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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
McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

McDonald's 'Sustainable Beef' Finally Has a Definition... Sort Of.

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What does 'sustainable beef' actually mean? Here's what we know so far.
March 18, 2014 in Franchises
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

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Gap announced that it would increase the minimum hourly rate for stateside employees to $9 in June, and then again to $10 exactly one year later.
February 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

Why Every Business Needs a Cyber Monday Strategy

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The biggest e-commerce shopping day of the year is fast approaching. Now is the time to create a strategy for your business. Here's how.
November 11, 2013 in Sales
Photos: 5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

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Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees.
October 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

Amazon Boosts Holiday Hiring, Aims to Convert 'Thousands' of Seasonal Workers Into Full-Timers

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Amazon is the latest company to announce plans to increase staff in preparation for the holiday rush, announcing plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers with hopes of converting many of them into year-round employees.
October 1, 2013 in Hiring Center
Target to Bring Baby Goods to Your Door Through New Subscription Service

Target to Bring Baby Goods to Your Door Through New Subscription Service

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Target has joined the market for auto-delivery subscription goods, competing with the likes of Amazon, Diapers.com and Wal-mart.
September 26, 2013 in News and Trends
Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

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The mega-retailer is producing a reality television series whose winners will get their products sold on Walmart.com.
September 24, 2013 in Sales
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

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For many online retailers, most revenue still doesn't come from the web. But if you're still looking to compete, our experts have some advice.
September 12, 2013 in Grow Your Business
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

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Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

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The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.
July 1, 2013 in Sales
The Future of the Subscription Economy

The Future of the Subscription Economy

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Last year may have given rise to a surge in startup-subscription services, but will larger competitors joining in this year spoil the mood?
February 26, 2013 in Business Ideas
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

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To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
January 24, 2013 in Sales
Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses

Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses

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Contests are emerging as a popular, low-cost way for big companies to connect with their small-business customers. Check out these three business contests.
February 1, 2012 in Social Media
An Inside Look At Being a Wal-Mart Supplier

An Inside Look At Being a Wal-Mart Supplier

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What does it really take to service Wal-Mart as an account? A new report provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view into the inner workings of the big-box giant.
December 9, 2011 in Make the Sale
Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

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As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.
November 23, 2011 in Sales Techniques
How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

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Here are seven concrete suggestions on getting your products onto the shelves of major grocers.
November 10, 2011 in Retail Center
Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price

Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price

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Wal-Mart likes to be considered the low-price leader -- but a new study shows customers no longer think it's true. Here are some tips for dodging the low-price trap.
September 30, 2011 in Sales
Why You Don't Want to Be the Low-Cost Leader

Why You Don't Want to Be the Low-Cost Leader

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Before you decide to price your products lower than the competition, let us talk you out of it.
September 14, 2011 in Pricing
When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

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The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.
June 20, 2011 in Legal Center
The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble

The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble

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Pull with mommy bloggers and big-box stores helped an entrepreneur create a new fad. Look out, SillyBandz.
February 1, 2011 in Success Stories

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