2016 China-Based Singles’ Day to Dominate Global Holiday Season

Last year, we wrote about the phenomenally successful 2015 online Chinese Singles’ Day, an annual event scheduled for November 11 that dwarfs Cyber Monday, which occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving each year. As reported by The Street: “Singles’ Day is the biggest retail event in the year, beating Cyber Monday and Black Friday.” […]

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Brands That Millennials Love

As we have noted before, Millennials represent a huge, demanding, and challenging consumer segment for marketers. With that in mind, let’s ask: What brands are doing best among Millennials? Recently, Moosylvania — a company involved with branding, digital, and experiential (“Digital connectivity has changed the way we interact with one another – people no longer […]

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It’s Time for Smart Chip Technology on U.S. Credit Cards

As we recently posted, data security — and the lack thereof — is a huge problem that needs to be fixed for both retailers’ and shoppers’ protection. First, let’s look at some more statistics. Then, let’s consider the best solution. According to a Ponemon Institute study, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, security breaches […]

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A Retailing Call to Action: More Bad News About Hacking

As a consumer, be careful and look at all credit card bills in detail. If there is any suspicious activity, immediately contact the credit card company. You are NOT responsible for any charges if your card was used fraudulently.

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Target, Unhappy With Being an Amazon Showroom, Will Stop Selling Kindles

The bricks-and-clicks versus clicks-only retail battle is ramping up! It is often reported that Google is scary as a competitor; but now, more firms are worrying about the challenge from Amazon.com.     Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News Click the image for the full story

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