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Future of Retail
The Rise of Snobby Secondhand Fashion Retail
Don’t call them thrift stores. A new breed of secondhand fashion franchises is emerging, and it’s worlds away from the funky, dusty, cheap Goodwill.
Walmart’s Big Push to Go Small—and Destroy Your Neighborhood Dollar Store
After months of subpar sales, the prototypical big-box retailer is embracing the idea that one size does not fit all.
Target Shoppers Shrug Off Massive Credit Card Data Breach
It’s understandable that many consumers were shocked and outraged to learn that the credit card info of tens of millions of Target customers was compromised in a data breach during the holiday shopping period. But that outrage …
Another Electronics Retail Chain Bites the Dust
In yet another sign indicating the days of the big-box store model could be numbered, the plug is being pulled on a well-known retail chain that’s been a mainstay in the Midwest for six decades.
‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively
WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.
Apple’s Next Big Thing Could Be Allowing You to Easily Pay for Stuff
In the wake of the Target and other big data breaches, retailers and banks are making the case that we need more secure purchase methods. But since they can’t agree on who’s going to pay for all the associated costs, …
DVDs, Pizza, Porn: How One Video Store Chain Stays in Business
Last fall, when Blockbuster announced it would close the last of its storefronts, it seemed to officially end the era of the physical video rental model. Family Video, the country’s largest operational video rental chain, is …
JC Penney Is Laying Off 2,000 Workers
The retailer is closing 33 stores
What Wendy’s and Apple Have in Common
Looking back on the sales and consumer survey data for the nation’s biggest retailers and restaurants, it’s clear that some businesses had a lot better 2013 than others.
Don’t Cry for Macy’s Just Yet
It’s actually avoiding many of the mistakes made by rivals