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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

Could retail tracking lead to customer discrimination?

Jul 19, 2013
Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?
Posted In: Retail, surveillance, big data, web tracking

The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

Jul 16, 2013
Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.
Posted In: Walmart, art, painting, Retail

June retail sales up, but not over

Jul 15, 2013
Retail sales ticked up 0.4 percent in June but came in below analyst expectations.
Posted In: Retail, consumer behavior, Federal Reserve

Retail stores move beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking

Jul 15, 2013
Cabela's, Benetton, and Mothercare are among national retailers that have tested the idea of tracking people with cellphone signals and video cameras as they shop stores, according to the New York Times.
Posted In: Retail, wifi

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

Jun 25, 2013
LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Posted In: lego, toys, Retail, innovation

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