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Retailers Disappointed in Swipe Fee Ruling

The National Retail Federation recently expressed disappointment in a court decision that will keep the Federal Reserve’s cap on debit card swipe fees at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level. “NRF is disappointed and remains confident ... Read More »

Do it Best Opens Retail Service Center in Sikeston, Mo.

Executives from Do it Best Corp. joined civic and economic development leaders from the city of Sikeston, Mo., Scott County and the state of Missouri at an event recently to celebrate the official grand opening of the co-op’s new Retail ... Read More »

Home Depot Co-Founder Apologizes for Nazi Comment

Kenneth Langone, the billionaire co-founder of The Home Depot, ignited an uproar Tuesday by comparing populist appeals targeting income inequality to arguments made by Nazis in pre-war Germany. Langone made the remark when asked how the rich view the political ... Read More »

Walmart Unleashes Garden Sales

Beginning March 21, and lasting through March 29, Walmart is having its biggest-ever spring sales push, offering discounts of 30 to 50 percent on more than 60 outdoor essentials ranging from lawn mowers to mulch and will advertise the event ... Read More »

Latest Retail Tech Trends on Display at GlobalShop Retail Conference

The future of the digital retail shopping experience and how retailers can better connect with customers on a more personal level were key topics presented this week in Las Vegas at GlobalShop, an annual trade show and conference dedicated to ... Read More »

Good Health, Home Organization Key Trends at International Home + Housewares Show

With the rebound of the economy, American consumers are looking to improve their lives and homes with a focus on healthy eating, home organization and home remodeling. These trends were front and center at the 2014 International Home and Housewares ... Read More »

Nuts and Bolts of Recent Retail Breaches

Retail data breach and identity theft concerns have heightened since the December 2013 announcement Target was attacked by hackers and bank card information for more than 100 million of its customers were stolen—this followed by the recent announcement that retailer ... Read More »

Retail Sales Up in February

February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.2 percent adjusted month-to-month, according to the National Retail Federation. In the home improvement industry, building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers stores’ sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally-adjusted ... Read More »