Retail Businesses

How Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Finding New Uses for Smartphones
Mobile Apps

How Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Finding New Uses for Smartphones

Macy's, JCPenney and Staples are just some of the traditional retailers looking to give in-store shoppers an edge.
8 Reasons Why It's Tough to Get Your Small-Brand Product Into Big-Box Stores
Marketing Bootcamp

8 Reasons Why It's Tough to Get Your Small-Brand Product Into Big-Box Stores

Chain stores favor big-brand products over new no-name inventions. Here are some things to keep in mind when pitching to Walmart or Home Depot.
Stephen Key
4 Strategies for Equalizing Your Commercial and Consumer Bottom Lines
Marketing Bootcamp

4 Strategies for Equalizing Your Commercial and Consumer Bottom Lines

Here's how to get each sales channel to work in tandem with the other.
Russ Reynolds
Urban Outfitters to End On-Call Shifts in North America
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters to End On-Call Shifts in North America

The change will affect the chain's 23,000 employees.
Krystina Gustafson
3 Holiday Retail Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Consider
Marketing Bootcamp

3 Holiday Retail Trends Entrepreneurs Need to Consider

To compete and stay relevant, retailers need to get creative, innovative and aggressive this season.
Peter Gasca
Employee Engagement Is More Important Than the Customer
Customer Experience

Employee Engagement Is More Important Than the Customer

Failure to engage your staff effectively is the first step down the bad-service rabbit hole.
Sam Bahreini
3 Ways Retailers Should Accommodate the Mobile-Obsessed Customer
Retail Businesses

3 Ways Retailers Should Accommodate the Mobile-Obsessed Customer

The smartphone-centric status quo isn't such a bad thing for retailers.
Jeff Trachsel
Why There's Nothing Outrageous About Urban Outfitters' Request for 'Free Work'
Urban Outfitters

Why There's Nothing Outrageous About Urban Outfitters' Request for 'Free Work'

The retailer sent an email asking employees to work on the weekend with no overtime. But before you jump to conclusions, read this.
Carly Okyle
What to Do Next When You Know Your Business Is Here to Stay
Ecommerce

What to Do Next When You Know Your Business Is Here to Stay

Launching a business can be scary and bewildering. Once you get past that stage, it's often just bewildering.
Maria Haggerty
Men's Warehouse Founder George Zimmer Wants to Change How You Rent a Tux
Ecommerce

Men's Warehouse Founder George Zimmer Wants to Change How You Rent a Tux

Since exiting Men's Warehouse, Zimmer has launched two startups, Generation Tux and zTailors.
Nina Zipkin
Walmart Will No Longer Sell Semi-Automatic Weapons
Walmart

Walmart Will No Longer Sell Semi-Automatic Weapons

The nation's biggest retailer said the move was a result of sluggish demand.
Gap Is Doing Everything It Can to Become Cool Again
Marketing Bootcamp

Gap Is Doing Everything It Can to Become Cool Again

With consumers embracing cheaper fast-fashion alternatives like H&M and Zara, the retailer has found itself in need of a makeover.
Target Is Getting Into the Beacon Game
Retail Businesses

Target Is Getting Into the Beacon Game

The beacons will send location-based product recommendations, coupons and other alerts to customers via Target's iPhone app.
Geoff Weiss