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Tech Glitches, Delivery Delays: Apple's Latest Product Rollout Has Been a Mess So Far

After a livestream unveiling its next generation of devices malfunctioned on Tuesday, the Apple store similarly crashed early this morning when the latest iPhones became available for preorder.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.

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.

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

Many sellers missed a big opportunity this past holiday shopping season. Here's what they can do later this year.

Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation appeals $5.7 billion Visa, MasterCard settlement that was approved in December.

4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you're already using.

Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Shift your attentions to shoppers' moods and needs to move product and increase revenue.

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

Prep your staff for after-holiday traffic by avoiding these 4 common mistakes.

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.

This Holiday's Wow-Factor Shop Windows

Forget deck the halls. These retailers decked out their windows for unforgettable buzz and branding. Which ideas will inspire your next great display?

Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

Mark Vevle helped set up Brooklyn Flea Philly, but the market failed. Lessons learned, he decided to open his own, Philly-centric market.
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