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What’s a Brand Worth Once Your Business Has Failed?

There's a plan in place to save the beloved Pennsylvania soda company, A-Treat. It was once a local favorite but poor business decisions forced it off store shelves this year. Is there enough brand loyalty among consumers to save it?


7 Lessons You Can Learn From the Top 100 Retailers

STORES' Top 100 retailers list this year reveals that the traditional brick-and-mortar shop is enjoying a revival of sorts. And there is a lot a small business brick-and-mortar can learn from the top retailers in the country.


Need to Move Summer Stock? Follow Amazon Prime Day Model

It's like a Christmas in July sale for Amazon Prime members today. The online retailer is offering what they deem even better deals - and free two-day shipping, of course - to its Prime members today only.


Let’s Get Physical: Why Shoppers Still Love Real-World Stores

Don't think customers have completely abandoned physical stores for the opportunity to shop online. In fact, there are many studies suggesting it just isn't so. Consumers, including Millennials, continue to swarm to physical stores. But what does the future state of retail hold?


Sprint Announces Retail Agreement With Dixons Carphone

Long distance carrier Sprint is taking the next step toward transforming more of its business to retail. The company has announced a partnership with Dixons Car Group, partially responsibly for Best Buy's Best Buy Mobile expansion in recent years.

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Small Retailers Make Up Their Own Minds on Confederate Flag Debate

Amazon, WalMart and other big retailers have already made the decision to stop stocking the Confederate Flag and related merchandise following an apparently rate motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. But not all smaller retailers agree.


25 Places to Sell Handmade Crafts Online

Makers of handmade goods, rejoice! There seems to be no shortage of online marketplaces to both sell and market your products and business. Small Business Trends found 25 of the best sites out there now.


Here Come the Yuccies! Is Your Business Ready?

Hipsters are dead. Apparently, they have been for some time. From that cultural clique comes something different. They're being called "yuccies" and they're a mix of yuppies and hipsters. Targeting them as potential customers will be a challenge, though.