
Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith
Finance

Report: The Fancy Getting $53 Million From American Express and Will Smith

Credit card company American Express and actor Will Smith are apparently sinking $53 million into online retail service The Fancy.
Tom Cheredar
Starting a Business

Choosing a Retail Location: 3 Priorities You Might Be Forgetting

Often the cost of rent is a top consideration when choosing a retail space. But focus on the dollars and you might be missing out on essential ways to grow your business.
Brad Sugars
Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops
Growth Strategies

Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops

As consumers grow more comfortable with ecommerce, Amazon.com isn't the only web company making big-box stores sweat. These days, corner cafes and artisanal cheesemongers are taking a bigger piece of the retail pie.
Diana Ransom
3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers
Marketing

3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts.
Lisa Girard
Day #2: 10 Sparklers Made by Indie Merchants -- Our Jewelry Picks
Starting a Business

Day #2: 10 Sparklers Made by Indie Merchants -- Our Jewelry Picks

Today, we roll out our top picks for gifts of jewelry, made by independent artists. We received more than 70 submissions and narrowed the list to these 10.
Colleen DeBaise
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked
Growth Strategies

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
Jane Porter