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American Icon Sears Files for Bankruptcy American Icon Sears Files for Bankruptcy

Sears, the iconic American department store, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. The New York Times reported that court papers show that Sears has amassed liabilities of $11.3 billion compared with $7 billion in assets.. The retailer, which employees...

  • Digital Marketing- the New "Salesperson" of E-CommerceDigital Marketing- the New “Salesperson” of E-CommerceEven the most innovative, life-changing product on the market will not make any sales if no one is aware it exists. That is because marketing and sales are intertwined. Both processes work hand in hand to help secure your business...
  • Top Ten Retail Lessons We Learned at ASDTopTen Retail Lessons We Learned at ASD Trade ShowLas Vegas is home to many things- some of them questionable in nature. Although, one that is not is ASD Market Week! We just kicked off the first day of the most expansive B2B trade show, the “Affordable Shopping Destination.”...
  • The Strength of Beauty: Why Cosmetics is Withstanding AmazonThe Strength of Beauty: Why Cosmetics is Withstanding AmazonJeff Bezos just became the richest man in modern history with a net worth of over 150 BILLION dollars. This news,  announced yesterday, only further illustrates the fact that the Seattle-based Amazon has become a force to be reckoned with. While...
  • Wal-Mart Goes High TechWal-Mart Goes High TechAt the end of the world there will nothing but cockroaches, polyester and Wal-Mart. Or so we believed. Wal-Mart has been untouchable for decades. But with Amazon’s foray into pretty much everything, box stores have found themselves questioning their immortality....
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  • The Rise of the MicrobrandThe Rise of the MicrobrandEveryone’s talking about micro. Micro poodles (cute), micro plastics (bad), and now there’s a new micro in town… the microbrand. There is an upsurge of microbrands on the market due to the value that they bring to the end user....
  • Cashing in On the Festival TrendCashing in On the Festival TrendMusic festivals have become the hottest ticket of the spring and summer seasons. The fashion, celebrity sightings, parties and the MUSIC is, on the surface, why these events are not to miss. If you can attend, the anticipation is high...
  • The Modern Mall- Give Me Technology or Give Me DeathThe Modern Mall- Give Me Technology or Give Me DeathTechnology has become a necessity of everyday life and is advancing at a faster pace than ever. This has caused immense change in business as usual, and many industries are finding it hard to keep up. And what has been...
  • Google Looks to Turn Product Searches into CashGoogle Looks to Turn Product Searches into CashMaybe Google needs increased revenue to equip their Silicon Valley headquarters with more nap pods, build a new gym, or to start an organic farm on-site for employees? Or, maybe they’re just trying to level the online marketplace playing field?...
  • China’s Hip Hop Ban: The Impact on Brands and BusinessChina’s Hip Hop Ban: Impact on Brands and BusinessStraight outta China comes a new ban on hip-hop. In fact, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT), China’s state media regulator, publicly declared that hip-hop culture and people with tattoos would be prevented from being...
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  • 2017: A Record Year for Counterfeit Goods2017: A Record Year for Counterfeit GoodsCounterfeiting conjures up the Canal Street handbags being peddled at innocent passersby. Or, of the infamous fake Louis Vuitton or Gucci bags that high schoolers wore on their arms like a prize. But, counterfeit goods are a much larger problem....
  • Crypto-Craze: Cryptocurrency Shaping Retail’s FutureCrypto-Craze: Cryptocurrency Shaping Retail’s FutureMention the word “bitcoin” in conversation and you will witness someone geek out over cryptocurrency. Or, you’ll be the victim of some intense eye rolls; most likely it will be the latter. In short, many people are sick of hearing...
  • Let’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital AgeLet’s Get Personal: Losing Our Privacy in the Digital AgeOur privacy is slipping through our fingers more and more by the minute. From posting pictures of one’s aesthetically pleasing meal or #ootd, to the silent trackers hidden on our favorite websites, we our giving away our personal information both...
  • Challenged by Returns? Fight Back with the Industry’s Most Profitable Solution.Shoppers shelled out almost 17 percent more on Cyber Monday 2017 than they did the year before. In fact, in only 24 hours, Adobe Insights reports there were $6.5 billion in online sales on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Mobile accounted...
  • Get Personal: How Online Retailers Can Master the Art of PersonalizationGet Personal: How Online Retailers Can Master the Art of PersonalizationPeople say, “Cash is king.” And while that is accurate, in today’s world, so is convenience.  For years, e-commerce has offered newfound convenience through online shopping. Besides being able to shop 24/7, not waiting in a line and avoiding crowds...
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  • Holiday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsHoliday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsIt was a very Merry Christmas for retail. Cyber Monday on Nov. 27, 2017 was dubbed the, “largest online shopping day in history.” The first three weeks in November scored retailers 18% more in sales than 2016. And, the icing on...
  • Nordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptNordstrom Tests New Retail ConceptOver on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Melrose Place in Los Angeles mannequins in avant-garde window displays beg you to come in and peruse the new offerings. A dress here, a bag there, and across the way is a...
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Amazon May Have Chosen New HQ2 Headquarters Amazon Has Chosen New HQ2 Headquarters

September 2017 saw Amazon announce its expansion of a second headquarters within the U.S. The HQ2 project threw cities into a tailspin. All of them started drawing up proposals, coming up with incentive packages and more in hopes of the...