19 March, 2013 - - News -

The article discusses how some clothing companies are trying to sell directly to consumers. There is a trend where companies are trying to sell directly to the consumer and go around the traditional retail outlets. Novices opening a new business might think this may be an easy option, but they are sadly mistaken. They find […]

19 March, 2013 - - News -

Some fast food restaurants are trying to increase buzz and traffic by offering a secret menu. Restaurants like McDonald’s and Taco Bell are offering items that are mainly known through social media channels and are not listed on their in-store menu. These kind of offerings create buzz on social media websites and that creates more […]

19 March, 2013 - - News -

The article about a new study, reveals that texting is a good way to engage users and monetize apps. With a million apps in the Apple store and hundreds of thousands for Android devices, it can be difficult to get through the app clutter. Forty eight percent of 18-24 year olds believe texting is just […]

18 March, 2013 - - News -

“Patent trolls” are growing more prominent in the retail world. These “trolls” are buying obscure patents and suing companies who use technology that have even the most remote ties to the patent. it is costing around $2,000,000 to fight this growing scam. Fortunately, help is on the way as the Federal Trade Commission is working […]

18 March, 2013 - - News -

Over the next ten to twenty years, retailers will have to change and evolve with new trends or become obsolete. Consumers live in a world were they can get products 24/7 and have access to many services. Experts say that stores need to battle against what they call “machine to machine transactions.”  Stores will need […]

18 March, 2013 - - News -

The article discusses how Whole Foods is going to label food that has been genetically modified. They will be the first retailer in the United States to label all genetically altered foods. Industry analysts say this could have a huge impact across the grocery business. A few manufacturers have said sales increase up to fifteen […]

15 March, 2013 - - News -

An important question that all businesses need to consider is how big do they want to grow. Some people would say they want to grow as big as possible, without thinking of all the consequences that come with that. At the same time, growing big will allow the company to offer lower prices and serve […]

15 March, 2013 - - News -

The article discusses how a food industry report shows consumers are moving out of an economic crisis. The study shows overwhelming evidence that consumers are moving away from their crisis beliefs and habits both emotionally and behaviorally. This is a normal transition for people that are coming out of a recession. They have more confidence […]

15 March, 2013 - - News -

The article discusses how same day delivery is not as important as free delivery for online shoppers. Research by the Boston Consulting Group shows more people believe lower prices and free delivery will make the online shopping experience better than same day delivery. Despite this research, companies such as Ebay, Nordstroms, and Walmart are all […]

11 March, 2013 - - News -

Neighborhood strip malls and shopping centers are getting into the health trend. Ice cream stores are giving way to frozen yogurt, and restaurants  catering to today’s health conscious shopping crowd are now opening. With many outdoor shopping centers now anchored by health clubs, customers can often get a full service health-centric shopping experience when they […]

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