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This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers
Technology

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Thanks to the Internet of Things, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores just got a lot more personal. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)
Business Circle

'Me-Commerce' Is Here to Stay. Here's How to Capitalize On It. (Infographic)

As the marketing onslaught proliferates, consumers -- more than anything -- want to feel like individuals.
Geoff Weiss
The Top Franchise in Every Industry
Franchise 500

The Top Franchise in Every Industry

We bring you the 97 franchises that ranked at the top of their sector in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?
Mobile

Are Retailers Missing Out on Mobile?

By the end of the year, $1.5 trillion worth of in-store sales could be influenced by mobile devices.
Krystina Gustafson
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
Security

Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
Benjamin Kabin
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company
Websites

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
Ann Handley
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space
Real estate

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
Geoff Weiss
Advice for Making the Luxury Sell
Pricing

Advice for Making the Luxury Sell

When presenting and pricing luxury items, add to the product's perceived value while eliminating any suggestion of commoditization.
Coeli Carr
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras
Business Unusual

The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
Linda Lacina
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