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Retail

The Fix

How VR Helps This Company Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars While Sticking to Its Mission

Virtual reality helps retailer TreeHouse prevent errors, cut costs, eliminate waste, adapt faster, minimize travel and gain customer insights.
Retail

Big-box Stores Are Failing. Here's How Small Businesses Can Scoop up Their Sales.

Steps for small businesses to not only gain but retain customers from large retailers
Holiday Shopping

5 Things You Should Do Now to Prepare Your Business for Black Friday

If you aren't assessing how to prepare your business for one of the busiest days of the year, then you are already at a disadvantage.
Brands

The Products and Brands We've Lost This Year

We've lost a number of iconic products and companies in 2017.
Holiday Shopping

You Should Be Planning Now for Holiday Sales -- Here's How

If you're a small business owner hoping to effectively capitalize on the lucrative fourth quarter, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Fashion

Why Fashion Guru Nina Garcia Says Thinking 'Shoes First' Can Make You More Productive

Fashion guru and 'Project Runway' judge Nina Garcia, who recently became an advisor to a fashion-tech startup, shares two insights on dressing for success.
Ready for Anything

July Is Just Early Enough to Start Planning for Holiday Selling

Children think Christmas will never come. Retailers know it will be here soon.
Mark Zuckerberg

For $46, You Can Dress Just Like Mark Zuckerberg

Italian retail company Vresh Clothing recently released a replica of the gray T-shirt regularly seen on Facebook's CEO.
Amazon

Amazon Spark Is a Pinterest-Like Shopping Social Network

The new feature inside Amazon's iPhone app lets you follow specific categories and people, making it easy to buy things you find.
Ecommerce

How Real-World Retailers Can Better Compete With Ecommerce

Researchers found that shops can appeal to certain types of customers better than any website ever could.
Customer Service

The 4 Top Customer Service Screw-Ups You Must Avoid

There is no point in marketing if your team ignores customers who respond.
Apple

Apple Back-to-School Deals Include Free Beats Gear

Now through Sept. 25, students can get a free set of Beats headphones when they buy an eligible Apple Mac or iPad.
Bricks and Clicks

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.
Apple

Apple's New Chicago Store Looks Like a Giant MacBook

The iPhone maker's Chicago flagship is larger than life.
Amazon

Amazon Patents Tech to Block In-Store Comparison Shopping

If you visit an Amazon Store, don't expect to be able to compare prices using your smartphone. Amazon's patent describes blocking such checks and sending a sales rep over to see you.