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In 1965, English singer Petula Clark wears an imitation zebra coat and matching hat designed for her by a Paris dressmaker.

A new high-tech shopping helper: Dressing room mirrors

Nov 25, 2014
Dressing room mirrors with touch screens that tell stores about your preferences and buying habits are part of a wider push to track online and offline shopping activity.
Posted In: mirror, department store, app, ebay, Nordstrom, Retail
A shopping cart sits in front of a Target store. Since the massive data breach one year ago, Target has been working from behind to keep customers happy.

Target tries to be cool

Nov 19, 2014
The retailer, which reports earnings Wednesday, is trying to lure customers back.
Posted In: Target, data breach, Retail, earning report

Can J.C. Penney's new CEO make the brand popular again?

Oct 13, 2014
The department store needs new ways to compete with Target and Wal-Mart.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail

Macy's settles up in profiling case

Aug 20, 2014
The department store will pay $650,000 and pledges to change its practices.
Posted In: profiling, Retail, Macy's, race
Consumer spending

Why isn’t the American consumer spending?

Aug 13, 2014
Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Posted In: consumer spending, Retail, low wage

Snobby salespeople sell more luxury goods

May 16, 2014
Customers are more likely to buy luxury goods from rude, snooty, or aloof salespeople.
Posted In: psychology, Retail

The struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh

May 7, 2014
Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, Retail, garment factories, Labor Unions, factory workers, unions
Americana Clock

Malls are dead, long live the mall

Apr 17, 2014
Rick Caruso of The Grove says shopping centers are in the entertainment business.
Posted In: shopping mall, commercial real estate, Retail

PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

Apr 14, 2014
Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.
Posted In: Retail, Congress, France
Gustin

Burning down the house that Levi's built

Apr 8, 2014
The brains behind "the first crowd sourced fashion company".
Posted In: Retail, jeans, Gustin, crowdsourcing

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