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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Top 10 Ways Retailers Changed The Game In 2013

From mani-pedis for men to a Nike store made out of reused garbage, check out the most read-about retail projects of the year.<p>In 2013, retail store …

Toys “R” Us mobile site delivers best user experience: report | Retail Dive

Toys “R” Us made numerous improvements to its mobile site in the past year, including streamlining the checkout process. As a result, the toy store …

Amazon Becomes The Remora Of The Retail World, Operates Within Supplier Warehouses

Amazon has a strong advantage over other retailers when it comes to prices, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows one reason why. In addition to not having to maintain expensive, huge retail stores like competitors including Best Buy and Walmart, Amazon is also now experimenting with …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

<b>((Wikimedia))</b><p>Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>Paul Bucheit<p>October 8, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten …

It's The Customer, Stupid

It seems like the realities of retail are reinforced again and again. Most recently a survey of stores and customers found that, indeed, the key to winning in the retail game is to treat people well.<p>The survey, conducted at the Worldwide Business Research Future Stores conference back in July, …

Wal-Mart Cutting Orders as Unsold Merchandise Piles Up

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting orders it places with suppliers this quarter and next to address rising inventory the company flagged in last month’s …

Nike, Burberry Among Rising Fashion Brands

Brands are back in fashion. Their importance to consumers has increased 10-fold since 1996. Nike, Burberry and J. Crew are on the rise, and Ralph …

How Macy's uses Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

<b>Department store Macy’s is the latest brand to fall under the spotlight in our series of posts looking at how major brands use social media.</b><p>Since …

Retail marketing: loyalty is a two-way street

The definition of loyalty is changing. It's no longer just about how loyal a customer is to a brand: how frequently they shop, how much they spend, and whether they would recommend products or services to friends. Today, it's also about how loyal the brand is to the customer.<p>Consumers know that …

Fascinating Number: Amazon Is Larger Than The Next Dozen Internet Retailers Combined

There’s much to be amused about in this WSJ piece but first the gobsmacking, well, gobsmacking to me anyway, fact that Amazon’s sales are now higher than the the combined sales of the next twelve would be internet retailers:<p>Amazon.com Inc. sells more online than its next 12 biggest competitors …

The Biggest Names In The Investment Business Are Piling Into J.C. Penney

Some of the biggest names in the hedge fund business are betting big on J.C. Penney following the exit of William Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager who was the struggling retailer’s biggest shareholder before selling his entire 18% stake in the company in August, suffering hundreds of …

Retailers, Take Note: Young Shoppers Don’t Care About Owning Your Stuff

Unlike Boomers and GenX consumers, millenials have a different understanding of possessions. A new report reveals how “instant ownership” is losing out to the “unlimited options” of online shopping.<p>A quarter century ago, Russell Belk introduced the concept of the extended self in<br>a paper published …

Sears Canada cuts 245 jobs, some work moves overseas

Sears Canada is cutting 245 jobs, mostly at its head office in Toronto, and moving some of the work overseas.<p>The reductions will affect 138 of the …

Abercrombie and Fitch shares slump as sales fall 10%

<b>Shares in US clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch fell 17.7% in Thursday trading after the release of below-forecast figures.</b><p>Known for its casual clothing for teenagers, Abercrombie said sales had fallen 10% in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period a year …

Don't underestimate the iceberg and other key retail trends

Retailers Cautious About Second Half as Sales, Traffic Slow

Recent economic indicators have pointed to a more confident consumer, but retailers aren't reaping the benefits just yet.<p>In the last week, a slew of …

Marketers, These Eye-Popping Stats Will Make You Stop Chasing Youth, Start Courting Boomers

Baby boomers control 70% of American’s disposable income, yet only 5% of advertising is geared toward their age group. Why? Read on for more compelling numbers, and the ideas behind them.<p>In 1963, Pepsi-Cola kicked off a TV, radio, print, and billboard campaign that made advertising history.<p>Pepsi …

Jeff Bezos Is Brilliant, but Amazon's Dominance Is Not Inevitable

The online retail giant has built an impressive economic moat around its business. But there are enemies on the banks of the water.<p>CEO Jeff Bezos is a magician. At a time when investors scrutinize quarterly earnings reports with a microbiologist's fussiness, Bezos has persuaded Wall Street to …

J.C. Penney's New CEO Is Gradually Eliminating Any Trace Of His Predecessor

As J.C. Penney attempts to recover from a period in which it alienated customers, enraged employees and suffered abysmal sales, its new chief executive, Mike Ullman, is aggressively purging corporate ranks and halting initiatives launched under the previous regime.<p>In essence, Ullman appears intent …

Retail strategies to fight showrooming & slow sales

August 20, 2013<p><b>Heads up</b><p><i>Here's some tough love: If your store is boring, it’s time to change that.</i><p>In The Good Old Days of Retail are Ahead of Us<b>,</b> …

PICTURES: The Gigantic Warehouse Amazon Will Use To Deliver Groceries To New York

The 560,000-square-foot location at 301 Blair Road in Avenel, N.J., is the former site of the C&S Wholesale Grocers facility, according to Avison Young's industrial real estate overview:<p>It joins a previously established 1 million-square-foot Amazon warehouse in West Windsor. Amazon is already …

Sears' New Internet Strategy: Late to the Party....Again

I do not think Sears’s management ever looks at the past. Recently they created a Market Place – similar to Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart, where small and midsize vendors offer their wares at good prices. The company uses their powerful Internet search engines for third party vendors to offer …

The World's Highest-Paid DJs

Just a few years removed from bagging groceries in Scotland, Calvin Harris is now the world’s highest-paid DJ. He leads a cast of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza—and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and …

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U.S. retailers cash in as students get picky about dorm rooms

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Those beer-crate nightstands and makeshift curtains are starting to disappear from U.S. colleges as retailers push more-upscale dorm furnishings for the back-to-school season.<p>Dozens of retailers, from Target Corp and Williams-Sonoma Inc’s Pottery Barn to boutique website …