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  • Why Can’t a Woman Shop More Like a Man? Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 3:02 PM ET
    Parents shop in the toy aisle at a Target store, Kingston, Massachusetts

    Men tend to be very task-focused when they shop online, says BBDO CEO Andrew Robertson. “They don’t shop, they hunt,” he said. Women, however, tend to think of shopping as “a journey,” he says. A look at what this means for retailers such as Blue Nile that are trying to broaden their customer base.

  • Dos and Don'ts of Managing Your Digital Money Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Google Wallet

    Google's entrance into the wireless payment market shows there's money to be made, but tech providers still have to overcome security concerns among consumers and merchants.

  • Missoni at Target

    Many customers that placed orders online at Target.com for Missoni for Target are now receiving an email from the discount retailer saying their shipments are delayed or worse — they will be cancelled altogether.

  • Proenza Schouler Runway Spring 2012

    Instant shopping site Moda Operandi offers consumers the chance to preorder next season’s clothes days or even hours after they’ve appeared on runways. That’s long before the spring and summer looks that debuted over the past eight days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York hit the stores. That is, if some of the more fantastic or theatrical pieces even make it there at all.

  • Can Direct-Mail Keep More Customers Than Groupon? Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 3:08 PM ET
    Open sign in window

    Short-term deals offered on Groupon and other Web site may be the wrong strategy for local businesses that need more than a temporary sales boost to survive.

  • Why iPads Are a Retail Game-Changer Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    Catalogue Tablet App

    If retailers think of iPads and tablets as just another mobile device they may not be offering their shoppers the best experience, according to Siva Kumar, CEO of TheFind, a retail comparison shopping web site.

  • Retail Trade Group Sees Flat Back-to-School Sales Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:04 AM ET
    People walk by Aeropostale in New York City.

    The National Retail Federation, the industry's trade group, is expected to issue their back-to-school shopping forecast Thursday. Their outlook calls for sales to be flat with the year-ago period as parents practice restraint in their spending decisions.

  • Capitalizing on Crowd Commerce     Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on one new tech startup that's taking Silicon Valley by storm.

  • After months of speculation, U.S. online group discount retailer Groupon finally took the plunge and filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise about $750 million. While the offering has been keenly anticipated by investors, not everyone is buying into the frenzy.

  • Who's Ready to Put the 'Social' in 'Social Shopping'? Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 2:56 PM ET

    Ever since the days of the town-square market or the general store, shopping has been a social experience. But more recently, Web sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial have used the phrase “social shopping” and tried to give it a new meaning.

  • Facebook Launches Deals Program, Rivals Groupon Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 8:45 AM ET

    What happens when you cross the world's largest social network with one of the hottest business models in e-commerce? Facebook wants to find out.

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  • Fashion Houses Have Designs on Online Luxury Buyers Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 3:26 PM ET
    A mdoel walks the runway for Luca Luca Fall 2011 at The Stage at Lincoln Center, New York City.s

    Nordstrom's decision to acquire online retailer HauteLook is just the latest example of the shake-up that is going in the designer goods market. Fashion designers are scrambling to play catch up with their online strategies now that more luxury customers are demanding it.

  • China Becoming A Nation of Spenders? Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:54 PM ET

    China may soon become known as a nation of spenders, rather than savers, thanks to Beijing's efforts to let consumption drive economic growth.

  • Lululemon: Not a Downward Dog Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 12:47 PM ET

    One of the most impressive retail stories in the recession has been Lululemon Athletica, the Canadian seller of women's yoga and running apparel.

  • Groupon Could Go Public by End of 2011 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 8:34 AM ET
    Groupon

    Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, has attracted several big institutional investors as it works to potentially go public in 2011, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

  • Online retailers are going to see a little something extra in their stockings this year. Online retail sales during the 2010 holiday season rose 15.4 percent from last holiday season to $36.4 billion, with strength across all categories, according to MasterCard's SpendingPulse eCommerce Index.

  • Last-minute shoppers rejoice, you now have a shopping day all your own. A group of retailers and restaurant chains have banned together to declare Dec. 23 "Click It to Gift It" day. The event will allow shoppers to buy egift cards and receive a variety of special incentives ranging from free gifts to special discounts to charitable donations.

  • Greenberg: Digging Deeper into Youku Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 3:09 PM ET

    I think I figured it out with these Chinese IPOs: We’ve got to stop calling the Amazons or YouTubes or the whatever's of China.

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