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A Retailer's Guide to User-Generated Content

Olivia Dello Buono, AWeber March 23, 2015

UGC is a low-investment, high-impact way to generate social conversation between a brand and its fans. It also has advantages over traditional marketing avenues. Reports...

Why Your Brick-and-Mortar Budget is Skewed

Carlos Castelan March 23, 2015

If your company's brick-and-mortar budget is a source of frustration, it's probably because there are several items devouring resources without moving your bottom line. Focusing...

Aeropostale to Close as Many as 75 More Stores

Aeropostale's logo March 16, 2015

Aeropostale says it's considering closing as many as 75 additional stores despite reporting a smaller profit loss in the fourth quarter. The company's net...

Express to Expand Outlet Stores

express_logo March 12, 2015

For Columbus, Ohio-based fashion retailer Express, a continued expansion of outlet stores is a central part of its strategy, executives told analysts this week during...

L.L.Bean to Triple Domestic Stores by 2020

L.L.Bean logo March 12, 2015

L.L.Bean, known for selling its trademark boots via catalog for more than a century, plans to make a bigger push into brick-and-mortar retail by more...

10 Retailers Closing the Most Stores

Abercrombie_logo March 12, 2015

With the growth of e-commerce still outpacing the overall growth of brick-and-mortar sales, retailers are continuing to close stores. While total U.S. retail sales grew...

Google Opens First Store

New Google Logo March 11, 2015

Google has opened its first ever store, located in London, as an increasing number of digital companies are looking to get closer to their customers....

TJX Global Success is the Envy of Retailers

TJX_logo March 6, 2015

The 2015 annual report of the TJX Companies says it all. Net sales for the past fiscal year were $29.1 billion, which is greater than...

Bealls Launching New Store Concept

Bealls' logo March 3, 2015

Bealls CEO Steve Knopik is betting that the Bradenton, Fla., retailer's latest experiment called Bunulu will become a permanent fixture for the 100-year-old company. "We're...

Anatomy of a Buy: How Madewell at Nordstrom Came to Be

Madewell March 3, 2015

Led by relentless retail guru Mickey Drexler, Madewell is in expansion mode. It will ramp its store count up to 100 this year and is...