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Van Buskirk Companies, which is developing Lake Lorraine with Friessen Development, recently unveiled renderings it plans to take to an upcoming retailer show in May. "We've got a lot of buzz going on a national level now, the reports are really good as far as these retailers coming out," Van Buskirk ...
Speculation is rife that retail major Walmart will acquire health insurer Humana. Walmart is not the first retailer showing interest in the healthcare space. Recently, Amazon entered into joint venture with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway to manage insurance for their employees. The company ...

Getting fitted for a suit or purchasing clothes to one's preference are known to be best done in person. But a growing number of innovative retailers are finding ways to recreate these experiences online. These retailers use data to deliver personalization in a meaningful way. They are also not focused ...
... companies and retailers creates an opportunity for the latter to drive a wellness agenda. "It basically means taking a page out of Amazon's playbook--acquiring companies and rolling together services, like Whole Foods and Prime membership," Copland said. He noted this is particularly true for a ... Healthcare
Leveraged buyouts, or LBOs, may be out of style in the retail sector, but seasoned investors watching the changing industry could find opportunities if they're willing to adjust their timeline for returns. Generalists will probably steer clear of retail right now because the sector is littered with broken ...
SoftBank Group is investing $400 million in India's Paytm E-Commerce Pvt. Ltd. in a funding round that will value the online retailer at roughly $1.9 billion. Alibaba, an existing investor in Paytm E-Commerce, is also putting in $45 million in the round. Amit Sinha, chief operating officer of Paytm Mall said ...

SEATTLE -- To see what it's like inside stores where sensors and artificial intelligence have replaced cashiers, shoppers have to trek to Amazon Go, the internet retailer's experimental convenience shop in downtown Seattle. Soon, though, more technology-driven businesses like Amazon Go may ...
In a Monday note, Credit Suisse compared the effect of products from Barron's Next 50 companies Under Armour and Nike at Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) and Hibbett Sports (HIBB). Their analysts told two different stories--and, for Under Armour in particular, a challenging one. At Dicks, Nike and ...
According to reports, Trump has been exploring ways to change the retailers tax treatment -- or hit it with antitrust action. Analysts say Trump could also try to prevent the Department of Defense from signing a lucrative contract with Amazon's Amazon Web Services platform as a way to go after the online retailer. The ... Twitter
So, we just want it to be fair,” Marty Jackley, South Dakota Attorney General, said. In a previous case, Quill v. North Dakota the Supreme Court ruled states can't force retailers to collect sales taxes if the retailer doesn't have a physical presence in the state. South Dakota wants the Supreme Court to overturn ...
Using their built-in physical footprint to improve shipping speeds should be the focus of brick-and-mortar retailers. Amazon Prime offers two-day shipping on over 100 million items, so a Prime member shopping for something online is more likely to order from Amazon over a competitor all else being equal ...
Online lingerie retailer Adore Me Inc. is taking its business offline with plans to open between 200 and 300 stores across the U.S. over the next five years. ... The online retailer, founded in 2012, will open an estimated 10 stores in 2018 with another 20 rolling out the year after, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Mr. Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have had a testy relationship, with the president previously airing complaints about the retailer's taxes and taking pot shots at The Washington Post, which Bezos bought in 2013. The president has denounced the newspaper as Bezos's "toy" and accused the ...
Beyond Alexa and the Amazon Echo, the Toys R Us space could be of use to the eCommerce retailer to store groceries for delivery as well. Still, about three years ago, Amazon considered taking over a few RadioShack locations when the retailer went bankrupt. As with Toys R Us, RadioShack locations would have been ...
“We evaluate that all the time,” says Dan Hooker, who's in charge of the online retailer's private brands. “But right now, it's an exclusive Jet.com offering.” Amazon blurs the line. When it bought Whole Foods last year, it added the grocer's 365 store brand to its site immediately. Wickedly Prime soups showed ...
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission reported Thursday that marijuana shops tested in the state passed with a 100 percent compliance rate since February. The operations are carried out to make sure workers at licensed retailers are checking IDs correctly and refusing to sell to anyone under 21 years ...

ASOS, an online fashion retailer, adds 4,500 new products to its website each week, according to a recent report from the Fung Global Retail & Technology research firm. H&M, which has suffered a string of gloomy earnings reports and said this week that it is sitting on $4.3 billion in unsold goods, plans to ...
But U.K. businesses are still unware of how much they will have to change to continue trading with the rest of Europe — making it harder to plan for the future. Paul Clarke, chief technology officer at the online food retailer Ocado, told CNBC that he is concerned about future funding. The £3.59 billion ($ 5.09 ...
Best Buy, the nation's largest electronics big box retailer, has ceased ordering new smartphones from Huawei and will stop selling its products over the next ... Huawei had spent the last few years slowly building a fan base by selling unlocked phones through retailers like Best Buy, Amazon and Newegg.
That can and likely will happen to other retailers in the future. The very nature of the retailing industry is a competitive chase for a limited number of consumer dollars. Many companies think they have something unique to offer shoppers, but the reality is not enough of them do. Some, in fact, miss the boat so ...
Consumers use Google to search for products—and Google knows it. Now, with the introduction of Shopping Actions, the company wants to turn those search queries into actual purchases—while remaining on good terms with retailers, announced Google's Daniel Alegre, president, retail and shopping, ...
The retailer's proprietary brands, like Lauren Conrad or Simply Vera Vera Wang, make up 70 percent of its women's business. This in turn accounts for nearly a third of Kohl's sales, which were $19.1 billion in the last fiscal year. The big-box department store, located mainly in strip centres, has avoided ...
In this Monday, March 19, 2018, photo, a customer browses the aisles of Mary Arnold Toys in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Mary Arnold, a nearly 90-year-old store in Manhattan, is thriving along with many other small and independent toy stores, even as Toys R Us is going out of business and more ...
We've seen some proverbial green shoots from certain retailers, to be fair. Macy's has dropped believable hints that it can remain viable in a digital world, particularly if it sheds dead-weight stores. Electronic retailer Best Buy (BBY), under the leadership of turnaround guru Hubert Joly, has stopped the ...
"This was a substantial increase at the industry level." General-merchandise stores such as Walmart, Target and Costco added 17,700 jobs, while clothing and accessories stores hired 14,900. A number of those newly created positions, economists said, were probably focused on retailers' growing online ...
“What we found is that the data within a retailer's organization is really an absolute mess and that's not anybody's fault in particular,” Garf told me. “It's just by virtue of the system investments that have been made over the last 15 or 20 years. And what we've found in the research is that, on average, retailers ...
The retailer that caters to adolescent girls with makeup, jewelry and ear piercings on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it had an agreement with creditors to restructure about $1.9 billion in debt. The move has Claire's following other recent bankruptcies by U.S. retailers including toy ...
Store sales optimization uses machine learning “to help retailers show ads to people most likely to make an in-store purchase, even if they are not an existing customer.” Early customer Michael Kors used this in connection with a branded Instagram video campaign to generate an 11 percent incremental lift ...
The once-prominent fashion retailer said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it would close as many as 60 U.S. stores in 2018 through expiring leases, while also adding 11 U.S.-based full price store locations. Abercromie has placed an increased emphasis on its direct-to-consumer efforts, with CEO ...
... and physical stores will play an important role here — but to keep customers, retailers need to nail differentiated inventory, improve the shopping experience across online and in store, and reorient strategies to put the customer at the center. “If you're a retailer you need to have a strong Amazon strategy, ...
"Running a retailer with high balance sheet leverage is really tough, especially now," said Charlie O'Shea, an analyst at Moody's. The industry "has changed so much since the Toys 'R' Us buyout that if you don't have a fair amount of financial flexibility -- and that's not a profile that a leveraged retailer has ...
... a consumer makes returns and the dollar amount of those returns to calculate whether a shopper is considered a risk to a retailer and to prevent return fraud. "Fraudulent and abusive returns are a $9-$17 billion per year problem for retailers in the United States," The Retail Equation says on its website.
FILE PHOTO. The Pomona City Council recently discussed alcohol sales in the city and whether there is a proliferation of retailers. By Liset Marquez | lmarquez@scng.com | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. PUBLISHED: March 17, 2018 at 9:43 am | UPDATED: March 17, 2018 at 10:42 am. Resident Arturo Jimenez is concerned ...
BOSTON (AP) - Marijuana companies will be banned from most Massachusetts municipalities when recreational sales begin this summer. The Boston Globe reports that a review of the state's 351 cities and towns shows at least 189 have barred retail marijuana stores. This is according to a Globe review of ...
"I have been working from 4 a.m. till midnight every day on this talking to other toy company executives, lawyers, bankers, other retailers," Larian said. "I'm exhausted." At a Thursday hearing at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia, vendor lawyers said they were receiving hourly calls from clients ...
"We believe defaults in 2018 could match or exceed last year's record level," S&P Global Ratings analyst Robert Shulz wrote in a recent report that identified 20 retailers at risk of defaulting. The pace of retail liquidations could also pick up this year, he wrote. "Despite store closures amid the turmoil, the US remains ...
DSW has opened its newest store at Mall at Prince Georges, the latest new retailer to join the Hyattsville Mall in Hyattsville, Maryland. (PRNewsFoto/DSW ... Other retailers coming soon include Five Below, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Grand Jewels, Mezeh Mediterranean Grill and ULTA. The Mall at Prince ...
The toy retailer struggled for years to compete with Walmart and Amazon, amassing mountains of debt while suffering from poor sales. In September, it finally filed for bankruptcy. It's the latest in a long line of once-beloved retailers and brands that have withered away after their moments in the sun.
Airport retail fixture Hudson Group HUD, +0.06% said Wednesday it has signed an exclusive agreement with FAO Schwarz to open toy and candy shops in airports across the U.S. Hudson, which went public on Jan. 31, said it expects the first store openings by the end of 2019. Hudson, which started with ...
Retailer · Economics · Advertising · Monroe Street Merchants Association · Carol Schroeder · Commerce · Andrea Van Nest · Reconstruction · Construction · Merchant ...
Put simply, the retailer was too slow to embrace omnichannel, were burdened with too many stores and failed to deliver a retail 'experience' good enough to stand out from their competitors.” Many retailers are blaming the growing popularity of online retailers, such as Amazon, for declining sales as ...
The Journal reports that 34,000 retailers work with Retail Equation, though the company would not provide a full list. However, WSJ learned that Home Depot, J.C. Penney, Sephora and Victoria's Secret also use it, in addition to Best Buy. If you're denied a return, you can request a copy of your Return ...
Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy last fall, and the struggling toy retailer is reportedly working on a plan this week to liquidate the business entirely. The company just announced that it is shutting down all of its stores in the U.K., and all Toys R Us stores in the U.S. could close as well. While Toys R Us may be ...
PSFK researchers took a closer look at how retailers have adapted to customers' changing needs. An Internet Retailer survey on the subject found that “Of the roughly 57% of respondents who said they had picked up an online order in a store in the last year, 73% said they did so to avoid shipping fees.
The toy retailer struggled for years to compete with Walmart (WMT) and Amazon (AMZN), amassing mountains of debt while suffering from poor sales. In September, it finally filed for bankruptcy. It's the latest in a long line of once-beloved retailers and brands that have withered away after their moments in ...
"I think the cautionary tale here is that [Amazon Go] doesn't make sense for every type of retailer," Michelle Evans, the global head of digital consumer research at Euromonitor International, told Mobile Payments Today in an interview. "It works for certain types of outlets where you're selling certain types of ...
Last October, Disney announced that its "Disney Movies Anywhere" service would be expanding to become simply "Movies Anywhere," allowing customers to collect all of their digital films into one centralized location. Previously, the digital retailers supporting the service were iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, ...
Fleet of foot and fickle of mind, consumers are flocking to retailers — online, and to buy direct. In the latest Data Drivers, EDITED CEO, Geoff Watts, tells Karen Webster retailers must learn to act like software companies and brands become retailers as data-driven direct consumer interaction emerges as a macro trend.
Global Retailing Conference TUCSON, Ariz., March 12, 2018 — The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the University of Arizona announced the 2018 presenters at its 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference, April 19-20 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. The retailing center brings together ...


 

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