Ear piercing is the next fun retail trend

You don’t have to go to the mall anymore to get your ears pierced. While teenagers in the past may have gotten theirs pierced at the mall, the service seems to be one that retail a number of big-boxers think holds promise. Claire’s continues to offer the service with its certified piercing specialists. Although, unlike … Read more

Market insights: Analysis of 500 brands reveals gaps that retailers can turn into competitive advantages

Retail marketing is undergoing a reinvention. Between consumers’ growing demands and shrinking patience for brands that fail them, it’s a prime season for fast-acting retailers to outperform competitors. Discerning next steps is easier when you know what peers and competitors are doing — particularly what they’re doing well. With that in mind, Sailthru partnered with … Read more

Amazon faces worker demands — from shareholders

Listen to the article 7 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. Union regulators aren’t the only Amazon stakeholders demanding changes to its workplace policies, thanks in part to a shift in focus at the Securities and Exchange Commission. At its annual shareholders meeting later this month, Amazon will … Read more

JC Penney is reinventing itself. Again.

If there’s one thing that’s become predictable at JC Penney in the last decade or so, it’s constant change. The company has had five chief executives in that time, each with their own ideas about how to turn over its steadily declining fortunes. That included efforts like restoring and then again ending appliance sales, and … Read more