Retail Businesses

Business News

Macy's Is Cutting Jobs and Closing Locations Amid a Leadership Shakeup — Is Your Local Store on the Chopping Block?

The retail giant is laying off approximately 2,350 corporate employees.

Franchise 500 Annual Ranking

Ace Hardware's Major Investment in This Underused Marketing Strategy Reaped Huge Returns

Ace Hardware's recent outreach strategy is not just winning over customers but is also attracting a record number of prospective franchisees — And it landed the brand at #5 in this Year's Franchise 500.

Entrepreneurs

Dubai Future Foundation And Richemont Invite Startups To Solve Challenges In The Luxury Retail Experience

UAE-based and global startups, scaleups, and SMEs are invited to participate in the Future of Luxury Retail Technologies program.

Business News

'Free Returns' Policies Are Coming to an End — Replaced By This Other Approach That Could Divide Consumers

Major retailers are getting creative to mitigate profit losses.

Business News

The Shocking Claim You've Seen About Organized Shoplifting Isn't True. Here's Why Everyone Believed It.

Retail giants like Target and Walgreens have said the uptick in organized crime contributed to store closures.

Science & Technology

4 Online Fraud Concerns for Retailers this Holiday Season and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

The end-of-the-year holiday season, a.k.a. the shopping season, is the time when online retailers suffer the most from fraud attempts. Being aware of the different types of fraud online retailers are exposed to is the first step in protecting against them.

Growing a Business

If You Give People This 'Discovery' — They'll Buy From You Instead of Amazon

Creating a unique retail experience doesn't have to be a big flashy production. We're all just looking for a story that makes us feel good about ourselves.

Business Plans

How to Increase Foot Traffic to Your Retail Store

As online shopping evolves, adaptability and innovation will be the keys to thriving with retail stores.

Business News

Sephora Is Putting Customer Favorite Merchandise Behind Lock and Key

The change goes against Sephora's original try-before-you-buy business model.

Starting a Business

Her Childhood Bullies Inspired Her to Start a Brand. It Boasts Over $20 Million Annual Revenue Now — and Just Appeared on Stage With Taylor Swift.

Little Words Project founder Adriana Carrig was bullied growing up, so she channeled her "pain into purpose" with small, wearable affirmations that became a big business.

Thought Leaders

Why Amazon, Zara, and H&M Are Losing Customer Loyalty and Paying a Very Costly Price

Why risk obliterating customer trust for a few dollars? That's the high-stakes gamble that's plaguing the business landscape as companies increasingly implement return fees.

Business Plans

How to Write an Operations Plan for Retail and Sales Businesses

Tips for detailing what has to be done and who does what in service and retail companies.

Lifestyle

Making The Retail Industry Sustainable

In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." In the retail industry, a real threat to our environment is the thirst and production for fast fashion.