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PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion
Acquisitions

PetSmart to Be Sold for $8.7 Billion

The pet supply retailer agreed to be purchased by a private equity consortium following calls by activist investors for a sale.
Amazon Software Glitch Sells Products For Just a Penny
Amazon

Amazon Software Glitch Sells Products For Just a Penny

Sellers lose thousands after repricing tool goes horribly wrong.
Geoffrey Smith
Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery
Retail

Solid U.S. Retail Sales Point to Firming Economic Recovery

Retailers nationwide reported a brisk jump in November sales and optimism about the holiday season.
7 Innovators That Changed Retail Forever
Retail Businesses

7 Innovators That Changed Retail Forever

These visionaries led their companies against the grain and redefined consumer culture as we know it.
David Rekuc
It Begins: Kohl's to Stay Open for More Than 100 Hours Before Christmas
Holiday Shopping

It Begins: Kohl's to Stay Open for More Than 100 Hours Before Christmas

The retailer is set to run a shopping marathon leading up to the holidays. And it isn't the only one.
Nina Zipkin
Abercrombie's Polarizing CEO Abruptly Retires
Leadership

Abercrombie's Polarizing CEO Abruptly Retires

Mike Jeffries' lengthy reign has not been without its fair share of controversies.
Geoff Weiss
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Pop-Up Shops Prep for Winter Sales Lift
Holiday Shopping

Pop-Up Shops Prep for Winter Sales Lift

It's that time of year (again).
Kate Rogers
How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond
Retail Businesses

How Retailers Can Compete With Amazon This Holiday Season, and Beyond

While many purchases are still made online, consumers still appreciate their local shops and the ability to discover items.
Jeff Fagel
5 Moves Small Retailers Must Make to Compete With Big Box Stores
Retail

5 Moves Small Retailers Must Make to Compete With Big Box Stores

Local stores have more than one slingshot to use in their never-ending David vs. Goliath competition with national chains.
David Goldin
How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals
Black Friday

How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals

Earlier deals this year by large retailers severely damaged Black Friday as a shopping occasion, but also created other big problems for these stores.
Phil Wahba
Re-Create the Magic of Manhattan's Holiday Windows: 5 Design Secrets for Small Retailers.
Retail Businesses

Re-Create the Magic of Manhattan's Holiday Windows: 5 Design Secrets for Small Retailers.

Visual merchandisers of New York powerhouse stores reveal their marketing strategies.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?
Holiday Shopping

Will Fewer Customers Be Shopping on Cyber Monday This Year?

In a report, the National Retail Federation says it expects fewer people will take advantage of Cyber Monday's digital deals.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle
Black Friday

U.S. Holiday Weekend Store Sales Fizzle

Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier.
The Content Marketer's Guide To Black Friday
Black Friday

The Content Marketer's Guide To Black Friday

With Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, retailers and marketers must establish a game plan for arguably the two biggest shopping days of the year.
Jon Salm