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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

Stacey Vanek Smith, this is your data profile

Sep 5, 2013
Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith delves into the world of data mining and comes face to face with her data profile.
Posted In: data mining, marketing, Retail

Nebraska Apple store is actually a classroom

Aug 28, 2013
It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs.
Posted In: Apple Store, apple, Retail

Trader Joe's goes after Pirate Joe's for reselling products

Aug 23, 2013
The popular grocer is suing a small business owner for reselling its products in Canada.
Posted In: Canada, Retail, grocery, Food

Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery

Aug 15, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, employment, wages

Sales tax holidays: Economic boost or lost state revenue?

Aug 2, 2013
From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.
Posted In: Taxes, Retail, holiday shopping

Retailers score as judge rules debit card fees are too high

Aug 1, 2013
A judge has ruled the fees banks have been charging retailers for each and every debit-card transaction are too high.
Posted In: debit cards, fees, Retail

Protests over fast-food wages spread to retail workers

Jul 29, 2013
Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.
Posted In: Retail, fast food, labor, McDonald's, Macy's, Victoria's Secret

The mall is dead, long live the mall

Jul 29, 2013
Shopping mall firms struggled during the recession and are still digging out.
Posted In: General Growth, Simon Property Group, Malls, Retail

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