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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.
Take It From The Pros

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.
Comebacks

Circuit City Is Coming Back From the Dead

Once the top big-box technology retailer, Circuit City filed for bankruptcy in 2008.
Robots

At This Store, Robots Will Replace Human Employees. But, Wow, They Are Adorable.

Softbank, the Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation, will staff a cellphone store with (almost entirely) humanoid Pepper robots for a week.
Ask the Expert

When It Comes to Taxes, Here Is How to Handle Inventory

For entrepreneurs that run an ecommerce or brick-and-mortar store, it is important to understand how you will be taxed on your goods.
Take It From The Pros

Why Brick and Mortar Is Here to Stay

We live in a digital world, but we also live in a physical one. Savvy startups can use that to their advantage.
Retail Businesses

Improve Management of Retail Returns for a Better Customer Experience

Poor returns policies and cumbersome returns processes are a significant obstacle to future sales.
Jewelry

Tiffany Cuts Jobs as Sales Lose Sparkle

The company's traditional reluctance to offer promotions has been turning away thrifty customers and a stronger dollar has made purchases more expensive for tourists.
Retail Businesses

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.
Retail Businesses

How the Recession Affected Entrepreneur Financing In the Best Way Possible

The recession is why flash sale sites are old news, online-only stores are opening brick-and-mortars and why luxury brands now forgo exclusivity.
worth-knowing

How These Entrepreneurs Found Success in an Industry They Knew Nothing About

When launching their shoe startup BucketFeet, Raaja Nemani and Aaron Firestein had a great idea but no previous experience in manufacturing or inventory management.