The act of “showrooming,” or visiting stores to check out products and then ordering them online, has been a killer for big-box retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy. The problem has affected both ends of the retail spectrum; Williams-Sonoma recently announced its battle plan to combat it this year.Continue Reading

In China, sales of foreign fast food continue to slow. McDonald’s, despite a huge hiring push and nearly 250 new stores in China this year, has recently seen regional sales decrease. KFC is doing worse, with sales continuing to tank despite the brand weathering a hormone scandal a year agoContinue Reading

Gobal luxury brand conglomerates such as Kering, previously known as PPR, the parent company to brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and a slew of other high profile brands, are a double edged sword: They can gain profits from a diverse brand portfolio, yet they can see sales sinkContinue Reading

Amazon rolls out Kindle MatchBook program that bundles print books with discounted e-books. Dell is officially private. Twitter rolls out richer feed with videos, images. AT&T puts Halloween twist on “It’s not complicated” campaign with cute kids. Barnes & Noble turns out new, lighter Nook Simple Touch GlowLight. BlackBerry metContinue Reading