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Meet The Retail System Prepared To Do Battle With Square (AAPL)

Meet The Retail System Prepared To Do Battle With Square (AAPL) | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Square might offer the most popular alternative point-of-sale system for retail stores, but a company called Checkout thinks it can do one better.
Checkout goes beyond simple support for buying individual items.
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Store Owner Wants Five Dollars to Let You Look around in His Store

Store Owner Wants Five Dollars to Let You Look around in His Store | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
I completely understand that it’s difficult for small retail store owners out there to make a buck today.
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Understanding the Stages of Retail

Understanding the Stages of Retail | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
When Ron Johnson took over the helm at J. C. Penney in November 2011 with a mandate to turn the ailing retailer around, all eyes were on him.
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PROFESSOR: Ron Johnson Sabotaged Himself From The Very Beginning

PROFESSOR: Ron Johnson Sabotaged Himself From The Very Beginning | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Despite its CEO's high profile pedigree, initial high hopes for success, and an innovative strategy, J.C. Penney Co. is in a huge amount of trouble.
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Load times for top retail sites slump 22% in the past year: infographic

Load times for top retail sites slump 22% in the past year: infographic | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Load times among America's top retail sites have increased by 22% in just one year from an average 5.94 seconds in December 2011 to 7.25 seconds in December 2012.
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Woolworths’ brand value soars, while the Australian gap between consumers and local retailers remains an issue

Woolworths’ brand value soars, while the Australian gap between consumers and local retailers remains an issue | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Woolworths has been named the top retail brand in Australia for the second year running, beating out supermarket competitor Coles by almost a billion dollars.
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Nintendo 3DS update moves your saves from retail games to downloads

Nintendo 3DS update moves your saves from retail games to downloads | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Let's say you bought a pair of cartridge-based games to go with your Nintendo 3DS, but you're embracing our all-digital future and want to replace them with downloadable copies.
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How Recycling 1 Billion Pounds Factors into Best Buy's Renew Blue Initiative

How Recycling 1 Billion Pounds Factors into Best Buy's Renew Blue Initiative | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Leo Raudys, Best Buy’s head of Environmental Sustainability, has a clearly defined mission: use Best Buy’s influence in consumer electronics and appliance retailing to also be an industry leader in sustainability and electronics recycling.
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7 Cost Effective Strategies to Help Online Retailers Thrive

7 Cost Effective Strategies to Help Online Retailers Thrive | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Don’t let any high street business tell you that online retailers have an unfair advantage. Selling online is difficult. It’s labor-intensive and contrary to popular belief can be very expensive.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix slated for April release in the US

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix slated for April release in the US | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Lenovo's still being vague about a release date for its ThinkPad Helix, but it's at least narrowed down the retail window somewhat.
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The Best Sales Associate for a Retail Brand? Educated... Not Trained

The Best Sales Associate for a Retail Brand? Educated... Not Trained | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
This posting continues the conversation with Robert Mettler. Bob is a retail legend whose career includes doubling the size of the Macy's West division as its CEO and running merchandising for Sears during the 1990s.
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A College Dropout Turned Her eBay Page Into The Fastest-Growing Retailer

A College Dropout Turned Her eBay Page Into The Fastest-Growing Retailer | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Sophia Amoruso started selling vintage clothing on her eBay page in 2006. Seven years later, the 28-year-old runs Nasty Gal, an e-commerce site with $100 million in annual sales. "'People say: 'Nasty Gal?
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Why Gap's Athleta Will Overtake Lululemon

Why Gap's Athleta Will Overtake Lululemon | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Competitors are challenging Lululemon's status as the golden child of retail. Once lauded for its revolutionary business model the yoga retailer has fallen on hard times recently.
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Pay-to-Browse: Next Big Thing in Retail?

Pay-to-Browse: Next Big Thing in Retail? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Two very different retailers grabbed headlines by asking customers to pay just to look around. Would this work for you?
Two retailers made headlines this week because they started charging consumers a fee for browsing, reported Salon.com.
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JCPenney Exec Delivers Candid Assessment Of The Company's Turnaround Strategy

JCPenney Exec Delivers Candid Assessment Of The Company's Turnaround Strategy | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
JCPenney's big turnaround has been failing, with sales down 32 percent last quarter.  Last year, CEO Ron Johnson laid out a revival plan that included boutique-style shop-in-shops, a "fair and square" pricing strategy that eliminated sales, and...
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CUSTOMER: Lululemon Employee Made Me Bend Over To Prove My Pants Were See-Through

CUSTOMER: Lululemon Employee Made Me Bend Over To Prove My Pants Were See-Through | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
A disgruntled customer says that Lululemon employees made her bend over to prove her pants were see-through.  The yoga retailer announced it was recalling 17 percent of its pants last week because many were too sheer.  The Consumerist first...
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Why Local Search Is Important For Retailers — And Why It's A Mess

Why Local Search Is Important For Retailers — And Why It's A Mess | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it

To paraphrase an old adage, there are three things that matter to local businesses: location, location, location.

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Wal-Mart to test new in-store locker service, following in Amazon’s footsteps

Wal-Mart to test new in-store locker service, following in Amazon’s footsteps | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart is looking to turn its huge brick-and-mortar retail footprint into a beneficial asset as it continues to battle against Amazon.com. And it’s latest effort to do so is an area where Amazon has already innovated: physical lockers.
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Top Retail Websites Not Getting Faster: Average Web Page Load Time Is 7.25 Seconds [Report]

Top Retail Websites Not Getting Faster: Average Web Page Load Time Is 7.25 Seconds [Report] | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
According to a recent report published by Radware, load times for the top U.S. retail websites are 22 percent slower than in December 2011, continuing to go well beyond the ideal three-second load time.
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Walmart Follows Amazon's Lead, Starts Testing Locker Delivery In Retail Stores

Walmart Follows Amazon's Lead, Starts Testing Locker Delivery In Retail Stores | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Shipping things to your house is so 2011, so companies like Amazon are setting up physical lockers for you to pick your online orders up from. Today, Walmart has announced that they’re testing a similar program in about twelve stores.
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Are the top 20 UK online retailers bothered about Google+?

Are the top 20 UK online retailers bothered about Google+? | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
According to a recent report three quarters of the worlds top brands have Google+ pages, with a combined following of more than 20 million fans.
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Investment Strategy Lessons Courtesy of Cyprus

Investment Strategy Lessons Courtesy of Cyprus | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
The current crisis in Cyprus is a sad example of the mistakes that many professional and retail investors make when creating an investment strategy. This bailout plan is painful, but it is only a symptom of the problem, not the cause.
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Manufacturing Infographic: Navigating the Waters of Channel Conflict

Manufacturing Infographic: Navigating the Waters of Channel Conflict | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Manufacturers typically rely on their network of non-exclusive distributors, dealers, agents or retailers to locally market and sell their products.
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Best Buy's Founder Is Back At The Company After A Failed Buyout Bid (BBY)

Best Buy's Founder Is Back At The Company After A Failed Buyout Bid (BBY) | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
Best Buy co-founder Richard Schulze is returning to his chain of consumer electronics retail stores, according to the company.
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How to Make Your Field Workforce Truly Mobile

How to Make Your Field Workforce Truly Mobile | I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. | Scoop.it
From utility and telecommunications professionals, to engineers, retail associates and professional services, field workforce personnel are more than just what you think of in terms of a typical cable person.
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