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Growing a Business

5 Predictions All Retailers Need to Prepare for in 2023

Looking ahead to 2023, retailers are faced with market volatility. Finding ways to appeal to customers' needs is critical to stay ahead of the game. Here are some predictions for the coming year and some strategies to help.

Starting a Business

5 Reasons to Be Bullish on Brick and Mortar in 2022

The year 2020 was supposed to be brick and mortar's death knell but turned out to be a catalyst for its evolution and strength.

Growing a Business

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.

Starting a Business

10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Location for Your Business

If you're opening a restaurant where five restaurants have failed, make sure you find out why.

Business Ideas

The Do's and Don'ts for Opening and Operating a Successful Retail Store

Everyone agrees that retail stores are dying. Here's why everyone is wrong.

Business Ideas

These 2 Graphs Explain the Retail 'Apocalypse'

Brick-and-mortar stores can't beat the convenience of online shopping, and they shouldn't try. Customers come through their doors for something else.

Thought Leaders

Why Warren Buffet Might be Wrong About Retail

Developers are bringing people back to brick-and-mortar shops by giving them something real: a memorable experience as part of a community.

Growing a Business

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.

Growth Strategies

Why Retailers Need a Game-Changing Talent Strategy Now

Talent strategy will either lead retailers into the future or run them into the ground

Business News

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.

Growing a Business

6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.

Social Media

How Mobile Tech and Social Media Are Merging to Change the Shopping Experience

The near ubiquity of smartphones and the irresistible lure of social media are upending how retail is done, all over the world.

Marketing

Why It's Time for Retailers to Embrace Online Returns

Make sure you see a good return policy as a critical step, not an afterthought.

Data & Recovery

Palantir Buys Fancy That, an Indication that Brick-And-Mortar Shopping Is Increasingly a Digital Game

The acquisition is a bit of a departure from Palantir's focus on issues like national security and defense strategy but also a harbinger of how data analysis is changing the game for retailers.

Business News

Grab a Tissue: Apple's Latest Holiday Ad Is Another Tear Jerker.

Prepare thine eyes. Apple wants you to feel all the feels, hmmm, probably all the way to the checkout.