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Return to Cities Fuel New Lifestyle Brands

Roberto Ramos | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Roberto Ramos

America's greater urbanity bodes favorably for the creation of the next generation of American fashion and lifestyle brands. Urban centers have a unique power to fuel creative ideas and to spread them quickly, generating viable market conditions to bring these ideas to full scale.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic ...

Why Massage Therapists Don't Want to Sell

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

For many therapists in the spa industry, retail selling has negative connotations. Some massage therapists consider their vocation to have roots based in spirituality. They don't think that commerce should enter into the process.

Gap To End On-Call Scheduling For Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

Gap Inc. announced Wednesday that it would end on-call scheduling for employees at its stores by the end of September, making it the latest retailer ...

Ron Johnson Re-Imagines Retail

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Gary M. Kaye

At age 55 and after rising to the heights in retailing, Ron Johnson certainly didn't need the money. Nor did he need the stress and aggravation of starting not only a business, but a revolutionary concept.

Kenyan Retail in the Footsteps of Obama and Satya

Jon Bird | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

The lyrics to the 1967 Buffalo Springfield protest anthem popped into my head as I toured Nairobi in late July. There's definitely something happening here. The week before my visit, Barack Obama had been in town and the buzz was still palpable.

3 Retail Technologies That Cross Over E-commerce

Geri Spieler | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Geri Spieler

The lines blurred between online and offline sales and the numbers have never been better. In fact, new mobile technologies are sending more people into stores looking for deals with the same discounts they would get online without the wait.

Fashion-able World Games at UCLA

Sissi Johnson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Sissi Johnson

Did you think the Olympics was the most spectacular event you could ever witness ? Then you obviously missed out on the heartwarming Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

The Day That Retail Changed Forever

Jon Bird | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

Something weird happened on an otherwise ordinary Wednesday in July in New York City. A switch flicked. A baton was passed. A change happened. On July 15 2015, a brick and mortar retail icon closed its doors, while at the same time an e-commerce powerhouse had one of its biggest days ever.

A realtime journey: The Odyssey Project

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

To mark its 80th anniversary, Sperry have embarked upon a special journey. Launched in March this year, the Odyssey Project has sent eighty ambassador...

Finally, Some Good News From U.S. Retailers

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Despite jokes on social media about Amazon's Prime Day shopping event and headlines that monthly retail sales slid unexpectedly in June, a closer look...

America's 10 Best and Worst Retailers for Summer Savings

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

We asked bargain experts which retailers were best -- and worst -- for cutting prices during summer on everything from patio furniture and summer fashions to back-to-school supplies and laptops.

Trailblazing Women: Vicky Brock, Founder and CEO of Clear Returns

Anne Ravanona | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Vicky Brock is CEO of a high-growth technology start-up, Clear Returns, which helps retailers boost profits by understanding and tackling their returns.

Amazon Prime Day 2015: Best Deals for July 15

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Amazon is turning 20 next week, and to celebrate this landmark event the online retailer is offering a huge sale under the name of Prime Day. The July 15 sales event will feature giveaways and discounts steep enough to rival those of Black Friday.

Attention Bargain Hunters: Peso Is Changing The Future of Fashion E-Commerce

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 07.08.2015 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

Recently, I connected with Andrew Tan -- Founder of new fashion site, "Peso." It feels like walking into a store and going straight to the sale section in the back (I'm a lazy shopper) because Peso only showcases deals and promo codes.

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.

Retail Roars at the Cannes Lions

Jon Bird | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

Dig a little deeper though and you find some fascinating stuff going on at Cannes, which has just wound up on the French Riviera. And some of the more interesting developments are in the fields of retail and shopper marketing.

23 Savings Hacks for Target

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's no wonder so many people shop Target for everything from food to furniture. If you're one of them, you probably love the feeling of getting good deals on everyday items. But you might be missing out on some major savings.

Dave Jamieson

Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A year after it first announced a major minimum wage hike in its U.S. stores, Ikea said Wednesday that it plans to implement another nat...

Waking Up to the Dollar Signs in Dads

Jon Bird | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

This is an image of a "male parking station" in a mall in Turkey. A group of men recline on the sofa in various states of tedium while (presumably) their female partners are off merrily flexing their credit cards.

WhyYour New Spa Product Will Probably Fail

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

My friend Cheryl (not her real name) developed a beautiful line of organic body products. She sent me samples and I was thrilled to discover that her creations where some of the best I'd ever used.

Remarkable Retail Amidst the Ruins

Jon Bird | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

To find surprising retail in a foreign city, you often have to do a little digging. You have to be part archaeologist, part anthropologist, delving beyond the surface similarities of the globalized retail landscape to see what makes a place and its people unique.

Omnichannel or Bust: The Retailer's Road to a Customer's Heart

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Consumers know what it takes to experience memorable shopping. Retailers have to make the experience happen. Unequivocally.

Minority Employees In Retail Face A Huge Wage Gap

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the fl...