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How Macy’s Found its Fit in the Hispanic Market

Macy's logo April 17, 2015

Macy's has promoted diversity among its own workforce, and its employees are driving the company in new directions. If you step into a Macy's these...

Frederick's of Hollywood Closes All Stores, Strips Down to Web

fredrick's of hollywood April 16, 2015

Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc., a Los Angeles lingerie brand that struggled to compete with rival Victoria's Secret, has closed all of its stores and...

Lackluster Rebound in U.S. Sales Shows Consumers Hesitant

Retail Sales Down April 15, 2015

The March rebound in U.S. retail sales was less impressive than economists forecast, signaling consumers are in no rush to spend the windfall from cheaper...

Nordstrom, Macy's See Benefits From Keeping Their Discount Stores Close

Nordstrom logo April 15, 2015

Off-price retailing owes a nod to the basement below Filene's, a Boston department store that figured out a way in the early 1900s to get...

Under Fire From U.S. Group, Alibaba Says Fighting Counterfeit Goods April 14, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it had a range of measures to fight counterfeits on its websites — remarks that come after a trade group...

Customer Marketing 2.0 for Online Retailers: Personalize or Vaporize

Richard Mitchell April 14, 2015

More and more online retailers are realizing how to leverage the gold mine hiding in their customer data. On a strategic level, effective analysis...

Pier 1 to Close 100 Stores Over Three Years

Pier 1 Imports' logo April 13, 2015

Pier 1 Imports Inc. suffered a big decline in profit in the fourth quarter and announced that it plans to close 100 stores as part...

Retailers Urged to Ditch Millennials in Favor of Older Shoppers

Retailers April 10, 2015

Retailers should stop wasting so much time trying to win over millennials because they're often broke. Instead, they should target older shoppers with more money...

Sprint-RadioShack Stores Opening Today

Radio_Shack_logo April 10, 2015

A new era for RadioShack is upon us — the Sprint-RadioShack era. Sprint on Friday will open up shop in 1,435 RadioShack stores acquired as...

Walgreens Closing 200 Stores … But Opening 200 Others

Walgreens_logo April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance said Thursday it will close about 200 less-profitable U.S. Walgreens stores and open the same number of stores in new locations. A...