Follow us on


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


RSS More On Brick-and-Mortar

Amazon Sales Take a Hit in States With Online Tax

Amazon logo April 22, 2014 is taking a hit in states that are collecting online sales tax. In one of the first efforts to quantify the impact of states...

Express Opens First Outlet Store

express_logo April 21, 2014

Express announced the opening of its first factory outlet store at the Tanger Outlets National Harbor in Washington, D.C. The U.S. specialty retail apparel chain...

Perry Ellis Boosts Transaction Size 14% With Mobile POS

Perry Ellis logo April 21, 2014

During the 2013 holiday season, Perry Ellis deployed Starmount's mobile selling and customer engagement solutions to better focus on line busting, engaging customers throughout the...

3 Big Retail Trends to Watch For

Retail Sales Up April 18, 2014

The internet has upended nearly every industry, but perhaps no category has undergone a more radical transformation than retail. Near-global access to the internet and...

How Pop-Up Stores Are Spurring Innovation in Detroit

Pop-Up NYT April 17, 2014

Detroit, a city famously filled with abandoned buildings and blighted neighborhoods, has a major selling point for entrepreneurs: If you have an idea you want...

QVC to Expand in France, Undaunted by Soft Economy

QVC's logo April 16, 2014

QVC is planning to expand into France, betting that the television-shopping network can thrive even in a heavily regulated country with a stagnant economy. France...

Understanding the Point-of-Sale Hacking Threat

Target_logo_2 April 16, 2014

Target's massive data breach continues to reverberate in the headlines, but in reality it's just one of countless attacks that affect the retail industry on...

Google Can Now Follow You From the Computer to the Store

New Google Logo April 15, 2014

Google has developed a way to match the ads you view online to the purchases you make offline by developing a program that tracks you...

Walgreens Urged to Leave US to Gain Tax Benefit

Walgreens_logo April 15, 2014

Walgreens has come under pressure from an influential group of its shareholders, who want the U.S. pharmacy chain to consider relocating to Europe, in what...

Key Considerations for Expanding E-Commerce Into Brazil: Payments, Fraud and Taxation

Ralf Gladis, Computop April 9, 2014

Brazilian e-commerce is growing at a rapid pace. In 2011, online sales reached a volume of $11 billion, which was up 26 percent from the...