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Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, working, Retail

JCPenney tries to right the ship

Nov 20, 2013
JCPenney is trying to recover from a disastrous attempt to get rid of constant discounts.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, JCpenney

Social media focuses teen shoppers on clothing items, not brands

Nov 19, 2013
Sites like Pinterest and Instagram inspire young shoppers to mix and match. That's putting pressure on teen mall-store brands.
Posted In: clothing, Retail, social media, #ootd

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Nov 11, 2013
Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Closing credits roll on Blockbuster, but why did it take so long?

Nov 8, 2013
Blockbuster's parent company said this week it will be shutting down its last remaining retail locations. But why do companies like Blockbuster hang on for so long?
Posted In: Retail, Blockbuster

At World Retail Congress Africa, U.S. brands try to figure out a 'frontier market'

Nov 4, 2013
American companies are trying to figure out how to make money in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, Retail

How Amazon went from book seller to retail giant

Oct 16, 2013
A new book chronicles the growth of Amazon and the personality behind its founder Jeff Bezos.
Posted In: Amazon, Books, Retail

New return policy at Bloomingdale's to end 'wardrobing'

Sep 19, 2013
REI no longer lets customers return products after years of use, and Bloomingdale’s is trying to halt clothing returns after just a single use.
Posted In: Retail, Amazon return policy, Walmart return policy

Is the Gap back?

Sep 17, 2013
The Gap is the best performing apparel chain this year. Its stores have notched gains for six straight quarters, and it’s found a way to get people talking again about its clothes.
Posted In: Gap, Retail

Strong economic data from China

Sep 10, 2013
Vital economic signs in China are improving
Posted In: China, Retail, global economy

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