News and Articles About Retail Businesses
This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
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.
Two investment bankers turned jewelry retailers offer five lessons on how to build customer loyalty for your retail business.
These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
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.
Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
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.
You can't build a strong brand image without a team of people behind it. Here's the story of a little doughnut shop doing big things when it comes to branding.
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.
Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.
Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
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.
With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.
Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
McDonalds franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
Angela Ahrendts is the first high-profile head of retail since Ron Johnson left in 2011.
When REI recently changed its 'no questions asked' return policy to a year limit, people started debating the best approach. Here are six steps to get the most out of your policy.
What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.