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Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
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The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
April 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

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

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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.
March 28, 2014 in Money
Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

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

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Consumers carry access to the Internet around in their pockets now -- and that's upending the rulebook for owners of brick and mortar stores.
March 11, 2014 in Technology
Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

Amazon Launches Pilot Program Selling 3-D Printed Products

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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.
March 6, 2014 in Business News
Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

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Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.
February 21, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men’s Wearhouse Deal on Ice

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

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Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
February 14, 2014 in Go Forward
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin

More Major Retailers Are Getting Ready to Accept Bitcoin

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Bitcoin startup Coinbase already makes it possible for Overstock to accept bitcoins as payment. And other big retailers are signing up for its service.
January 29, 2014 in Innovation
JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

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The struggling department store announced it is closing 33 underperforming locations as it looks to cut costs.
January 16, 2014 in Retail Center
What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

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

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Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

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

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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.
January 13, 2014 in Security
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

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A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
January 8, 2014 in Business Ideas
8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

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Many sellers missed a big opportunity this past holiday shopping season. Here's what they can do later this year.
January 8, 2014 in Online Marketing
Retailers Not Giving Up the Battle Over Credit-Card Swipe Fees

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

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The National Retail Federation appeals $5.7 billion Visa, MasterCard settlement that was approved in December.
January 3, 2014 in Payments & Collections
4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

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Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you’re already using.
December 30, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

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Shift your attentions to shoppers' moods and needs to move product and increase revenue.
December 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Secrets to Painless Returns

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

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Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.
December 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

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Prep your staff for after-holiday traffic by avoiding these 4 common mistakes.
December 24, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

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Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.
December 24, 2013 in Grow Your Business
3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.
December 19, 2013 in Management & Operations
Photos: This Holiday's Wow-Factor Shop Windows

This Holiday's Wow-Factor Shop Windows

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Forget deck the halls. These retailers decked out their windows for unforgettable buzz and branding. Which ideas will inspire your next great display?
December 18, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

Tips for Expanding Your Business to Another City

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Mark Vevle helped set up Brooklyn Flea Philly, but the market failed. Lessons learned, he decided to open his own, Philly-centric market.
December 12, 2013 in Location
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

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The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
December 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies
This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

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The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
December 6, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

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Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
December 6, 2013 in Grow Your Business
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