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How a Brick-and-Mortar Furniture Shop Struck Ecommerce Gold
Lessons

How a Brick-and-Mortar Furniture Shop Struck Ecommerce Gold

The owner of a Missouri-based appliance and furniture store moved online and now has a national customer base.
Gwen Moran
Google Opens Its First-Ever Store in This Big City
Retail

Google Opens Its First-Ever Store in This Big City

It is appropriately called The Google Shop. Two more are set to open later in the year.
Arjun Kharpal
Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions
Apple Pay

Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot and Target.
Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs as It Seeks to Trim Costs by $2 Billion
Target

Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs as It Seeks to Trim Costs by $2 Billion

The big retailer is battling back after a massive data breach and sluggish performances.
Can Target's New CEO Re-Energize the Big Retailer?
Leadership

Can Target's New CEO Re-Energize the Big Retailer?

A detailed look at Brian Cornell's new approach to a process-heavy company.
Phil Wahba
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Consumer Spending Gauge Barely Rises
Consumer Spending

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Consumer Spending Gauge Barely Rises

Households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note.
The Retailers Shoppers Like the Most
Retail

The Retailers Shoppers Like the Most

A certain e-commerce giant topped the list of favorites, according to a new survey.
Benjamin Snyder
Palantir Buys Fancy That, an Indication that Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Is Increasingly a Digital Game
Big Data

Palantir Buys Fancy That, an Indication that Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Is Increasingly a Digital Game

The acquisition is a bit of a departure from Palantir's focus on issues like national security and defense strategy but also a harbinger of how data analysis is changing the game for retailers.
Catherine Clifford
Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing
Business Unusual

Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing

A 30-year-old NYC housewares emporium plates up a delicious future
Lambeth Hochwald
Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot
Mergers

Activist Investor Urges Staples to Merge With Office Depot

Starboard Value has written a letter to Staples urging it to merge with rival its big rival.
Smart Kegs to Mobile: What to Watch in Retail
Retail

Smart Kegs to Mobile: What to Watch in Retail

Key takeaways from this week's National Retail Federation's show.
Krystina Gustafson
U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending
Economic Conditions

U.S. Retail Sales Weak, Cast a Cloud on Consumer Spending

Economists had expected core retail sales to rise last month. They fell.
Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear
Retail

Wet Seal Just Made Two-Thirds of Its Stores Disappear

The teen retailer's struggle with declining sales is another reminder to mall-loving millennials that their childhood is over.
John Kell
American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.
American Apparel

American Apparel Tries On Something New: Ethics.

After firing its scandal-mired chairman, the company has updated its code of ethics to include rules about workplace relationships.