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Cashless apps: Shopping without a wallet

Dec 16, 2011
New apps are allowing consumers to use their smartphones to shop and not have to carry a dime. We take one out for a road test.
Posted In: Retail, smartphone, mobile apps, cashless

Department store restaurants on the rise

Dec 15, 2011
From cafes to high-priced dining, it’s all the about the full shopping experience.
Posted In: Retail, restaurants

Get ready for shopping cart GPS

Dec 14, 2011
You'll be tracked in stores. I mean, even more so.
Posted In: gps, Retail

November retail sales disappoint

Dec 13, 2011
For all the breathless coverage of Black Friday sales this year, the official retail sales data for November came out today and it was, in a word, 'blah.'
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday

Apple opens Grand Central store

Dec 9, 2011
Drinking the Apple-flavored Kool-Aid.
Posted In: apple, Retail, New York, manhattan

Amazon wants you to be a spy

Dec 8, 2011
Amazon.com has a new app that could save you money and hurt small businesses.
Posted In: Amazon, Retail, netflix, Facebook

Big-box superstores as bellwether indicators

Dec 8, 2011
Major retailers like Costco and Walmart often act as indicators of the overall economy, because they can reveal trends for what -- and if -- people are buying.
Posted In: Costco, Walmart, Retail

PODCAST: Bigger stockpiles, butter shortage

Dec 8, 2011
Jon Corzine heads to Congress today to answer for the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global. The European Union is looking to the International Monetary Fund for bailout help, and that could have ripple effects in the U.S. Reporter Sally Herships looks at what other businesses can gain from big-box storse like Costco and Walmart. And the countdown to a big European summit is nearing its end.
Posted In: butter, Retail, Oil, Europe debt crisis

JCPenney takes a stake in Martha Stewart

Dec 7, 2011
JCPenney will open Martha Stewart shops in its department stores, in a bid to take on Macy's and other big retailers.
Posted In: JC Penney, Martha Stewart, Retail

Black Friday sales boom

Nov 28, 2011
Every store opens at midnight on the Internet
Posted In: Retail, Amazon, Black Friday

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