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Organized crime: Worst year ever for retailers


by ckatarsky

Organized crime rings are increasingly targeting retailers for a quick payday. 

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Obama’s health care law upheld — what it means for retailers


by ckatarsky

Whether you like the Affordable Care Act or not, it’s here to stay now. And it will undoubtedly have a huge impact on how retailers do business. 

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Good news: Overall retail theft down


by ckatarsky

Overall shrinkage in ’11 was down five percent from the prior year — saving retailers a whopping $2.6 billion.

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Your mission: Leave customers delighted


by ckatarsky

To stay competitive in a tough economic environment, 82% of retail execs said they were focusing on this hard-to-deliver goal for 2012.

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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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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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Love is in the air … for retailers!


by Renee Cocchi

Looks like retailers should be feeling the love this Valentine’s Day! Here’s why:

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National Retail Federation predicts 2012 sales growth


by Renee Cocchi

Sales growth for 2012 is predicted to be less than last year’s 4.7%, but still respectable considering many consumers are still worried about their jobs and money.

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National Retail Federation changes holiday forecast


by Renee Cocchi

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has changed its holiday forecast!

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What will consumers be buying during the holidays?


by Renee Cocchi

Believe it or not, despite the economy, 60% of consumers plan to make non-gift purchases for themselves and their families this holiday season. What else are they buying?

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Halloween spending’s spooktacular this year!


by Renee Cocchi

If consumers are still cutting back on their spending, then why are Halloween retailers having a fang-tastic season?

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NRF unveils crowd management guildelines


by Renee Cocchi

With Black Friday quickly approaching, many retailers are worrying about crowd control, flash mobs and criminal flash mobs. Do you know the best and safest ways to handle these occurrences?

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Top 10 fastest growing US retailers are …


by Renee Cocchi

So what does it take to make the National Retail Federation STORES Hot 100 Retailers list?

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What can retailers expect for BTS spending this year?


by Renee Cocchi

So what’s the word when it comes to back-to-school spending? Is it going to be up from last year or down?

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Back to school … in July?


by Penelope Miller

At least one retailer wants to send kids back to school early – and hopes to make a profit off of it.

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Top 10 cities with the most retail theft


by Penelope Miller

If you have retail locations in these cities, you might want to beef up security …

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New danger for retailers: Robbers on the prowl


by Penelope Miller

Staff and security cutbacks might’ve saved retailers a few bucks in the past – but they’re paying for it now as theft rates spike.

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Proposed legislation favors big banks, delays swipe-fee reform


by Renee Cocchi

New legislation would delay swipe-fee reform and block retailers from giving discounts to consumers who use debit cards. As if that isn’t bad enough, it would cost merchants and the public more than $1 billion.

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2010 tax refunds mean big sales for retailers


by Renee Cocchi

Not many people look forward to filing their taxes, unless they’re getting a big refund. And while financial planners discourage people from getting big refunds, the good thing this year for retailers is that many consumers do it anyway!

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The big question: How will this year’s holiday season be different?


by Renee Cocchi

So are we coming out of a recession or not? Will retailers have a better year this holiday season or not? 

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