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Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses
Ecommerce

Report: Amazon to Shutter Webstore, Its Ecommerce Platform for Small Businesses

Users of Amazon Webstore have received letters from the company stating the service will be ending in July of next year.
Geoff Weiss
How a Brick-and-Mortar Furniture Shop Struck Ecommerce Gold
Lessons

How a Brick-and-Mortar Furniture Shop Struck Ecommerce Gold

The owner of a Missouri-based appliance and furniture store moved online and now has a national customer base.
Gwen Moran
Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance
Security

Majority of Global Merchants Fall Short on Card Data Security Compliance

As much as 80 percent failed interim tests, a new report says.
The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks
Retail Businesses

The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks

Ecommerce retailers have realized that shoppers find value in being able to see and inspect items in real life.
Jerry Jao
Can Target's New CEO Re-Energize the Big Retailer?
Leadership

Can Target's New CEO Re-Energize the Big Retailer?

A detailed look at Brian Cornell's new approach to a process-heavy company.
Phil Wahba
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Consumer Spending Gauge Barely Rises
Consumer Spending

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Consumer Spending Gauge Barely Rises

Households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note.
The Retailers Shoppers Like the Most
Retail

The Retailers Shoppers Like the Most

A certain e-commerce giant topped the list of favorites, according to a new survey.
Benjamin Snyder
Palantir Buys Fancy That, an Indication that Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Is Increasingly a Digital Game
Big Data

Palantir Buys Fancy That, an Indication that Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Is Increasingly a Digital Game

The acquisition is a bit of a departure from Palantir's focus on issues like national security and defense strategy but also a harbinger of how data analysis is changing the game for retailers.
Catherine Clifford
After Nearly 100 Years in Business, RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy

After Nearly 100 Years in Business, RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy

Sprint will to take over some stores.
Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing
Business Unusual

Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing

A 30-year-old NYC housewares emporium plates up a delicious future
Lambeth Hochwald
Do You Remember RadioShack Back When ...
RadioShack

Do You Remember RadioShack Back When ...

Tech professionals get misty-eyed over the collapse of their first favorite store.
Staples, Office Depot in Advanced Talks to Merge
Mergers

Staples, Office Depot in Advanced Talks to Merge

The combination of the office-supply giants should lead to greater savings, investors believe.
Starbucks Earnings Heat Up as Traffic Rebounds
Starbucks

Starbucks Earnings Heat Up as Traffic Rebounds

The coffee giant saw its profit surge as the company saw improvement in its Americas region.
3 Customer Engagement Lessons From the Holidays That Apply All Year Round
Customer Engagement

3 Customer Engagement Lessons From the Holidays That Apply All Year Round

It's not more important than ever to stay on top of customer complaints, which can quickly sink a business.
Susan Ganeshan