Retail Center This special report will look at how forward-thinking business owners are creating smarter environments for their ventures to thrive, even amid turbulent economic times. en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:00 GMT How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul With a unique ability to weave visual backstories and touch untold masses, QVC can serve as a transformative vehicle for entrepreneurs. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:59:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:59:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:08:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:53:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:50:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:58:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies? Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:25:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:10:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:47:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:45:00 GMT Brian Patrick Eha 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. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:20:00 GMT Krystina Gustafson 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. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:00:00 GMT Linda Lacina 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. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:54:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:30:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Puneet Mehta 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. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:20:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you’re already using. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales Shift your attentions to shoppers' moods and needs to move product and increase revenue. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 15:00:00 GMT Wensdy Von Buskirk