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Google

Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

Google is reportedly looking to open up a brick-and-mortar storefront in New York City where it might sell Chromebooks, Android devices and Google Glass.
Growth Strategies

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.
Franchises

Will 'Dumb Starbucks' Be Smart Enough to Get Away With Selling Parody Coffee?

A coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. The only difference from the original? The word 'dumb' in front of its name.
Technology

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
Take It From The Pros

These Fashion Startups Want to Declutter Your Closet

A look at three businesses that are reprogramming you to shop smarter.
Technology

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.
Marketing

4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

While the competition is taking a breath, use this time to create new customers and additional sales.
Growth Strategies

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.
Growth Strategies

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.
Growth Strategies

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.
Marketing

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
Growth Strategies

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.
Growth Strategies

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

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

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.
Marketing

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

Defining what it takes to get a potential customer to make a purchase is like nailing jello to a wall. Here's some insight into how people perceive and process deals.