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Do You Really Understand Women, Your Biggest Customer?

Jeffery Tobias Halter | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Jeffery Tobias Halter

As the grocery decision maker, the home category manager or any new term you want to put on her, the customer is typically over 85 percent female. And most store staffs are well north of 50 percent female as well.

Top Security Measures for Your Office or Storefront

Brian Penny | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Brian Penny

It is always better to be proactive when it comes to office or store security. Being caught unprepared can turn a bad situation into a nightmare.

Now Hiring?!

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Window shopping through the Meatpacking District of Manhattan there is one trend that every designer has opted for this season: "Now Hiring" signage. This is interesting to me because it seems as if the art of being a retailer is dying.

JCPenney Facing Scathing Criticism

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business

* Already faces one call for resignation * Expert suggests investors might toss out board * Shares tumble 10 percent ...

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.

5 Retail Technology Approaches to Combat Showrooming

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A growing number of shoppers are researching their purchases in-store then buying later online, which would be fine if the sale went to that retailer. But when it goes to Amazon or a competitor, it means the store served as an unpaid showroom.

Target Hides Horrible Truth From Customers

Posted 08.23.2012 | Business

Major retailers like Target and Walmart may be able to keep the connection between their products and a war-torn African country under wraps. Tha...

Lawmakers: Walmart May Have Engaged In Bribery, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business

* Lawmakers probing allegations of bribery in Wal-Mart's Mexico unit * Wal-Mart also cooperating with DOJ, SEC on probe ...

Shop Allegedly Only Wanted Workers With 'Blond Hair And Blue Eyes'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Lawsuit claims discrimination is retailer's policy * Wet Seal worried over "brand image" -- lawsuit * Wet Sea says it ...

Bomb Scares Hit Walmarts Across The Country

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Multiple Walmarts across the country have been victim to bomb threats in recent days. On Wednesday, two Walmarts were evacuated after a 911 dispat...

Lawmakers Frustrated By Lack Of Cooperation In Bribery Probe

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

* Wal-Mart briefed panel on compliance program * Cummings, Waxman want information on bribery allegations By Aruna Viswa...

Apparently Bribery Allegations Aren't Hurting The Bottom Line

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

* Q1 EPS $1.09 vs Wall Street view of $1.04 * Walmart U.S. same-store sales up 2.6 pct * International bribery probe ong...

Employee Petition Has Thousands Of Signatures Demanding CEO Step Down

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

By Brad Dorfman April 27 (Reuters) - A deli manager at a Walmart store has started an online petition calling for the resignations of ...

'Millenials, With Their Constant Fickleness' Driving U.S. Retailer Trend

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

* Gap, American Eagle and peers following fast-fashion model * Old sourcing networks revamped to cut turnaround time * B...

Major Retailer To Launch New Line Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Pretax profit 3.7 bln crowns vs forecast 4.2 bln * March 1-27 sales up 22 percent * To open new line of stores next ye...

When The Super-Rich Spend, So Does Everyone Else

Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

Move over baseball. Keeping up with the Joneses is apparently the real national pastime. When the rich boost their spending by 10 percent, non-ric...

Bye Bye Blockbuster, Hello 'Virtual Movie Mall'

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

Remember when you would stroll through the aisles of Blockbuster browsing movies? Maybe you even rented one? Movie studios are now trying to revive th...

Desperate Consumers Lining This Company's Pockets

Flickr user daysofthundr46 | Alice Hines | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Dollar stores are thriving in this weak recovery as struggling Americans look for deals on the basics. Dollar Tree, the nation's third largest doll...

AGAIN? Abercrombie & Fitch To Close 180 U.S. Stores By 2015

Alice Hines | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

Abercrombie & Fitch, the Ohio-based teen retailer, plans to close 180 of its U.S. stores by 2015, CEO Mike Jeffries told analysts on a conference call...

Walmart Waving Goodbye To Some Greeters

AOL Jobs | Claire Gordon | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

After 30 years, "People Greeters" will no longer welcome Walmart customers with a "cart and a smile." Four months after Walmart got rid of its night-s...

Alice Hines

Retailers Seduced Shoppers With Deals In December, In Spite Of Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Shoppers didn't hold back this holiday season -- at certain stores, that is. According to data released Thursday, luxury and mid-range retailers seduc...

Sears Lists 79 Of Its Planned Store Closures

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Sears Holdings Corp on Thursday identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close, with the list split a...

Greek Retailers See Worst Holiday Season In Decades

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's stores had their worst Christmas in decades, with retail sales dropping by 30 percent compared with the same period last y...

Retailers Hoping For 'Mega Monday' Of Huge Sales

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Retailers were bracing for a busy day on Monday, as a day off for many Americans and warm, dry weather were expected to entice shoppers looking for de...

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...