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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

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

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