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Muslim holy month increases retailers’ revenues
Gift buying around the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has typically been a high profit-yielding time of year for British...
Italian luxury women’s cashmere retailer plans...
Fabiana Filippi (Perugia, Italy) is developing a business plan for the North American market, which will include the opening...
New council will address community retailers’...
The National Retail Federation has formed a Small Business Retail Council to engage and recruit “Main Street merchants...
Warehouses to service new markets
Amazon.com Inc.’s (Seattle) Indian operation, which launched in June 2103, will open five new warehouse fulfillment...
Beacon technology reaches customers as they shop
Lord & Taylor  (New York)  and Hudson’s Bay (Toronto) stores have begun a trial with beacon...
Shoppers can customize items
Yesterday, Amazon.com Inc. (Seattle) launched a 3-D printing marketplace, offering customers more than 200 print-on-demand...
Plans include five U.S. stores in coming months
British retailer Topshop is preparing for a growth spurt. Philip Green, owner of the multinational chain says that over the...
Cuts 2014 retail sales predictions
The National Retail Federation expects retail sales for the second half of 2014 to outperform the first half of the year,...
Parent company investing in omni-channel marketing
Wolverine World Wide Inc. (Rockford, Mich.), parent company of the Stride Rite brand, has announced that it will close up to...
Concept aimed at Gen-Y shoppers
Target Corp. (Minneapolis) opened its first TargetExpress concept store Wednesday in Dinkytown near the University of...

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