Mobile phones, consumer electronics lift Reliance Retail

    KOLKATA: India’s largest retailer Reliance Retail’s cellphone and consumer electronicsretailing business crossed the $5-billion revenue mark in the year to March, underscoring the breadth of its market presence. Sales in these two categories — which account for about a third of the total — through Reliance Digital and Reliance Jio stores more than doubled to Rs […]

    Amazon may buy a stake in Future Coupons to bag Future Retail prize

    Amazon is in talks to buy a stake in Future Coupons, a firm owned by Future Group promoter Kishore Biyani, to ensure that the global web retailer is in compliance with the amended foreign ownership rules that bar e-commerce companies from holding shares in entities selling on their platforms. The US-based online giant was earlier in talks to acquire […]

    Retail: Shoppers save receipts – for the coupons

    A new study from inStream shows that shoppers have strong preference for receipt-based offers. Online retailers are increasingly popular, but shoppers seem to prefer receipt-based product offers over digital offers, Fierce Retail reports. A new shopper tracking study from inStream shows that consumers show a strong preference for receipt-based offers for savings. More than 80 percent of those surveyed […]

    Retail Stores ‘Cut’ Paper Coupons, Move to Digital

    SARTELL — The days of clipping coupons seem to be numbered. Technology has intervened and now many retailers are offering digital, paperless coupons. Coborn’s along with Walgreens, Target and several other major retailers are moving into the future by offering paperless coupons. Kevin Hurd is the Communications Specialist with Coborn’s. He says their More Rewards program has led customers to drop […]

    U.K. Retail Sales Rebound as Heat Wave Boosts Clothing Demand

    U.K. retailers received a summer boost last month as sweltering temperatures spurred sales of clothing. The quantity of goods sold in stores and online rose 0.6 percent, more than economists forecast, following a 1.1 percent decline in May, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Sales excluding auto fuel jumped 0.9 percent. It […]

    Online Clothing Thrift Store ThredUp Opens First Retail Location

    Online clothing thrift store ThredUp is opening retail locations to complement its online presence, a significant strategic shift for a company that had been online-only since its founding eight years ago. The first store, San Francisco-based ThredUp announced today, is opening in San Marcos, Texas, a city of 60,000 people on the Interstate 35 corridor […]

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    How Pizza Hut and payments are fueling China’s retail revolution

    Part of the huge shadow Ant Financial casts is its appetite for global investment, but at the same time it’s making moves that are kicking off major changes to how payments are handled in its local market in China. While the world waits to see how the company’s attempt to acquire U.S.-based MoneyGram will play […]

    7 Ways to Use Digital Coupons to Grow Your Retail Sales

    Do you use coupons to attract customers to your retail store? Today’s deal-hungry consumers have come to expect coupons as a part of doing business, and if you want to keep up with your competitors, you’d better be offering deals on a regular basis. Digital coupons are becoming a popular marketing tactic—especially for smaller stores. […]

    30 Things You’ll Need When Opening Your First Retail Store

    Thinking of opening your first retail store? No matter what you intend to sell, you’ll need a lot of different supplies to make your store look professional and welcoming to your customers. Below is a checklist of items that can get you started on building a retail store that customers will love. Opening Your First Retail […]

    Retail Sites You Didn’t Realize Had Business Programs

    Almost every business owner has to make purchases for their business at some point. So why not take advantage of savings programs and services aimed specifically at business shoppers like you? Sam’s Club and Costco have been known for their business programs for years. But now, even more stores are catching onto this trend and […]

    More on Small Businesses in the Garden Retail Industry

    Here in the United States there’s a vibrant industry of small, independently-owned garden centers and nurseries. Usually they are family businesses. Consumers shop at the big box retail stores when looking for mulch or basic annuals like marigolds. But if you’re an avid gardener or discerning homeowner looking for something special, then the independent garden […]