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10 Best and Worst Deals at Whole Foods

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

Whole Foods' reputation for being pricey earned it the nickname Whole Paycheck, but the grocery chain, which specializes in organic fare, does offer some deals. Read on to find out which Whole Foods deals are the best -- and which are the worst.

How to Choose the Best Location for Your Brick-and-Mortar Business

Kenny Kline | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Choosing a location for a business office, warehouse, or retail space is one of the most critical decisions an entrepreneur will face early in a company's life cycle. That's because signing a lease or purchasing a building surrenders your company's fate to that specific location.

Urban Outfitters Is The Latest Retailer To Correct This Unfair Labor Practice

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

Urban Outfitters, the brand that made hipster a coveted look, announced Wednesday it will end on-call scheduling for its workers in New Yor...

WATCH: Best News Ever! Shopping Can Improve Your Health!

HooplaHa | Posted 10.02.2015 | Good News

This just in! Retail therapy actually works! We love to give you tips and tricks to make sure you are the happiest & healthiest you can be. So here is...

Shopping in the Micro-Moments

Jon Bird | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Jon Bird

Down time has become go-time. These pause-points are often in between activities, and are tiny little gold mines just waiting for an enterprising merchant with a pick. So how do you get your lode?

Why I Let Go of My Thriving Business and Chose My Priority

Smita Singh | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Smita Singh

In every successful small business owners life there comes a point when they need to decide if they want to expand and turn their small business into a mid size business or if they want to stay a small business. When I had to make that decision, I decided to let go instead.

Smart Strategies for Issuing Ecommerce Coupons

Danny Wong | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Consumers love coupons, and brands are eager to issue them. Discounts and special offers make it easy to incentivize hesitant shoppers to finally p...

Women in Business Q&A: Tori Swaim, CEO and Founder, New Arrivals Inc and My Baby Sam Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tori Swaim is CEO & Founder of New Arrivals, Inc. and My Baby Sam, Inc., both manufacturers of baby and children's bedding and room décor. New Arriv...

Gap CEO On Why Running Beats Stress

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Gap chief Art Peck is still new to the job, but he has a good idea of what works for him when it comes to de-stressing. For Peck, who took o...

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

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

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.