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Newest Retail Trends & Trendsetters - Leading Edge Retail Practices, Innovations

Find the newest retail trends and trendsetters in the U.S. and global retail industry here. The leading edge retail chains are employing innovations and fresh retailing operations, marketing, and sales practices to increase sales. Secrets in customer psychology and cutting edge retail trends are revealed in this retail trendsetters guide.
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Walmart Customer Credit Offerings - Retail Store and Website or Co-Branded Credit Cards
Get information about the Walmart retail store credit card and the co-branded Walmart cardholder information such as credit card fees, privacy policy, FAQs, and other details, terms, and conditions for the Walmart credit card programs available to consumers can be found here as well. Walmart credit card options here. Find out how to apply for a Walmart credit card for in-store and Internet website Walmart.com purchases, or how to obtain a Walmart co-branded credit card for general credit purchases.

How to Apply Online for Sam’s Club Warehouse Retail and Co-Branded Credit Cards
Find out how to apply online for a Sam’s Club credit card for online website and in-store purchases, or the Sam’s Club co-branded for general credit purchases. Get information about the Sam’s Club Warehouse retail store credit card and the co-branded Sam’s Club credit card offerings here. Sam’s Club cardholding information such as credit card fees, privacy policy, FAQs, and other details, terms, and conditions for the Sam’s Club credit card programs can be found here as well.

How to Apply Online for Dillard's Retail Credit Card & Customer Loyalty Rewards -
Dillard’s cardholding information such as credit card fees, privacy policy, FAQs, and other details, terms, and conditions for the Dillard's credit card can be found here as well.Get information about the Dillard’s Retail Store Credit Card, the co-branded Dillard’s credit card program, and the Dillard’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Program here. Also find out how to apply online for a Dillard’s credit card for online website and in-store purchases, and how to join the Dillard’s Rewards program.

How to Apply Online for Dillard's Retail Credit Card & Customer Loyalty Rewards -
Dillard’s cardholding information such as credit card fees, privacy policy, FAQs, and other details, terms, and conditions for the Dillard's credit card can be found here as well.Get information about the Dillard’s Retail Store Credit Card, the co-branded Dillard’s credit card program, and the Dillard’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Program here. Also find out how to apply online for a Dillard’s credit card for online website and in-store purchases, and how to join the Dillard’s Rewards program.

Nasty Pig Men's Apparel New York Flagship - Features of Nasty Pig Chelsea Store
Get details about the Sport Chek flagship store located in Canada's Edmonton Mall, which opened in February, 2014 in this article. The Sport Chek sporting goods flagship store features a huge collection of cutting edge digital and retail technology. Get an overview of all the unique features of the Alberta, Canada Sport Check sporting goods flagship store here.

2014 Instagram Most Popular Retail Brands - Social Media Marketing Retailers
This is a list of the most popular retail brands and retailing companies on Instagram in 2014. Find out which retailing companies have the highest number of Instagram follwers and hashtag photos and posts on Instagram as of February, 2014. Find out which retailers have the best engagement level and social media marketing image on the Instagram platform in this article.

Nasty Pig Men's Apparel New York Flagship - Features of Nasty Pig Chelsea Store
Get details about the Nasty Pig flagship store located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, which opened in January, 2014 in this article. The Nasty Pig flagship store features a basement photography studio for customers to shoot their new Nasty Pig fashion looks. Get an overview of all the unique features of the NYC Nasty Pig flagship store here.

TUMI New York City Flagship Store - Features of TUMI's Madison Ave. Flagship
Find details about the TUMI New York Flagship Store Located on Madison Avenue, which opened in October, 2013. The TUMI NYC flagship store features product demonstration areas, and easy customer testing of products, which is encouraged. Get an overview of all the unique features of the TUMI New York City flagship store here.

Retailers Double Savings With Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday 2013 Doorbusters
Because of the Thanksgiving Day store hours being offered by the largest U.S. retail chains, Doorbuster Sales and Deals are running on both Thanksgiving Day, November 29th and Black Friday, November 29th for the 2013 Christmas holiday shopping season. Double doorbusters will give 2013 Christmas Holiday shoppers double the opportunity for savings, but create double the challenge for retail marketing teams that need to communicate clearly to confused and overwhelmed doorbuster deal seeking shoppers.

Retail Industry Trends & Predictions for the Second Half of 2013, July-December
Find the retail industry trends for the second half of 2013 predicted by retail industry experts here. Get expert analysis of the significant emerging retailing issues, opportunities, and challenges for retailing professionals and investors from July to December 2013 in this article.

Los Angeles Flagship Stores - Largest Hermes Collection on Rodeo Drive
The Los Angeles Hermes flagship store featuresthe largest collection of Hermes merchandise in the U.S., custom art installations and a men’s custom suit department with 3,000 options. Find all the features of the Hermes Rodeo Drive flagship store here.

Why Trader Joe’s Has No Competition - Grocery Creativity Beating, Not Competing
Why does it seem that Trader Joe’s has no competition in the ultra competitive grocery store segment of the U.S. retail industry. Find out how Trader Joe’s creativity is more powerful than the biggest grocery store chain competitors and get expert analysis of the Trader Joe’s winning retail formula in this article.

TUMI New York City Flagship Store - Features of TUMI's Madison Ave. Flagship
Find details about the TUMI New York Flagship Store Located on Madison Avenue, which opened in October, 2013. The TUMI NYC flagship store features product demonstration areas, and easy customer testing of products, which is encouraged. Get an overview of all the unique features of the TUMI New York City flagship store here.

Disney Shanghai, China Flagship Store - World's Largest Disney Store Features
Find details about the Disney Shanghai, China flagship store that is scheduled to open in 2015, coinciding with the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The Shanghai Disney flagship store will be the world's largest Disney Store and will also be Disney's first retail store location on mainland China. Get an overview of the one-of-a-kind offerings at the Disney Shanghai flagship store here.

Los Angeles Flagship Stores - Largest Hermes Collection on Rodeo Drive
The Los Angeles Hermes flagship store featuresthe largest collection of Hermes merchandise in the U.S., custom art installations and a men’s custom suit department with 3,000 options. Find all the features of the Hermes Rodeo Drive flagship store here.

FAO Schwartz New York Flagship Store - Features the BIG Piano, Candy Shop, etc.
Find details in this article about the FAO Schwartz Flagship Store which opened on the island of Manhattan in New York City in 1986. The New York City FAO Schwartz toy store features entertainment retailing, the BIG Piano, a candy shop, a cupcake bakery, a stuff-your-own Muppet Workshop, Guided Tours and more.. Find all the features of the FAO Schwartz New York flagship store here.

FAO Schwartz New York Flagship Store - Features the BIG Piano, Candy Shop, etc.
Find details in this article about the FAO Schwartz Flagship Store which opened on the island of Manhattan in New York City in 1986. The New York City FAO Schwartz toy store features entertainment retailing, the BIG Piano, a candy shop, a cupcake bakery, a stuff-your-own Muppet Workshop, Guided Tours and more.. Find all the features of the FAO Schwartz New York flagship store here.

Best UK Retail Flagship Features - Oakley Flagship Store in London
The London Oakley store features product customization, individual designs, 3D technology and interior design highlights. Find all the details and features of the Oakley London flagship store here.

A Tribute to Founder Dave Thomas - Wendy’s Dublin, Ohio Flagship Restaurant
The Dublin Wendy’s flagship location features a Dave Thomas museum, community meeting room, living room, and digital menu boards. Find all the features of the Wendy’s Ohio flagship store here.

Retail Relevance - Value, Personality & Marketing That Connects With Consumers
Retail Relevance is the value, market appropriateness, personality, and marketing methods that connect with customers and keep the largest U.s. retail chains relevant to U.S. consumers. Get a definition of Retail Relevance, and a case study on how Gap Stores regained its retail relevance along with expert analysis of Retail Relevance in this article.

Levi’s Flagship Store - Concept Store Features Custom Made Jeans and Local Art
Find details about the Levi’s Flagship Store opened in San Francisco, California in August, 2013 in this article. The Levi’s Frisco flagship store features custom made jeans, local art, sustainable construction, vintage clothing, and a master tailor in-store. Find all the features of the Levi’s San Francisco, California flagship store here.

Art Van Furniture Flagship Store - Largest Store Features Exclusive Merchandise
Find details about the Art Van Furniture Flagship Store opened in Toledo, Ohio in August, 2013 in this article. The Art Van flagship store is the largest in the chain and features exclusive merchandise, fashion inspired furniture designs, five departments and a clearance center. Find all the features of the Art Van Furniture Toledo, Ohio flagship store here.

Best Flagship Features of Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles, California Flagship Store
Get details about the Los Angeles, CA Tommy Hilfiger flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Tommy Hilfiger flagship store is the first one located in Los Angeles, California. Specially designed for the LA audience, this HIlfiger flagship retail space features vintage Hollywood Memorabilia, one-of-a-kind vintage...

Best Flagship Features of Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles, California Flagship Store
Get details about the Los Angeles, CA Tommy Hilfiger flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Tommy Hilfiger flagship store is the first one located in Los Angeles, California. Specially designed for the LA audience, this HIlfiger flagship retail space features vintage Hollywood Memorabilia, one-of-a-kind vintage...

Best Flagship Features of Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles, California Flagship Store
Get details about the Los Angeles, CA Tommy Hilfiger flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Tommy Hilfiger flagship store is the first one located in Los Angeles, California. Specially designed for the LA audience, this HIlfiger flagship retail space features vintage Hollywood Memorabilia, one-of-a-kind vintage...

Best Flagship Features of Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles, California Flagship Store
Get details about the Los Angeles, CA Tommy Hilfiger flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Tommy Hilfiger flagship store is the first one located in Los Angeles, California. Specially designed for the LA audience, this HIlfiger flagship retail space features vintage Hollywood Memorabilia, one-of-a-kind vintage...

Best Flagship Features of Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles, California Flagship Store
Get details about the Los Angeles, CA Tommy Hilfiger flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Tommy Hilfiger flagship store is the first one located in Los Angeles, California. Specially designed for the LA audience, this HIlfiger flagship retail space features vintage Hollywood Memorabilia, one-of-a-kind vintage...

Starbucks Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Flagship Restaurant - Flagship Store Features
Find details and features of the Starbucks Ho Chi Minh flagship restaurant that opened in Vietnam in February, 2013 in this article. The Starbucks Vietnam flagship restaurant features locally sourced artwork, decor, and locally relevant menu items and flavors to create a unique experience in its first New Delhi retail location.

Best Flagship Store Features of Starbucks New Delhi, India Flagship Restaurant
Find details and features of the Starbucks New Delhi flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Starbucks New Delhi flagship restaurant blends Indian culture, food and beverages with the Starbucks brand making a unique and global Starbucks experience in its first New Delhi retail location.

Best Flagship Store Features of Starbucks New Delhi, India Flagship Restaurant
Find details and features of the Starbucks New Delhi flagship store that opened in February, 2013 in this article. The Starbucks New Delhi flagship restaurant blends Indian culture, food and beverages with the Starbucks brand making a unique and global Starbucks experience in its first New Delhi retail location.

McCormick Spices Baltimore, Maryland Flagship Store - Best Flagship Features
The first retail store entirely dedicated to McCormick brand spices opened in Baltimore, Maryland in October, 2012. Find details about the interactive retailing experience at the new McCormick World of Flavors flagship store in this article.

Nike Georgetown Washington DC Flagship Store - Best Flagship Features
The new Nike flagship Store located near Georgetown University showcases the company’s connections to Georgetown, which are old and deep. Find details about the Washington DC Nike flagship store that opened in October, 2012 in this article.

Victoria’s Secret New York City Flagship Store - Best Flagship Features
The original Victoria’s Secret flagship store in Herald Square was re-imagined, renovated, and reopened in October, 2012 in New York City. Find details about the changes and features of the Manhattan Victoria’s Secret retail flagship store in this article.

Retailers Create Retail Flagship Shopping Excitement - Burberry Macy’s ...
Find out how Burberry, Macy’s, NIKE and other major global retailers are creating retail shopping excitement with their flagship stores positioned in key international locations around the world. Global retail chains will continue to spend millions on their flagship destination shopping strategy as long as shoppers continue to spend time and...

Kuala Lumpur H&M Flagship Store is First Retail Location in Malaysia - Store...
The H&M store that opened in Kuala Lumpur in September, 2012 is H&M's first in Malaysia, and therefore, a member of the H&M flagship fleet. Find details and features of the H&M Kuala Lumpur retail flagship store in this article.

MenScience New York Flagship Store Opens In SoHo - Best Store Features
The Burberry London flagship store was designed with high tech audio-visual features, which Burberry claims makes it the most technologically advanced of the biggest and best UK flagship retail stores. Discover the high tech features designed to mirror Burberry.com and make shoppers feel like they just walked into the Burberry website inside its physical London flagship store.

First MenScience Retail Store Located in the SoHo Neighborhood of New York City
The first retail store featuring nothing but MenScience products is now open in New York City, joining the biggest and best retail flagships that New York has to offer. The New York MenScience store is a flagship not only because it is MenScience's first retail space, but also because it has the kind of unique features that shoppers expect from...

Fun and Funny Quotes about the Great American Love of Litigation
Legal experts and famous people from all professions have plenty to say about lawyers, and the American love of Lawsuits, legal actions, and suing everybody for everything. Get the best of the humorous quotable quotations about lawsuits and the American legal system here.

Victoria’s Secret London Retail Flagship Store - Features of UK’s ...
Victoria’s Secret opened a flagship store location on prestigious Bond Street in London, England in August 2012. What makes the Victoria’s Secret flagship store a unique and special shopping destination for global shoppers? Get details about the features one of the UK’s biggest and best retail flagship stores here.

Which U.S. Retail Companies Offer Credit Cards to Their Customers? Complete...
Which retail companies still offer credit cards to their customers? The number of retail companies which maintain an in-house credit card program for customers is decreasing. Find a complete list of the U.S. retail stores which still provide store credit cards for making retail purchases here.

Steve Madden New Delhi Retail Flagship Store - India Biggest & Best Features
Steve Madden opened a retail flagship store in New Delhi, India in August 2012. What makes this Steve Madden New Delhi flagship store a unique and special shopping destination for global shoppers? Get details about the features of one of India’s biggest and best retail flagship stores here.

Marks & Spencer Liverpool Retail Flagship Store - Features of UK Biggest & Best
Marks & Spencer opened a Cheshire Oaks retail flagship store in Liverpool, England in August 2012. What makes this Marks & Spencer Liverpool flagship store a unique and special shopping destination for global shoppers? Get details about the features of one of the UK’s biggest and best retail flagship stores here.

AT&T Michigan Ave. Retail Flagship Store - Features of Chicago’s Biggest ...
AT&T opened a retail flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois in August 2012. What makes AT&T’s Chicago flagship store a unique and special shopping destination for global shoppers? Get details about the features one of Chicago’s biggest and best retail flagship stores here.

Retail Stores Brands and Chains Using Pinterest Social Media Network Pinboards
Get a complete list of the retail stores and brands using Pinterest social media network here. Find links to the Pinterest Pinboards of all the major retail chains and brands that have Pinterest accounts here and see what new deals and products they are pinning to their boards. A large percentage of U.S. retail industry business are...

Best Brands of the US Retail Industry 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 - Multi-year Ranks
Get a multi-year comparison of the brand value rankings of the top U.S. retail companies, according to an annual survey published by the global brand consultancy group, Interbrand in this article. Find out which U.S. retail industry brands have been named as the best retail brands for 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009, and how a retail brand can be...

Tweetailing Best & Worst Practices of Top Retail Chains - Social Media Marketing
Tweetailing is what happens when the major retail chains use Twitter for social media marketing. Get expert news analysis of the tweetailing best and worst practices of the six largest U.S. retail companies in this article. Find information about the Twitter feeds of major retail chains here.

Retail Stores Selling Virtual Gift Cards Through Facebook Social Media
Retail stores are began using the Facebook social media website to sell virtual electronic gift cards during the Christmas shopping season 2010. This is a list of the U.S. retail chains that are customers a chance to buy and gift e-gift cards through the Facebook marketplace.

Mobile Gift Cards - Complete List of Largest US Retailers With Mobile Gift Cards
The newest trend in m-commerce marketing is mobile gift cards which can now be purchased and redeemed in brick-and-mortar retail stores via cellphones and smartphones. This is a complete list of the largest U.S. retail industry chains that are selling and accepting mobile gift cards from cellphones and smartphones as part of their m-commerce...

Super Bowl Commercials from the Retail Industry, 1980 - 1984
Super Bowl Commercials from the Retail Industry, 1980 - 1984

Inauguration Day 2009: Retail Freebies, Sales, Discounts, Specials & Promotions
A complete list of freebies, sales, discounts, specials and promotions from the Retail Industry designed to help Americans celebrate Inaguration Day, January 20, 2009.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping: Online Retailers Ship Free With In-Store Pickup
In addition to last minute deals for last minute shoppers, many e-commerce retailers are offering in-store pickup service for cyber customers who want to avoid shipping delays and costs. Here is a list of "click to brick" e-tailers that offer in-store pickup for online shopping purchases.

Left Shoe Flagship Store - Best Los Angeles Retail Flagship Features
Find details about the Left Shoe Flagship Store opened in Los Angeles, California in June, 2013 in this article. The Left Shoe flagship store on Melrose Avenue in west Hollywood features in-store technology for custom fit measurements and a studio for ordering custom-made shoe designs. Find all the features of the Left Shoe Los Angeles flagship store here.

Free Shipping Day December 18, 2008: Cyber Shoppers Get Last Minute Discounts
"Free Shipping Day" was born on December 18, 2008 when online e-tailers banded together to offer last minute cyber shoppers free shipping and last minute discounts. See the cyber retailers who joined this inaugural Free Shipping Day event to encourage extra spending and to capture last-minute holiday sales.

T-Mobile Bucks Retail Recession Trends With Store Opening
T-Mobile bucked several retail trends with its flashy UK flagship store opening in the midst of concerns about global reession. Read about the T-Mobile trend bucking strategies that made the retail industry take notice.

Retail Career Job Description and Profile - Consumer Psychologist
"Consumer Psychologist" is a retail industry related job with great advancement potential and little competition. Get information about this new and exciting career path which can quickly take you to the highest levels of management and decision-making in the retail industry.

Top Ten Ways to Create a Bad Customer Experience
If you're wanting to create the kind of shopping experience that will drive customers away, here's ten easy ways to do it. If you want to keep customers coming back, make sure you don't see yourself on this list.

Converse Flagship Store - Best Converse San Francisco Flagship Features
Find details about the Converse flagship store opened in San Francisco in June, 2013 in this article. The Converse San Francisco flagship store features custom designed shoes, apparel, and the largest selection of Converse branded merchandise in the world. Find all the features of the Converse Union Square San Francisco flagship store here.

Best Hong Kong Retail Flagship Features - Ralph Lauren Central Hong Kong Store
The Ralph Lauren Hong Kong flagship store features made to order customized men’s suits, shirts, and shoes, a complimentary bar, and even limited edition vehicles to help create an air of high-end luxury shopping exclusivity. Find all the features of the Ralph Lauren Hong Kong flagship store here.

Australia Flagship Features Pottery Barn & PBKids Sydney Flagship Store - Best
The Pottery Barn branded flagship stores in Sydney were built to engage Australian customers in the home decorating process with free in-store decorating and entertaining classes. Find all the flagship features features of the Pottery Barn and PBKids stores opened in the Bondi Junction shopping district in May, 2013 here.

2010 U.S. Retail Industry Store Openings Photo Gallery
Store openings in 2010 have been announced by the major U.S. chains that are looking beyond the recession conditions which have been brutal to the U.S. retail industry. Get a sneak peek at the future expansion plans for top American retailers in this 2010 Store Openings Photo Gallery.

U.S. and Canadian Sponsors of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics - Complete List
The official retail industry sponsors of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics paid millions to be associated with the event and build their retail brand image. Find a complete list of the U.S. and Canada sponsors and partners of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics from the retail industry here.

Fashion Star Episode 3 Results - Macy's, Saks and H&M Challenges After the Show
Find results of Fashion Start Episode 3 here. Get expert analysis about Fashion Star episode #3 and the challenges that Macy's Saks and H&M faced with supply and demand of chosen fashions, and the customer satisfaction from a retailing point of view in this article.

Abercrombie & Fitch Retail Credit Card - How to Apply Online To Get Store Credit
Abercrombie & Fitch still offers a retail store credit card to its customers for in-store and online website purchases. Find out how to apply online and get an Abercrombie & Fitch Credit Card here. Also find cardholding information such as credit card fees, privacy policy, FAQs, and other details, terms, and conditions for the Abercrombie &...

Best Australia Retail Flagship Features- West Elm Sydney Flagship
Find all the features of the West Elm Sydney flagship store here. The West Elm flagship store in the Bondi Junction shopping district of Sydney features high-end home interior furniture, accessories, and design services, as well as one-of-a-kind merchandise. Find details about the first West Elm flagship store opened in Sydney, Australia in May, 2013 in this article.

Best Australia Retail Flagship Features - Williams-Sonoma Sydney Flagship Store
Find all the features of Williams-Sonoma Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia flagship store here. The Williams-Sonoma store is built to engage customers with the world’s first Williams-Sonoma Cooking School, cooking classes, and food tastings. Find details about the Williams-Sonoma flagship store in Sydney, Australia that opened in May, 2013 in this article.

The Retail Business is Show Business
Use theatrical tricks to stage a customer experience that gets rave reviews.

Interactive Window Shopping Creates International Buzz
Using "gesture" technology, one UK retailer started an international buzz when it created a cutting-edge interactive experience that stopped window shoppers in their tracks. Watch the technology in action on video!

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