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Consumer spending higher than anticipated in April

Consumer spending higher than anticipated in April

Market researchers and analysts have recently expressed concern that gradual and sustained consumer pullback would lead to a stifling of the retail economy as spenders become more and more conservative with their income throughout...

Will the Marketplace Fairness Act hinder small businesses?

Recent news that the United States Senate has moved forward on the Marketplace Fairness Act, a piece of legislation designed to “level the playing field” between online and brick-and-mortar retailers, has brought up new...

Department stores can be improved with ChainDrive

Department stores can be improved with ChainDrive

When the word “retail” comes to mind, what are some of the first businesses that you think of? They’re probably not niche brands – most people associate the world of retail with the large,...

Support a footwear retail business with ChainDrive

Support a footwear retail business with ChainDrive

Much like the constant need for clothing year-round, shoes and other footwear are a surefire product for a retailer to sell. Our feet need protection every day of the year, and we want to...

Big retailers offering classes for college credit

Big retailers offering classes for college credit

The retail industry is well-known for its ability to offer jobs of many kinds to a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds, of diverse age groups, and with diverse levels of education. It...

Stores within stores: a model that might save big retailers?

Stores within stores: a model that might save big retailers?

As a consumer, you’ve probably encountered stores within stores many times in the recent past. What began as department stores having McDonald’s tucked in the corner of their entrance has now stretched out to...

Retailers and in-store WiFi

Retailers and in-store WiFi

Nowadays, people generally expect to be able to connect to the Web no matter where they go. Whether it’s through the use of a WiFi hotspot or with satellite services like 4G, people in...

Target pushes forward with mobile coupons via interactive marketing

Target pushes forward with mobile coupons via interactive marketing

Mobile marketing is a new and highly useful way for retail businesses to reach out to their customers and potentially drive more business to their stores. By offering incentive for customers to make themselves...

Retail customers want a reason to give up personal data

Retail customers want a reason to give up personal data

The retail business sometimes barrages its customers with requests for personal data such as location, shopping habits, contact information, and so on. It’s not for no reason – using this information allows businesses to...

Customer satisfaction and retail business

Customer satisfaction and retail business

It should come as no surprise that customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance for retail businesses in order to be successful. If your customers aren’t happy with your products, your service, your prices,...