Retail

Franchises

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
Marketing

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Marketing

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.
Starting a Business

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
Growth Strategies

Learn How Same-Day Fulfillment Works (Infographic)

This infographic breaks down the same-day delivery process to help you better understand your logistics needs.
Growth Strategies

5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

Thieves' jobs just got harder with technologies tracking everything from store displays to people's faces.
Technology

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
Marketing

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
Growth Strategies

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
Starting a Business

4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft

Nearly 80 percent of retailers have been a victim of gift-card fraud. Don't let your store be the next victim.
Marketing

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
Small Business Heroes

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
Franchises

What Does the Demise of the Dollar Menu Mean for Franchisees?

McDonald's franchisees have long protested the burger chain's pricing moves. Will the new 'Dollar Menu & More' provide a solution?
Marketing

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.
Technology

Apple Taps Burberry CEO to Run Retail Operations

Angela Ahrendts is the first high-profile head of retail since Ron Johnson left in 2011.