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Retail Businesses

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.
The Grind

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.
Bankruptcy

Teen Retailer Pacific Sunwear Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company's shares fell as much 42 percent to a record low of 5 cents in early morning trading.
Beyoncé

Beyoncé's 'Athleisure' Line to Launch in April

April is a fierce month for Queen Bey with her athletic clothing line, Ivy Park, debuting -- and rumors of her latest album running rampant. Check out the timeline for her other business ventures.
Staples

Staples to Turn Parts of Some Stores Into Office Space

The move is just the latest by a big box retailer looking to find new uses for store space at a time more shopping is moving online.
worker's rights

Warehouse Serving Amazon, Lowe's and Sears Gets Slapped With U.S. Labor Complaint

California Cartage is accused of violating workers' rights to organize and threatening workers with dismissal.
American Apparel

American Apparel Names Former Liz Claiborne Head as Chairman

The retailer had filed for bankruptcy in October following years of losses and the ouster of founder and CEO Dov Charney.
Controversies

Apparel Maker Lands' End Puts Itself in Tough Spot After Removing Gloria Steinem Interview

A profile of Steinem in the spring catalog led to vocal protests from customers who disagree with the feminist icon, but now more people are angry after the company's apology.
Disruption

What Sears Taught Amazon About Business

Sears' 1800s innovations and market disruption model are still at the core of retail behaviors today. Retail companies would be wise to study this history.
Marketing Strategies

Small Business Marketing Tips for 6 Industries

If you work in any of the following professional fields, read on to improve your marketing techniques.