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Retailers Brace For Holiday Mobile Commerce Crush

Mobile commerce will reach new highs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, and retailers are hastily preparing for the onslaught of traffic …

What Will It Take to Create a Better Checkout Experience?

Sep 25, 2013<p>by Guest contributor<p>Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion, is a summary of <b>a current article</b> from the Platt Retail …

10 Ways that iPads are Transforming Retail

<i>Andrew Yates is the head of iOS at Buffer, a smarter way to share your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You can contact him on Twitter, where he is @ay8s.</i><p>Ever since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, people have found amazing ways to use the devices and with the arrival of iOS 7, the new …

How To Close The Gap Between Online & Brick And Mortar Retail [PSFK SEATTLE] - PSFK

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

28 Badass Burgers To Grill This Weekend

Praise the lord, barbecue season is finally here.<p>A little note: This list omits veggie burgers. If you feel miffed in any way by this, know that it is not because they are not delicious. It is strictly because they tend to be delicate, and thus tricky to grill.

Turns Out Amazon Isn’t Killing Retail After All

In a positive set of job numbers released this morning, one sector showed a particularly strong surge: retailers added 29,000 new jobs in April, after losing 4,000 in March.<p>Month-by-month numbers can be jumpy like this, and Jack Kleinhenz, the chief economist of the National Retail Federation, told …

10 things summer camps won’t say

<b>1. “You think getting your kids into college will be hard? Try getting them into camp.”</b><p>Registration for this summer at Camp Al-Gon-Quian opened at 6 …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

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Esquire's 8 Rules of Grilling a Great Ribeye

Well, what are you waiting for? It won't grill itself.<p><b>I'm going to go out on a limb</b> and say that you, or someone like you, is planning on doing some grilling this weekend. If you haven't broken out the tongs yet, this would obviously be the time to do so, particularly those of you who, like me, …

Recipe: The Best Blue Crab Mac & Cheese

When you think of good food in NYC, you probably don't think, "Oh, let's go to Herald Square." At least I don't. I mean, its kind of a wasteland of chain restaurants and department stores. I appreciate my NY street meat every once in a while, but I certainly don't think of the area as a destination …

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Why Amazon Is Happy Breaking Even With Online Grocery

According to RetailNetGroup, AmazonFresh, the online giant’s grocery business that’s been tested in the Seattle market since 2007, isn’t about “competing with a small market with razor-thin margins and a checkered history.” It’s all about helping Amazon.com attain the scale to support its ambition …

Incredible New JCPenney Ad: We Screwed Up

Now, in an unprecedented move, the company is admitting it totally screwed up.<p>JCPenney's latest ad acknowledges the missteps the company has made in the past year.<p>"It's no secret. Recently JCPenney changed," the company says in the new ad uploaded to its YouTube channel. "Some changes you liked, …

JCPenney Employees Were 'Crying From Excitement And Joy' After Ron Johnson's Ouster

Constant layoffs, a culture of secrecy, and distrust of Johnson's management team left many employees, and even executives, miserable.<p>His departure was greeted with widespread relief, a JCPenney regional executive told the Huffington Post's Kim Bhasin:<p>"I saw store employees crying from excitement …

Private Label: Trader Joe’s Takes Differentiation to the Extreme

Wal-Mart Is Getting Really Serious About Tracking Customers

"We're building a global technology platform whose goals are as simple, frankly, as they are audacious," Neil Ashe, CEO of e-commerce, told Women's Wear Daily. "We want to know what every product in the world is. We want to know who every person in the world is. And we want to have the ability to …

J.C. Penney Is Listening, And Getting A Huge Response

J.C. Penney is asking for forgiveness, apologizing to shoppers via a new ad and asking for another chance.<p>It’s no secret, recently JCPenney changed. Some changes you liked and some you didn’t, but what matters from mistakes is what we learn. We learned a very simple thing, to listen to you. To hear …

Walmart exec: To combat Amazon, focus on in-store experience

NEW YORK - A Walmart executive at the Mcommerce Summit: State of Mobile Commerce 2013 conference said that while customers may be showrooming in …

Can J.C. Penney pull a Netflix?

Much like the online streaming and DVD service, J.C. Penney JCP, -3.12% made dramatic changes without a pilot test — and lost a great deal of good …

Hiring a banker says more about Twitter’s desire for deals than an IPO

The world was all atwitter yesterday about Twitter hiring a Morgan Stanley banker as its head of corporate development. Did that mean an IPO was coming soon? Cynthia Gaylor does have IPO experience and helped take Facebook and LinkedIn public. But actually, her hiring says more about Twitter’s M&A …

Gasoline Is Saving The Economy

Today's jobs report was a big sigh of relief.<p>Unemployment fell. Retail jobs were added in solid numbers, and there were big upward revisions to March and February numbers.<p>America seems to be avoiding recession, even with the hit from the sequester.<p>So how are things chugging along? Part of it may be …

Apple's Stock Has Very Quietly Been On A Nice Run After Its Earnings Report

Apple's back! Maybe? A week and a half after the company's earnings report, the stock is up 11%. It's up 15% from its low point, which came a few days before earnings.<p>You don't want to get too excited about a move like this if you're an investor. But, it's a good sign that Apple appears to be …

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America’s Most Profitable Products

Successful companies frequently rely heavily on just one product for the majority of their sales and profit. That’s true for some of the most iconic …