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Retail Businesses

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.
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.
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.
Retail Businesses

Pure Physical Retail May Be Doomed

Smartphones and mobile apps are brick-and-mortar's wrecking ball, but they can also be what saves it.
Sears

Sears Closes 78 More Stores

The company, which had 1,672 stores as of the end of January, said it would close 10 Sears department stores and 68 Kmart discount stores, with nearly all of the closings occurring in late July.
fashion startup

8 Startups Behind a Trio of Online's Newest Fashion-Industry Trends

Having trouble finding that something special online? Not anymore.
American Apparel

American Apparel Lays Off Workers, Considers Outsourcing

An estimated 500 employees have lost their jobs since layoffs began last week, according to a news report.
Bankruptcy

The Fates of 21 Retailers Who Filed Chapter 11

Here's a list of some retailers that did -- and a few who did not -- bounce back from bankruptcy filings.
Ready for Anything

Taking Our Products Off of Retail Shelves in Favor of Profits

Shipping your products off to retailers is sexy and easy, but it could have a substantial financial impact on your business.