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3 Must Attends at eTail East 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

This year promises some amazing keynotes, sessions and networking opportunities. So how can you pick just the cream of the crop? In the end, it depends where your brand sits today and their goals for tomorrow, but as usual I took the time to pick my top 3 Must Attend's.

Modern Digital Strategies for Customer Experience Success

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

In this "Age of the Customer," where mobile devices keep getting faster, smarter and more ubiquitous, the retailer needs to be innovative. With the power of digital commerce not just on their laptops or desktops but literally in the palm of their hands, consumer expectations have risen through the roof.

Why Shoptalk Isn't Jumping the Shark on Retail Trade Shows

Mike Cassidy | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Mike Cassidy

Does the retail world really need another presentation-packed show featuring a cavernous hall full of vendors hoping to connect with retailers who are searching for an edge in an increasingly brutal business?

3 Don't Miss Sessions at Shoptalk 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

If the retail world can agree on one thing, it is that the line up at Shoptalk 2016 is impressive. No surprise the attendees include some of the bigge...

How One Man Began a Culture of Good That Reduced Turnover at Retailer, TCC

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Ryan McCarty was a pastor when TCC CEO Scott Moorehead tapped him to lead the nation's largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in a corporate social...

What If Macys Created a New 'Miracle on 34th Street'?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Steven G. Brant

We are still trying to solve ALL of our problems using the same kind of thinking that created them! Have you heard the expression, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"? Well, our society is stuck in an "insane" kind of problem-solving loop.

10 Things Every Retailer Should Be Doing to Survive and Thrive

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 02.15.2016 | Business
Matt Sweetwood

What brand means the most to you: the brands of products you sell in your store? The answer is: "No!" The most important brand to you should be the brand of your store itself.

5 Ways To Help Your Retail Business

Elizabeth Traub | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Traub

There are five things I have done that have helped my retail business. It's not a secret, but if you are hanging on and love what you do, here are some things you can do to start helping you and your company.

How Can Businesses Benefit From Virtual Reality?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

More than the stability of virtual reality, here are more amazing ways an enterprise can benefit from it.

5 Reasons It Makes Sense for Retail Businesses to Invest in Cloud Technology

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

With the overall increase in productivity, cloud collaboration tools can help retail businesses take their business to the next level.

Jillian Berman

Why I'm Mourning The Death Of A Mall | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business

The mall that played an outsize role in my adolescence is now a ghost town. I didn’t really believe that malls were going extinct until I saw my ...

Retail Workers' Rights: It's A Family Issue

Mark Ortiz | Posted 02.02.2015 | San Francisco
Mark Ortiz

It made me realize that all those feelings of wanting a voice, wanting a change and wanting to be treated with respect were not so alien in California. People here believed they deserved certain rights and were not afraid to fight for them.

China's New Open Door: The E-Commerce Boom

Shehzad H. Qazi | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Shehzad H. Qazi

Along with the ongoing rapid rise in internet connectivity in China, our findings underline the dramatic transformation of retail opportunities underway there. In a word, the future of the world's largest retail market is: online!

Gerry Smith

Home Depot Security Team Understaffed And Overwhelmed For Years, Insiders Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

The Home Depot team tasked with protecting customer credit card data from hackers was understaffed and overwhelmed for years before the biggest securi...

What Size Are You, Really?

Danielle James | Posted 09.25.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Making a woman feel insecure regarding how much cloth it takes to cover her body further perpetuates the misogynistic idea that a woman's body is her greatest asset. J.Crew's introduction of a size 000 is a business move, not a personal one.

Gap Profits Jump As Retailer Declines To Sign Bangladesh Safety Accord

AP/HuffPost | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- After years of struggle, Gap is back in style. Gap Inc., which owns The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic clothing chains, on Thursday ...

Dave Jamieson

Pain Under Bain: Retailer's Pay Rates Fall After Buyout | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Ernest Hampson has been working at Guitar Center for six years, not a brief span in the world of retail. During that time, the 26-year-old Brooklyn re...

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food, Retail Strikes Expected In Chicago | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Labor groups are predicting that hundreds of Chicago-area fast-food and retail workers will walk off the job for a one-day strike on Wednesday, just w...

Retail Group Backed By Apple, Nike Pushes Lawmakers For Tax Breaks

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business

Walmart, Apple, J.Crew and scores of other famous retailers are members of a group pushing for changes in the corporate tax code that would benefit co...

Sephora's VP Interactive On Mobile Technology: Threat or Opportunity?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Sephora execs may have heard Silicon Valley veteran Marc Andreessen predicting the death of traditional retailers earlier this year. But with its leadership in digital and mobile technology, Sephora's future is bright.

8 Things You Need To Know About Opening Your Own Fashion Business

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Style

Opening your own boutique or starting a fashion business is a dream for many women. It sounds wonderful to curate a store full of items that you love ...

Tipping the First Domino: Getting Our Suppliers Onboard

Halsey Meyer Schroeder | Posted 01.21.2013 | Business
Halsey Meyer Schroeder

It is also true that if you get just one or two of the big name suppliers to sign on, you can start a 'domino effect' and the other suppliers will be eager to join in. So where do you start? How do you get the first big names to say yes?

Savvy Retailers Can Cash in on Blackberry

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Watching financial pundits bandy about the impending demise of RIM and its product line Blackberry is equivalent to conductors yelling "JUMP!" before ...

Government Accounted For Nearly A Third Of All Layoffs In 2011: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

For government workers and financial sector employees, last year was a particularly bad one -- and 2012 likely won't be much better. More jobs were...

Hordes Of Post-Christmas Shoppers Expected

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Retail experts predict that the day after Christmas — a holiday this year for many American workers — will be the country's third-busiest shopping...