According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the $10 billion business tax refund in the recent unemployment bill will help save retail jobs. The legislation will bring recession plagued retailers and other businesses more than $10 billion in badly needed cash by lengthening the period during which they can “carry back” current losses, to claim […]
Researchers have predictive metrics that can identify and measure future consumer trends with uncanny accuracy.
The UPS Store chain has launched an Internet service that lets customers design brochures, posters and other materials online, and then have them printed and prepared for pickup at a local UPS Store.
Conserving natural resources has become essential for a competitive economy in the 21st century. The economy and environment go hand-in-hand.
CloseoutCentral.com has been selected as the official wholesale directory of the Transworld Merchandise Center. Closeout Central, established by Sumner Communications Inc. in 1996, is the Internet’s oldest and most respected closeout directory. It is the sister site to the number one Alexa ranked wholesale web directory, WholesaleCentral.com, which draws the largest and most diverse audience […]
Calling ecommerce, “The bright side of retail,” during her keynote address at the 2009 Shop.org Annual Summit, Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research spelled out six things online retailers have done right. “How is it that web retailers have managed to outperform so many other sectors?” she asked. “The easy answer is that they have lower […]
Many consumers are again opting to save time in lieu of money, according to, “The Checkout,” a new study from marketing firms, The Integer Group and M/A/R/C. The research found that by mid year, 28 percent of shoppers describe themselves as, “preferring to spend more if it saves them time.” This compares with just 23 […]
Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. has announced it will set up 350 temporary stores and toy boutiques during the holiday season.
The Martha Stewart Living brand of home improvement products is heading for Home Depot. The products will be in select categories, including Outdoor Living, Home Organization and Home Decor. “Our partnership with Martha Stewart is a natural fit. For years, both organizations have been the go to destination for consumers seeking ideas and information regarding […]
Madison Avenue Closeouts has announced the launch of their new name and website.