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Retail Businesses

Online Business

How I Started a Successful Online Business While Managing an Agency

This entrepreneur started a side-business online just to see if he could. Here's how he did it.
Ecommerce

5 Clever Retail Offers That Won't Eat Your Profits

Your profit margins and brand image don't have to suffer when running sales.
reverse logistics

To Reduce Costly Retail Returns Start Listening to Your Front Line People

Nobody is likelier to have ideas for avoiding customer problems than whoever is solving those problems, face-to-face, with unhappy customers.
Retail Sales

You Need to Stop Making These 5 Customer Service Mistakes

It's time to update your customer service training manual.
Shark Tank

Lori Greiner's 4 Questions to Know Whether Your Idea Is a Hero or a Zero

The serial inventor, Shark Tank star and 'Queen of QVC' shares how to figure out if you're creating a must-have product.
Growth Strategies

Hyper-Growing Fashion Brand Herschel Supply Has Turned Away 500 Investors

This year, its founders expect to sell 6 million units -- up from 8,000 in 2011.
Entrepreneur Network

Paris' Madeleine & Gustave Is the Epitome of a Calm, Cool and Collected Retail Space

Bolanile Maté of Be Better Paris explains how this French home furnishings store combines ambiance and interaction to make customers stay.
Innovation

Birchbox Is Redefining the Future of Retail in More Ways Than One

This innovative subscription service demonstrates a different mode of company-building and leadership with an inventive female CEO at the helm.
100 Brilliant Companies

How One Swimsuit Designer Hopes to Fix Fit

Jude Al-Khalil is making waves in the swimwear market with Bikyni.
Retail Businesses

Are Retail Brands Ready to Compete in the New Normal?

As consumers continue to drift from brick and mortar shops to online markets, retailers are surprisingly optimistic.
Retail Businesses

Gap to Close 75 Old Navy, Banana Republic Stores Outside North America

The struggling apparel retailer is focusing on its North American market to revive its fortunes.
Sears

Sears Eyes Quick Rollout of Small Stores if Test Is Successful

The move comes as Sears tries to bounce back from a five-year stretch during which it lost more than $8 billion as it closed hundreds of stores and sales dropped sharply.
Digital Marketing Strategy

Are Digital Retail Models Taking Over Brick and Mortar?

Start-up consumer brands are gaining noteworthy market share.
Aeropostale

Teen Apparel Chain Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy Protection

After years of losses, the company said in March it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale.
Retail Businesses

Here's a Great Way to Wake up Your Stagnating Retail Brand

Compete directly with consumer-direct manufacturers. Like it or not, it's the brave new economy that will shape our industry.