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Topic: Retail

Need Help Finding Hardware? This Robot Might Be Able to Help

Futuristic helper will debut in November at Orchard Supply

Robots are the future. That's what a lot of businesses are starting to bank on, and Lowe's is one of them. Check out the impressive video below to get a look…

What Marketers Can Learn From the Fast-Casual Restaurant Boom

Taco Bell and Chipotle’s models go beyond the in-store experience

By now, you've probably heard the back story behind Steve Ells' vision to shake up the traditional quick-service restaurant industry with fresh food inspired by gourmet dishes when he opened the first…

How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media

Rich guys are more likely to see newspaper, TV ads

Men tend to spend money on the same goods and services regardless of wealth, but the rich are roughly twice as likely to take a luxury vacation and eat organic,…

Nasty Gal Lays Off Up to 10% of Staff

Online retailer says it's strategic

Nasty Gal, an online retailer for young women, reportedly slashed up to 10 percent of its workforce in recent weeks. The company released 20 employees from its public relations and technology…

Women’s Fashion Brands Are Rushing to Design for Men

Moschino, Coach and Michael Kors know that even athletes care about how they dress these days

Women’s fashions have long taken a cue from menswear. But a dude in La Perla? Not as outlandish as you might think, as a growing number of women’s apparel brands…

Could P&G Sell Off Iconic Ivory Brand?

Sales have slid, no projected growth

Since Procter & Gamble’s Aug. 1 announcement that it intends to shutter or sell off as many as 100 brands, investors, advertising firms and retailers have speculated over which products…

Study: One in Three Consumers Skip Back-to-School Shopping

A slower retail season?

Back-to-school sales will continue to drop this year, according to projections from The Integer Group. The global retail marketing agency teamed up with M/A/R/C Research to complete the study, which…

Coach Looks to Men’s Fashion and Chinese Markets for Growth

Brand struggles to stay relevant

Luxury brand Coach Inc. has seen major declines over the past year, according to a press release describing the company's fourth-quarter earnings. Coach saw sales of $1.14 billion worldwide in…

Birchbox Aims to Bring 'Artificial Intelligence' to Offline Retail

Opens first brick-and-mortar in SoHo

Birchbox tomorrow opens its first brick-and-mortar location with a 4,500 square foot storefront in New York's fashionable SoHo district. The much-hyped beauty e-retailer aims to make the shopping experience akin…

Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion

Latest in a long string of acquisitions

Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one…

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