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Law eliminates plastic from ‘paper or plastic?’ debate


by ckatarsky

Los Angeles just became the biggest city in the U.S. to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts.

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Target to face jury over slo-mo clean up of nasty spill


by ckatarsky

Target will have to face a jury in a baby-spit-related slip-and-fall case.

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Will retailers get a treat this Easter?


by Renee Cocchi

Will Peter Cottontail be hopping down your bunny trail this year to bring every girl and boy baskets full of Easter joy?

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Retailer receives 2012 ENERGY STAR Award


by Renee Cocchi

One retailer is being honored again for protecting our environment through energy efficiency initiatives.

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Guess what shoppers want from you now?


by Renee Cocchi

Consumers want environmentally friendly packaging, however, they need your help!

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New hot item targeted by thieves!


by Renee Cocchi

 

It seems the tides are turning when it comes to shoplifting. There is well-known product on the market that’s become the new hot item for thieves to steal and sell on the black market! And it has nothing to do with electronics!

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Bootcamp for retail employees?


by Renee Cocchi

Abercrombie & Fitch is making headlines again! But this time it’s not for making its staff conform to its strict “look policy” or for discrimination.

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Will retailers benefit from the luck of the Irish?


by Renee Cocchi

Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, will more people be spending money to celebrate like they’re really Irish?

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Will consumers spend or save their tax returns?


by Renee Cocchi

The National Retail Federation (NRF) just released the results of its Tax Returns Consumer Survey conducted by BIGinsight and here’s what it found:

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RedBox is being sued for discrimination


by Renee Cocchi

Technology has changed the way people buy products and services, making it easier and faster. However, technology can also limit some people.

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Child labor: Coalition threatened chocolate giant with Super Bowl ad


by Renee Cocchi

What did it take to get Hershey Company to commit to buying Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa?

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Refunds in exchange for positive product reviews, really?


by Renee Cocchi

Do online retailers really need to offer refunds in exchange for 5-star product reviews?

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Guess who’s suing Martha Stewart Living?


by Renee Cocchi

It seems that Macy’s, Inc., is none too happy with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and is suing. The story goes like this: 

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What has consumers spending more than ever before?


by Renee Cocchi

Here’s a hint: It’s only held one time a year on a Sunday evening!

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Discount retailer slapped with $90,000 fine!


by Renee Cocchi

Most retailers are pulling out all the stops to increase their sales in today’s economy. The last thing they need is to be slapped with a big-time fine like this retailer!

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Hip hop icon breaks into new industry


by Renee Cocchi

Celebrities sell everything from perfume to furniture to food. But one hip hop icon is breaking grounds with his new futuristic venture.

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Big news about Amazon.com


by Renee Cocchi

It seems that Amazon.com just lost another battle when it comes to not collecting sales tax. Here’s why:

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Two retailers take another ‘green’ step


by Renee Cocchi

It’s not easy being green and sometimes it can cost big bucks. But two retailers are taking the initiative to be even more environmentally friendly.

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New limits on truck drivers’ hours affect retailers


by Renee Cocchi

Retailers rely on trucks to deliver their goods on time. So how will the new scheduling rules for truck drivers affect them?

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How will postal cutbacks affect retailers?


by Renee Cocchi

The United States Postal Service announced it’s going to close 252 of its 487 mail processing centers nationwide starting in the Spring. But how will that affect retailers?

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