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The Consumer Marketplace and Retailers’ Shifting Accounting Needs

Dean Sonderegger September 19, 2014

Customers are driven by the need for instant gratification more than ever, expecting boundless product options at their fingertips and 24-hour (or less) delivery...

A History of Misses for RadioShack

Radio_Shack_logo September 17, 2014

In an alternate universe, RadioShack would rule the world, supplying all of your electronics needs from computers to cellphones, and even making them. But in...

Claire’s to Set Up Shop in More Toys ‘R’ Us Stores

Toys R Us logo September 17, 2014

More Toys"R"Us stores will feature in-location Claire's shops, broadening its offerings for tween girls beyond toys and video games. The companies said Wednesday they would...

Neiman Marcus Goes After the Global Luxury Set

Neiman Marcus September 15, 2014

  Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, which currently only operates department and outlet stores in the U.S., recently announced a deal to buy the...

Consumers Push Retail Sales Higher; Import Prices Subdued

Retail Sales Up September 12, 2014

Retail sales rose broadly in August, which should ease some concerns about consumer spending and support expectations for sturdy growth in the third quarter. The...

How Toys"R"Us Plans to Battle Wal-Mart, Amazon This Holiday Season

Toys R Us logo September 11, 2014

Christmas is still more than three months away, but the game is already on in the toy aisle with both Wal-Mart and Toys"R"Us publishing some...

Retail Experts See Hurdles to Apple Pay Adoption

Apple Pay September 11, 2014

Sept. 9 was Apple's big day. The tech giant introduced its new iPhone and long-awaited Watch. While both of those products may be big news,...

Being Hyperagile the Key to Future Retail Success

Kyle Hutchins September 10, 2014

If developments like Apple's iBeacon or the rise of online marketplaces are any indication, the retail industry is in the midst of a significant digital...

Rakuten Acquires Ebates for $1B

Rakuten's logo September 10, 2014

Rakuten agreed to buy U.S. rebates website Ebates in Japan's largest e-commerce deal on record as the operator of the country's biggest online mall seeks...

Ikea Mocks Apple in New Catalog Ad

IKEA logo September 5, 2014

It's back-to-school season, which means another article about Ikea's fall catalog. Since the Swedish furniture retailer's catalog was first introduced in 1951, consumers have eagerly...