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  • Your Favorite Retailer Has Filed For Bankruptcy; Now What?

    May 3rd, 2017

    Nine large retailers have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection so far in 2017, the same as in all of 2016. For consumers, this presents a range of considerations from whether to put an item on layaway to buying gift cards. Some bankruptcy experts provide consumer advice.

  • How Retailers Can Maximize The Power of Coupons

    March 20th, 2017

    New research shows coupons still influence consumer purchase decisions, raising questions about the psychology of discounts and what triggers the “buy” impulse. What traditional retailers, everyday-low-price merchants and manufacturers can learn from the findings.

  • The 4 Roles Of The Retail Worker In An Artificially Intelligent Store

    March 2nd, 2017

    The artificial intelligence industry is expected to reach $3 trillion by 2024 and much of it is taking place in retail, raising questions about job security. But AI doesn’t have to be the steam engine of this decade. Here are four ways retail workers and AI can collaborate.

  • Should Your Brand Take A Stand? 3 Ways Advocacy Can Boost Sales

    February 15th, 2017

    From gay marriage to immigration rights, some social and political issues are just too culturally significant for retailers to ignore. Starbucks made this evident with its recent commitment to hire 10,000 refugees. But before taking a stand, what should merchants consider?

  • Tiffany Ads Make Us Gaga For Valentine’s Day

    February 15th, 2017

    Some may think Tiffany & Co. chose an unlikely person and venue for its latest TV ad — Lady Gaga and the Super Bowl. But did it? The spot’s style, the event and the Tiffany on the Lady’s arm appeal to a market it might have been ignoring. Valentine’s Day sales could tell if the plan scores.