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Retail Recovery Ain't No Spoonful of Sugar

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Jeffrey Shaffer

As Yule time decorations and lawn displays get packed up and stored away, this is a good time for a collective salute to a group of people who work ha...

How to Take Advantage of the Upcoming Holiday Season For Your Retail Business

John Rampton | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
John Rampton

For retailers the holidays are often the most hectic time-of-year. While most business owners have hopefully already begun preparations to stay ahead ...

Retailers Adapt To The Changing E-commerce Landscape

Kara Mulder | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Kara Mulder

The e-commerce world is enormous. In fact, according to eMarketer, it is the only trillion-dollar market (1.6T USD in 2015) in existence that is proje...

The Retail Industry--Agile Tactics for Changing Times

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

A lot has been written about the decline of the brick-and-mortar side of the retail sector--so much in fact that it can be easy to think that the sector itself is in decline. Take a step back from a focus on the retail stores of our childhood memories, and what emerges is a sector that is remarkably nimble in the ways it is adjusting to and profiting from the retail environment of today.

Go Pokemon Go - For Small Business

Carla Deter | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Carla Deter

What a week it has been on social and news stations around the world! The silly game that has created an overnight triumph - both online and in the ph...

2016's Best 4th Of July Sales

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Independence Day can't compare to Black Friday's retail cache, but this red, white and blue holiday can actually save you just as much green. Discount...

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.

The Trump Lie Machine

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Rob Taub

(The Original Trump Store has been removed from lobby of Trump Tower) Donald Trump not only tells lies, he sends his minions out to do so as well. C...

19 Best Things to Buy at Walmart for Memorial Day Weekend

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer Like other big-box retailers, Walmart offers plenty of Memorial Day deals to ring in summer 2016. The retailer off...

15 Best Things to Buy at Costco for Memorial Day Weekend

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

By Andrew DePietro, Finance Writer Memorial Day weekend finally has arrived. The unofficial kickoff to summer, Memorial Day celebrates and honors Am...

Why So Little Inflation?

Harlan Green | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

Where's the inflation? It is barely rising, as consumers still wait for bargains before they decide to buy. The overall Consumer Price Index in April rose just 1.1 percent, and is up 2.1 percent less food and energy prices, which have been falling this year.

$5,000 Friday - Yesterday's Futures Trades Pay Off Nicely

Phil Davis | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

You are welcome! I know often those of you who don't subscribe to the PSW Report don't get these trade ideas after the market opens and miss out...

Are Central Banks Robbing You While the MSM Covers It Up?

Phil Davis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Up 1.25% is very impressive. Unless, of course, you look at the volume, which is what we usually get on a holiday. This is why, for the most pa...

5 Lessons the World's Largest Online Retailers Spent Millions to Learn

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

You're busy. I get that. Heck, I'm in business development, I hear it all the time. I'm surprised you're even taking the time to read this article, so...

TGIF - Stop the Rally, We Want to Cash Out!

Phil Davis | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

You are welcome! That's right, yesterday we told you that the Nikkei was facing the Kobayashi Maru and we picked a short on the Futures (/NKD) at ...

10 Secret Ways to Save Money at Costco

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist There's a good reason Costco has more than 81 million members who are willing to pay $55 -- or $110 -- annually to ...

What to Buy (and Skip) in April

NerdWallet | Posted 04.06.2016 | HuffPost Home

April showers bring May flowers, and the fourth month of the year also brings something else: sales.

Unlocking Retail's Human Touch

Roberto Ramos | Posted 03.16.2017 | Business
Roberto Ramos

What digital platforms have not done, despite their peer-network models and media-rich capabilities, is replace the need for true physical, human interaction.

Warm Weather Favorites Under $50

Amanda Pavlock | Posted 03.12.2017 | Style
Amanda Pavlock

Are you just so ready for warmer temps, sunshine, and Spring fashion? I know I am. I am over the dark colors of Winter, I want tassels, pink, sunnies, sandals and dresses.

Why Gift Recipients Don't Get Any Love From Retailers

Jon Loew | Posted 03.11.2017 | Technology
Jon Loew

The modern retail industry uses customer analytics as the main driver for both business and marketing strategies. Brands track customer behavior on th...

29 Best Leap Day 2016 Deals, Freebies and Discounts

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor Feb. 29, or Leap Day, arrives on your calendar once every four years -- and 2016 is one of them. The reason there are 366...

4 Reasons The Retail Industry Is Declining

Sharifa Murdock | Posted 02.02.2017 | Style
Sharifa Murdock

It's no secret the retail industry has seen a decrease in in-store sales over the last few years. Over the course of 2015, the Sears Holdings Corporation, parent company of Sears and Kmart, closed over 230 stores nationwide.

10 Best and Worst Deals at Macy's

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business

By Terence Loose, Contributor With hundreds of Macy's stores across the nation, there's a good chance there's one in a shopping mall near you. There'...

Are Spa Managers Terrified of Kaizen?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

I recently met with a senior manager about the need for customer engagement training at his spas. Having had a number of treatments during which tim...

How Bluetooth Beacons Will Transform Retail in 2016

Kenny Kline | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Kenny Kline

Beacons can help keep current customers by creating a more engaging in-store experience. With these beacons, retailers can navigate customers through a store, find what they want and maybe get a few perks for their efforts.