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6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

This Philadelphia college dropout went from being $200,000 in debt at age 16 to being worth almost $3 billion by age 41.

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you're looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn't a target.

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.

Learn How Same-Day Fulfillment Works (Infographic)

This infographic breaks down the same-day delivery process to help you better understand your logistics needs.

5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

Thieves' jobs just got harder with technologies tracking everything from store displays to people's faces.

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.

4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft

Nearly 80 percent of retailers have been a victim of gift-card fraud. Don't let your store be the next victim.

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

McDonald's franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Run Retail Operations

Angela Ahrendts is the first high-profile head of retail since Ron Johnson left in 2011.

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.

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