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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...

Online Beauty Shop Birchbox to Open First Store

Birchbox July 11, 2014

After testing the waters of a physical store experience through a series of pop-up shops, online beauty subscription service Birchbox will open its first...

Apple Can Trademark Retail Store Design in EU

Apple_logo July 11, 2014

Apple has won the right to trademark the design of its retail stores in the EU. The Court of Justice of the EU announced that Apple's...

Sears Holdings Makes Stores Available to Rent

Sears_logo_small July 8, 2014

Sears Holdings Corporation has a lot of real estate and not enough sales to keep all of that real estate busy. One solution is...