28 June, 2013 - - News -

Teenagers spend a lot of money shopping online. According a survey conducted last year, the most popular websites for teenage shopping are Amazon, eBay, and Nike. Perhaps more interesting, however, is that half of teens have stated that social media impacts their purchase decisions, with the most popular social media websites for teenagers being Facebook […]

28 June, 2013 - - News -

There are a number of apps available that have the power to change the way consumers shop. One of these is the Grocery iQ, which categorizes and organizes products to help consumers remember what they need to get on their errands. Other apps, such as PoachIt, ensure that consumers get the best deal possible on […]

27 June, 2013 - - News -

Wondering about how to improve your neighborhoods ambience? One way to go is redesigning abandoned storefronts to make them look friendlier and less imposing. This articles provides three ways to go about removing the drab look that comes with run-down buildings, including creating fake stores, installing tough screen panels, and giving opportunities to startups.  Read […]

27 June, 2013 - - News -

This article is about an issue of great concern to all working Americans. In it, the author talks about how replacing human workers in the retail industry with robots would make the workplace worse. Sure, doing so could increase efficiency, but the author reminds us of the importance of the “human element” in retail interactions. […]

26 June, 2013 - - News -

Retail crime solving sometimes requires more then keeping an eye on merchandise. Look at the Salt and Pepper Caper, for instance. Williams-Sonoma’s technical, resourceful approach to a seemingly small issue led to the arrest of big-time thieves operating all over the nation. Moral of the story: When crime abounds, don’t be afraid to think outside […]

26 June, 2013 - - News -

Mobile advertising is allowing some restaurants to differentiate themselves. Statistics show that a majority of restaurants now have websites that feature a store locator, in addition to initiating campaigns to let customers search their sites. These techniques will probably soon become the norm, as customers become more and more tech savvy. Read the full article […]

25 June, 2013 - - News -

In honor of Father’s Day, The National Retail Federation compiled a bunch of statistics about the 70.2 million fathers in the United States — and discovered a number of interesting gems. They found, for instance, that the average person will spend just under $120 for Father’s Day this year, 2.1% more than last year.  Read […]

25 June, 2013 - - News -

The British Retail Consortium is exploring the of implement an online tax to place online merchants on the same playing field as retail stores. Online stores have strongly voiced their opinions against such a move; online retailers already pay a significant amount of taxes and many believe additional taxes will simply create a barrier to […]

24 June, 2013 - - News -

In the food manufacturing industry, antimicrobial coatings have been used to prevent contaminants from shortening the shelf lives of products for decades. Now, researchers are testing whether food coatings can be made from natural edible substances. So far, results have varied. While it has been found, for example, that essential oils may have protective properties, […]

24 June, 2013 - - News -

Best Buy, the well known electronics chain, has made a number of changes in an attempt to increase sales and become more competitive. In one significant move, Best Buy has revamped its website, integrating the site with its largely successful Rewards Zone program in hopes that customers will return and take advantage of the discounts […]

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