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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
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending
Economic Conditions

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending

Economists had expected core retail sales to rise last month. They fell.
Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO
Growth Strategies

Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Steps Down as CEO

Amoruso will continue to stay on as executive chairman of the company she founded in 2006, but has been replaced as CEO by Sheree Waterson.
Nina Zipkin
Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear
Retail

Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear

The teen retailer's struggle with declining sales is another reminder to mall-loving millennials that their childhood is over.
John Kell
American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.
American Apparel

American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.

After firing its scandal-mired chairman, the company has updated its code of ethics to include rules about workplace relationships.
C. Wonder, the Preppy Fashion Chain Founded by Tory Burch's Ex, Is Officially Closing Up Shop
Retail Businesses

C. Wonder, the Preppy Fashion Chain Founded by Tory Burch's Ex, Is Officially Closing Up Shop

After a brief but dramatic run, the company has shuttered the last of its stores.
Laura Entis
Athletic Apparel Is Lapping the Broader Retail Industry
Retail Businesses

Athletic Apparel Is Lapping the Broader Retail Industry

Demand for activewear is booming, benefiting companies such as Nike, Under Armour and Lululemon.
John Kell
Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Returns Scammers to Cost Retailers Billions

An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.
Phil Wahba