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Retail

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.
Amazon

Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods for a Whopping $13.7 Billion -- Is It a Good Deal?

The grocery chain will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods brand.
Ecommerce

5 Rules for Staying Ahead in the Ecommerce Race

Starting with a winning formula from inception goes a long way in guaranteeing long-term sustainability.
Dish Network

Dish Fined $280 Million for Illegal Robocalls

The company should have known that its third-party call centers were violating federal and state 'do not call' laws, a court found.
Amazon

Amazon Books Should Open Where They're Most Needed

Manhattan is not hurting for bookstores, but Queens and the Bronx are. Amazon Books should look to the outer boroughs for its next outpost.