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Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees
Payments and collections

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
Catherine Clifford
This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them
Retail Businesses

This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

Luxury clothing maker and e-retailer Everlane is building its brand on serious transparency.
Catherine Clifford
The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More
Branding 2014

The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why.
Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?

Ready to Hang Out a Shingle in the Brave New World of Online Retail?

New ecommerce firms need to scope out a strategy to lure customers over their virtual thresholds.
Deepak Agarwal
The Future of Retail: 6 Ways the Cloud Will Reinvent the Sales Floor
Retail Businesses

The Future of Retail: 6 Ways the Cloud Will Reinvent the Sales Floor

New systems can empower associates and managers to better manage inventory and boost profits.
Gordon Russell
Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)
Business Circle

Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Consumers carry access to the Internet around in their pockets now -- and that's upending the rulebook for owners of brick and mortar stores.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

The e-commerce goliath is trying out an online marketplace selling 3-D printed consumer goods, from fashion jewelry pieces to home decor items and tech accessories.
Catherine Clifford

Why Not Every Retailer Should Go Online Only

A brick and mortar store and a personal approach might increase overhead but can help you build your customer base.
Ryan Himmel
Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee
Franchises

Health Department Isn't Laughing at Dumb Starbucks' Parody Coffee

While Comedy Central was revealed to be behind Dumb Starbucks, it was the lack of proper permits that doomed the shop.
Kate Taylor
Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?
Franchises

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Kate Taylor
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands
Marketing

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
Geoff Weiss
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products
Growth Strategies

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
Kate Taylor
More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin
Growth Strategies

More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin startup Coinbase already makes it possible for Overstock to accept bitcoins as payment. And other big retailers are signing up for its service.
Brian Patrick Eha
GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook
Technology

GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
Geoff Weiss