Topic: bricks-and-mortar stores

Target's Exit From Canada Isn't a Failed Expansion. It's a Botched Invasion

Chain moved too fast and never bothered listening to the locals

The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax…

Amazon Will Open a Pop-Up Store in New York City

Hanging sign near Empire State Building

Amazon, a longtime foe of brick-and-mortar stores, is hanging out a real sign of its own in a planned New York City outlet. The e-tailer plans to set up a…

Nearly One-Quarter of Shoppers Plan to Shop on Thanksgiving

Black Friday is creeping forward

The day after Thanksgiving is still the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but the holiday itself is starting to become the new Black Friday as a growing number…

Google to Bolster Sales Measurement of Search Ads

Aims to show how AdWords affects all digital conversions

Google wants to better demonstrate how its AdWords search promos drive sales on desktops and mobile devices. With its new metric called cross-device conversions, Google is aiming to connect the dots…