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The Calm before the Storm (Trends to Watch in the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season)

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

The significance of Black Friday remains intact, but thanks to the emergence of Black Friday as a brand, coupled with early promotions and the Internet-driven growth of omni-channel methods, it has been dramatically changed.

Avoid These 10 Retail Scams That Target Holiday Shoppers

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business

By Caroline Hailey, Contributor Many people look forward to the holidays all year, including retailers. The holiday shopping season is saturated wi...

16 Holiday Shopping Tips From Top Couponing Experts

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist The cost of holiday gifts, decorations and food can quickly add up and put a big dent in your budget. In fact,...

5 Early Black Friday Predictions

MoneyTips | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business

How do you know whether Black Friday prices will be better than any reference prices or deals earlier in the year? You can make your best guess based on your own shopping experience, or you can consult websites like

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.

AXIS x (Capsule) '15: Female, Focus & Fashion!

Marlon Regis | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style
Marlon Regis

Last week, during NYFW when most of the mainstream media and high-end, luxury fashion brands obsessed over who's who in the front rows of those runway shows, there was something far more creative going on at Pier 94.

Video Marketing Is King: Oops, I Meant Content!

Diane Primo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Diane Primo

With 85 percent of Americans online, content is king today for marketers -- to build brands, demonstrate expertise and sell product. And no strategy may be more effective -- or "kingly" -- than video content and video marketing

American Swastika.

Shan Wells | Posted 06.24.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells


Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Reinventing Commerce: This Secret Will Help Retailers Transform their Online Store and Win Customers for Life

Matt Dion | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

Delivering great digital experiences is an essential strategy for retailers. Embracing the new customer journey will ensure that retailers remain competitive and are able to monetize digital experiences while wowing their customers with personalized service.

Jeffrey Young

Why We're Picking Walmart And CVS Over Doctors' Offices | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business

How big retailers hope to fix one of the most annoying things about the American health care system.

Just Saying No to Retail Grinches

Tricia Spencer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Tricia Spencer

The holiday season is in full swing, but it's becoming harder and harder recognize it. Retail Grinches somehow wish to relieve us of our money, yet deprive us of some of the simplest joys of the season -- festive decorations and holiday magic.

Alibaba May Be Ascendant, But Bomoda Gives Brands Their Own "Open Sesame" For China

Saul Gitlin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Saul Gitlin

In the classic tale, "Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves," the protagonist undergoes a rags-to-riches transformation to emerge as the sole guardian of a secret incantation ("Open Sesame") that grants him exclusive access to an immeasurable, hidden treasure.

Hannah! and Her Shop: Lessons from a Career Retailer

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Despite what they say, customer service is alive and well. You just might have to go out of your way to find it sometimes. But if you venture ...

Negotiating Online

Ken Kirsh | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Ken Kirsh

Want to save money? Get out of the house. Help keep these stores alive while trying to get a better price in person. We think we're too busy when we're really just being lazy or not thinking.

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

Seriously, H&M?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.27.2014 | Style

The mega clothing retailer H&M has made a fashion faux pas ... again. After facing backlash, the brand has decided to take an item of clothing off...

9 Retailers Closing The Most Stores

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Retailers Band Together to Fight Health Reform Law

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Erin Quinn This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organizat...

'A Real Punch In The Gut,' For Target

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A data breach that exposed millions of customers' sensitive personal information was “a real punch in the gut,” for Target, the company's CEO Greg...

What Is a Best Buy... Really

David Sable | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
David Sable

Have you ever heard of Hubert Joly? No worries -- no one else had either when he was named the CEO of Best Buy in mid 2012.

3 Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Tim Chen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Come the holiday season, there's a mad rush to buy gifts for loved ones. Many consumers dive in head first in pursuit of the best deals for a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or iPad -- at the expense of a balanced budget.

In the New Economy, You Don't Buy a Product: You Are the Product

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The next time a cashier asks you for your ZIP code, email address or phone number before they swipe your card, consider what that data is worth to them -- and what it's really worth to you.

How One Small Retailer Combats Showrooming

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

From monthly shoe-tying clinics that are booked solid months in advance to a fashion show that doubled as a school-supplies drive for local schools, t...