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The Scent in Abercrombie Stores Is Giving Shoppers Serious Anxiety
Retail Center

The Scent in Abercrombie Stores Is Giving Shoppers Serious Anxiety

A new study about the impact of scent at retail suggests that consumers are being put off by the retailer's flagship cologne, Fierce, which courses pungently through its 276 stores.
Geoff Weiss
Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
Retail Center

Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
Catherine Clifford
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
Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)
Mobile Commerce

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
Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Hoping to rebuild her badly tarnished career, the former Food Network star is opening a massive eatery in a tourist town in Tennessee.
Catherine Clifford
Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?
Amazon

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.
Catherine Clifford
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice
Growth Strategies

Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice

Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
Catherine Clifford
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
Technology

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
Catherine Clifford
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
JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores
Starting a Business

JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

The struggling department store announced it is closing 33 underperforming locations as it looks to cut costs.
Krystina Gustafson
What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.
Linda Lacina
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim
Technology

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
Geoff Weiss
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
Catherine Clifford