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How Can Businesses Benefit From Virtual Reality?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.08.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | 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 ...

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.

Retail Workers Are Robotized in Our Scripted Society

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Annabel Osberg

"Did you find everything OK?" the cashier at a large retail chain store asks me as she begins ringing up my items. Actually, I didn't. There were a co...

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...

Lila Shapiro

The Walmart Problem | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In his struggle to organize Walmart's workers, Philip Meza spends a lot of his time in chain restaurants. On a recent morning on the ou...

Black Friday Draws Crowds, But Spending In Doubt

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

JESSICA WOHL, (Reuters) - Retailers were hoping for more shoppers like Shawn Elzia as the annual Black Friday bargain stampede marked the unoffici...

LIVE UPDATES: Retailers Use Early Openings, Deals To Lure Black Friday Shoppers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

Black Friday: It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year -- famous for long lines, huge deals and shopper stampedes. And this year, even in a d...

Uniqlo Planning U.S. Expansion

Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago

The CEO of the fourth-largest retailer in the world has listed Chicago as one of the company's primarily targeted markets in its aggressive U.S. expan...

Report: Global Luxury Sector To Grow 10 Percent On Jewelry, Watches

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

MILAN -- The global luxury market has continued its surge as experts project 10 percent growth in 2013. Bain & Company says in a report commissioned ...

Finding Your Way to Loyalty

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

You must meet the wants, needs, and/or desires of your shopper and her consumers if you want to cultivate loyalty.

Holiday Hiring Expected To Remain Flat, Adding To Fears Of Economic Stallout

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

Even though Americans are expected to be doing a lot more holiday shopping this year, don't expect that to do much to alleviate the pain of a struggli...