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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...

Home Depot Breach Affected 56M Debit, Credit Cards

Home Depot Cuts Back on Electronics, Other Services September 19, 2014

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and...

How King Arthur Flour is Using Social Media as a Customer Acquisition Source

NEMOA directXchange Fall 2014 September 19, 2014

It's ironic that one of the oldest brands in America, King Arthur Flour, is reliant upon one of the newer digital marketing channels — social...

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...

Why Amazon Should Buy a Bankrupt RadioShack

Amazon logo September 15, 2014

Investors are giving a nod of approval to news Monday that RadioShack's chief financial officer has stepped down amid flagging sales. However, one analyst has...

eBay Crashes Like it's 1999

eBay logo September 15, 2014

eBay sellers woke up to more bad news on Sunday morning when they discovered the latest outage hitting eBay's global marketplaces. Buyers and sellers were...

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...

This Holiday Season, Take a Page From Bezos’ Book

Graeme Grant September 11, 2014 is the most talked about — and feared — company in retail today. You can argue that its success is simply because of low prices, but...

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...

What Apple Pay Means for Retailers

Apple Pay September 10, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know by now that Apple launched a bevy of new products and services yesterday in a star-studded (can...