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Retail

Growth Strategies

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
Growth Strategies

Are You Ready for the Age of the Customer?

After thousands of years, the marketplace has experienced a tectonic shift.
Marketing

5 Strategies for Generating Consumer Demand

Tips on how to create excitement and buzz around your new product.
Technology

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.
Technology

GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
Growth Strategies

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.
Technology

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
Marketing

8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

Many sellers missed a big opportunity this past holiday shopping season. Here's what they can do later this year.
Growth Strategies

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
Starting a Business

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you're already using.
Marketing

4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

While the competition is taking a breath, use this time to create new customers and additional sales.
Growth Strategies

Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Shift your attentions to shoppers' moods and needs to move product and increase revenue.
Growth Strategies

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.
Growth Strategies

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.