Retail

U.S. Mall Investors Set to Lose Billions as Retail Gloom Deepens
Shopping

U.S. Mall Investors Set to Lose Billions as Retail Gloom Deepens

Weak September core retail sales, which strip out auto and gasoline sales, provide a window into the pain the holders of mall debt face in coming months as retailers with a physical presence keep discounting to stave off lagging sales.
Retailers Are Finally Realizing That Starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving Is a Terrible Idea
Black Friday

Retailers Are Finally Realizing That Starting Black Friday on Thanksgiving Is a Terrible Idea

An increasing number of retailers are closing on Thanksgiving Day this year in response to backlash against the trend of starting Black Friday sales a day early.
Kate Taylor
Bass Pro Shops Hooks Cabela's in $5.5 Billion Deal
Mergers and Acquisitions

Bass Pro Shops Hooks Cabela's in $5.5 Billion Deal

Cabela's has struggled with declining sales of apparel and footwear and has reported same-store sales growth in only one quarter in more than three years.
Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot
Robots

Lowe's Introduces LoweBot, a New Autonomous In-Store Robot

The LoweBot speaks multiple languages, and will be deployed to 11 stores to help guide home improvers to find items in store.
A Retail Legend Shares Customer Service Secrets
Retail

A Retail Legend Shares Customer Service Secrets

What do you learn after 27 years of running a famous store? Ask Roxanne Thurman, owner of Denver's Cry Baby Ranch.
Grant Davis
To Deal With an Aging Population, Thailand Businesses Bet on Demand for Robots and Diapers
Robots

To Deal With an Aging Population, Thailand Businesses Bet on Demand for Robots and Diapers

Thai elderly care robot Dinsow can not only keep track of your medication and video-phone your relatives, but can also exercise with you and even entertain you with its karaoke skills.
Macy's to Shut 100 Stores in Turnaround Push
Macy's

Macy's to Shut 100 Stores in Turnaround Push

Department stores have been struggling with stiff competition from online and off-price retailers.
Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017
Robots

Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017

The company wants to make products fast for U.S. consumers.
Edgar Alvarez
What Nintendo Hopes to Learn From Disney to Turn its Business Around
Nintendo

What Nintendo Hopes to Learn From Disney to Turn its Business Around

Due to the wild success of Pokémon Go, it could be sitting on a goldmine.
5 Reasons to Start Locally With Your Product Sales
Retail

5 Reasons to Start Locally With Your Product Sales

Starting out selling local can lead to big profits later.
Tim Linnet
Apple to Open First Apple Store in Taiwan
Apple Stores

Apple to Open First Apple Store in Taiwan

The Apple Store is the envy of many in the retail world, with the highest sales per square foot in the industry.
5 Clever Retail Offers That Won't Eat Your Profits
Ecommerce

5 Clever Retail Offers That Won't Eat Your Profits

Your profit margins and brand image don't have to suffer when running sales.
Francesca Nicasio
To Reduce Costly Retail Returns Start Listening to Your Front Line People
reverse logistics

To Reduce Costly Retail Returns Start Listening to Your Front Line People

Nobody is likelier to have ideas for avoiding customer problems than whoever is solving those problems, face-to-face, with unhappy customers.
Peter Sobotta
5 Reasons Your Retail Store Needs a Mobile App
Mobile Apps

5 Reasons Your Retail Store Needs a Mobile App

Whether you have a beach town boutique, a shoe shop in the city or a sports store in the 'burbs, you want and need your customers to love your brand.