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How one retailer makes its stores a ‘must-shop’ destination!


by Renee Cocchi

Everyone is super busy at this time of the year. Squeezing in time to shop for gifts is just one more task to do! But one retailer is taking shopping convenience to a new level.

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2011 Holiday Trends


by Renee Cocchi

Holiday shopping: It’s not on the top of consumers’ minds, but retailers have been getting ready for months, planning ways to get consumers to spend more with them. What strategies will work?

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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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A new therapy could boost retail sales!


by Renee Cocchi

Good news for the retail industry: A study shows that “retail therapy” maybe just what the doctor ordered for staying healthy!

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Do clogged aisles increase spending?


by Penelope Miller

Retailers might have to swap post-recession sparse shelves for jam-packed aisles if they want customers to open their wallets.

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4 mobile retail app ideas worth stealing


by Penelope Miller

Cellphone apps are the next big thing in retail. Take a look at how these four retailers used mobile apps to rake in millions in revenue.

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Do bunny ears mean higher sales for retailers?


by Penelope Miller

Will the Easter bunny bring retailers more than just chocolate this year? Looks like it.

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Are the holidays actually more expensive this year?


by Penelope Miller

Experts predicted spending would increase this holiday season. But will Santa be broke after Christmas?

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Land those last-minute holiday sales


by Renee Cocchi

There aren’t many shopping days left before Christmas. So how can you get your sales people to land those last-minute sales? Have them stop asking, “Can I help you?”

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Pop-up stores could be here to stay


by Penelope Miller

Most shoppers associate pop-up stores with the holidays. But could retailers be turning to them beyond that?

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Now consumers can use their credit cards to buy fake stuff?


by Renee Cocchi

Sure, everyone knows you can buy stuff with your credit card reward points, but did you know you can now buy fake stuff? A new partnership is offering consumers a whole new way of shopping.

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Borders teams up with Google for new service


by Penelope Miller

Google might hold the key for retailers to get closer to their customers – and increase sales. Here’s how it’s working for Borders Books.

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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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Will virtual gift cards increase sales?


by Penelope Miller

Will that be digital or plastic?

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Retail backlash: Vanity sizing & the pants problem


by Penelope Miller

Clothing retailers are getting the wrong kind of publicity after the release of an investigative report. What’s all the controversy about?

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Back-to-school shopping goes belly-up


by Penelope Miller

If you thought you’d see a bump in sales thanks to kids going back to school, think again.

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eBay offers shoppers an alternative experience


by Renee Cocchi

Today, most retail companies offer their customers the online shopping experience. eBay offers that and more.

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