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Study Finds Shoppers Prefer Brick-And-Mortar Stores to Amazon and EBay

Brick and Mortar Retail July 25, 2014

Take warnings that Amazon, Ebay and other online and mobile commerce outlets could render brick-and-mortar retailers virtually obsolete with a heaping chunk of salt. When...

Birchbox is Using its Retail Space to Track Customers Offline

Birchbox SoHo Storefront July 23, 2014

Birchbox recently opened up its first retail store in New York City. The beauty e-commerce startup is known for its subscription service, where customers pay $10...

Crocs Puts Best Foot Forward in Restructuring

Crocs logo July 23, 2014

Crocs said late Monday it would exit badly performing stores, slash jobs, and streamline operations, sending shares of the plastic clogs retailer up more than...

Lands' End Kids Launches Digital Popup Shop

lands_end_logo July 22, 2014

With back-to-school season in full swing, Lands’ End Kids has enlisted seven PopSugar Select mom bloggers to curate a collection of "First-day Faves," each to...

Big Lots to Make Overdue Upgrades

Big Lots' logo July 21, 2014

Big Lots officials are hammering away at numerous changes they hope will fatten the bottom line, company executives told investors at a recent conference. They're...

5 Ways Tablets Can Transform Retail Experience

In-Store iPad Displays July 18, 2014

Tablets have been touted as "reinventing" and "revolutionizing" retail. Retailers and consumer-facing businesses have been testing the use of tablets to ­­­­­­­­gain operational and marketing...

Aaron’s to Close 44 Stores in Q3

Aaron's July 17, 2014

Aaron's Inc. on Tuesday said it plans to close 44 underperforming stores in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 and continue other cost-reduction initiatives in...

Has Microsoft Created the Apple Store of the Future?

Microsoft logo July 17, 2014

One business segment in which Microsoft is unlikely to announce layoffs this week are its retail stores. The stores, the brainchild of former long-time Wal-Mart executive David...

Wolverine Worldwide Will Close 140 Stores to Improve Profitability

Wolverine Worldwide logo July 16, 2014

Wolverine Worldwide will close 140 retail locations as part of an effort to make its store operations more profitable. The closures, mostly Stride Rite stores,...

Staples, USPS End Program to Set Up Mini-Post Offices in Stores

Staples July 15, 2014

Staples said it will end a pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service to set up mini-post offices in the company's retail outlets, after several...