Buxton announced that it is enhancing its customer analytics solutions for U.S. retailers and local governments by combining summarized retail transactions from Visa Inc. with the company’s powerful solutions and technologies. Buxton’s customer analytics now have the ability to incorporate Read on! ?
While Overstock.com and Newegg might be breathing a little easier today having won their patent cases against Alcatel-Lucent earlier this week, the retail industry is nowhere near in the clear of patent trolls. Patent trolls – companies that buy about-to-expire patents and go after companies using, inventing, or patenting similar software – are no longer [...]
1. The interactive Ladurée-Uniqlo cat isn’t just making our week, it’s making our month. Keep in mind that the macaron-eating chat represents a collaboration benefiting children from Fukushima.
Giorgio Armani is appealing to his fellow Italian designers to bring their shows back to Milan, in order to re-establish the city’s relevance during Fashion Week — even if it means cutting the event from seven to six days. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary
The proclivity toward loyalty programs changes across different markets. According to Bob Macdonald, the president and CEO of Maritz Loyalty Marketing, recent studies reveal that there’s work to be done on “soft benefits,” i.e.
Yesterday a dear friend of mine asked me to head to the park on a gorgeous afternoon with our kiddos. Normally, I’d jump at the chance and make sure to clear out a couple hours for this type of fun (hey, I’m a simple gal). Yet yesterday – like many days recently – I have [...]
Mobile payment service Square has introduced the Square Stand that has a built-in credit card swipe machine.
It’s been an interesting spring already. Slow March retail sales gave way to improved April retail sales, no thanks to the weather – I’m sure those in Colorado understand this more than anyone. Weather aside, consumers once again showed their resiliency last month. As we move forward into late spring and early summer, many experts [...]
I believe that almost all employees want to do a good job. And for the most part, they do. Even so, we do from time to time end up with someone who isn’t meeting our expectations. Here are several ways...
J.W. Anderson, the gender-bending Irish designer, is partnering with Donatella Versace on a one-off collection for the Italian fashion house’s secondary line, Versus Versace.
There are a thousand ways a store can display products. Actually, there are millions of ways. The question is, what really makes the most impact on your sales and customers? Three not-to-ignore tips when merchandising your unique store include: 1. The Power of Engagement Customers love to be engaged. Whether it’s trying on a dress [...]
Get a poncho delivered for free in LA when you tweet @senortyrone with the hashtag #ponchoexpress.
Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder of Warby Parker, discusses why the company has been successful through giving.
Graduation season is upon us, and high school and college seniors across the country are looking forward to their next journey in life. As graduates scramble to set their summer plans, whether it’s an internship in the big city or vacationing with friends, there’s one thing the rest of us are preparing for – purchasing [...]
After the multiple tragedies at garment factories this spring in Bangladesh, which have taken over 1,100 lives, safety reform in the country is clearly beyond imperative. Of course, for it to come into effect, the Western companiesShow More Summary
Rodrigo Nino, CEO of Prodigy Network, is moving urban funding into the hands of the public in Bogota, Colombia.
Luxury brands should avoid retail sales training to make sure they stay stuck in old ways of selling. See how many reasons your brand is showing customers. Continue reading ?
You know those big name brands that seem like industry giants? Well, most of them started on Main Street. From Sears to J.C. Penney to Best Buy and Walmart, each of these brands’ beginnings stem from entrepreneurs with small beginnings, big dreams and great business plans. During the Main Street Retailing Forum held as part [...]
This past weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and like most moms with two toddlers, all I wanted was some quiet time. But my version of quiet time is sleeping, so instead my husband and I loaded our kiddos up and drive an hour and a half north to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and spent three days [...]
Condé Nast made all the headlines when they announced their $20 million investment in international e-boutique site farfetch this spring. As of this month, Rodale, which publishes Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and Prevention will be making a similar, if quieter, foray into e-commerce.