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A look at how traditional storefronts remain a relevant — and profitable — part of the retail industry. 


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Sony Leaks Hint at Snapchat’s Retail Ambitions

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Emails leaked in the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment have revealed some new information about Snapchat's vision for the platform. Namely, that Snapchat is looking...

The Worst of Retail in 2014

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The retail industry had some great moments in 2014 — Apple Pay, gains in mobile commerce — however, there were some forgettable decisions made as...

J.C. Penney Has Store Shoppers Surprise Complete Strangers With Gifts

New J.C. Penney Logo December 9, 2014

Is giving to others the greatest gift of all? Even the sourest Scrooge might admit the idea has merit after checking out J.C. Penney's #JustGotJingled...

International Invasion: Retail's Newest Tenants

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U.S. retailers beware — the British are coming! But it's not just the Brits. The Italians, French, Spanish and more are also invading the U.S.,...

Unraveling Anthropologie's Intoxicating Store Experience

Anthropologie December 5, 2014

To walk into an Anthropologie store is to experience another state of consciousness. You've never been the type to own a Peruvian-style poncho, and yet,...

Aeropostale Closing 75 Stores During Holiday Season

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Aeropostale is picking up its pace of store closings, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The troubled clothing retailer announced late Wednesday...

Bass Pro Shops to Add a Memphis Pyramid to its Business Empire

Bass Pro Shops December 4, 2014

What do you do with an empty 32-story glass-and-steel monument that was supposed to be Memphis’ answer to the Eiffel Tower or the Gateway Arch?...

Restoration Hardware Bets on Mansion Stores and Money

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All bulked up with cavernous stores and an expanded merchandise assortment, Restoration Hardware is building muscle in the hotly competitive home furnishings space. The retailer...

Billabong Rebuilds Brick-and-Mortar After Closing 215 Stores

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Billabong, the surfwear brand that lost 99 percent of its market value after taking on debt to build a store network, plans to start opening...

Black Friday Store Traffic is Brisk

Black Friday November 28, 2014

Holiday shopping in the U.S. kicked off earlier than ever this year, leaving some customers who didn't want to skip out on their Thanksgiving celebrations...