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Thursday April 17, 2014

Stories related to ‘retail’

Online Petitions Demand Retailers Close #Thanksgiving Day

Online Petitions Demand Retailers Close #Thanksgiving Day

As stores get a jump start on holiday shopping by opening on Thanksgiving, online petitions are trying to preserve the holiday. According to Urbandale Patch, a petition was created by a Target employee who complained that because the store is open on the holiday, employees have to work instead of [Full Story…]

Retailers Start Cyber Monday Before #Thanksgiving

Retailers Start Cyber Monday Before #Thanksgiving

As online sales gain traction, Black Friday's allure may diminish. According to Christian Post, online retailers are using Cyber Monday to compete with Black Friday sales. In order to keep up, stores such as Wal-Mart and Sears are opening Thursday night instead of early Friday morning. Troy Rice, [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

Brooklyn Clothing Startup Lowers Costs via Web

A Brooklyn-based clothing startup has decided to go against the grain and make its clothing at home, here in NY. The company, Outliers, is located in Williamsburg, and designs, manufactures and retails its own clothes, mostly for men. The co-founders, Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens met each other [Full Story…]

NY Startup ShopKeep Pushes Electronic Tablet Payments

NY Startup ShopKeep Pushes Electronic Tablet Payments

Retailers have slowly but surely begun to replace their old registers with iPads to process sales. ShopKeep, three and a half-year old NY-based startup, is hoping to continue to grow this trend. According to Xconomy, the company hopes to position its technology to offer lower costs for retailers. [Full Story…]

NYCEDC Announces Fashion Tech Competition

NYCEDC Announces Fashion Tech Competition

The NYCEDC has just announced that they will be collaborating with retailer STORY to host a pop-up store competition. According to BetaBeat, the project is called Project Pop-Up NYC, and its main target is retailers and tech-fashion startups. The competition will award three winners who will get [Full Story…]

Grand Central Retailers Reap Apple Store Benefits

Grand Central Retailers Reap Apple Store Benefits

MTA officials reported on Monday that the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal has boosted the sales of other stores in the station. According to AM New York, since the Apple store opened in December, other stores have seen an approximate 7.5% increase in profits. Nancy Marshall, the MTA director [Full Story…]

NYers Take a Look at Digital Small Business Loyalty Perks

NYers Take a Look at Digital Small Business Loyalty Perks

For customers sick of stuffing their wallets with 'buy ten get one free' cards, new tech startups have created a digital and more personalized version. Belly just entered NY and creates customized rewards for participating merchants. One example is an app version of the typical rewards card, where [Full Story…]

Film Journalist Buys Video Store in Brooklyn

Film Journalist Buys Video Store in Brooklyn

Freelance film journalist and curator Aaron Hillis took ownership of Video Free Brooklyn, a shop on Smith Street that has been a staple of the Carroll Gardens retail strip since 2002. Hillis, a loyal customer of Video Free Brooklyn, who was previously employed as a manager of a different [Full Story…]

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

For the older immigrant communities in NY, VHS tapes have not replaced DVDs. Store owners in Queens and Harlem hold on to these tapes in hopes of either selling the cassettes or renting them to those in the immigrant community still interested in this technology. According to The New York Times, [Full Story…]

Upping the Tech Ante At Macy’s NY

Upping the Tech Ante At Macy's NY

At a shareholders meeting in NY, Terry J. Lundgren, president, chairman and CEO of Macy's Inc., said that the company would be investing in more technologies aimed at “melding our stores, the Internet and mobile devices so we can surround our customers at every turn.” Among the most intriguing of [Full Story…]

Greenpeace Tries to “Black Out” 5th Avenue Apple Store

Greenpeace Tries to "Black Out" 5th Avenue Apple Store

Yesterday afternoon at Apple's flagship store on 5th avenue, customers might have noticed something different inside the iconic glass cube, which doubles at the entrance of the store. According to City Room, the ceiling of the cube became filled with black balloons released by Greenpeace protesters [Full Story…]

NY Tech Industry Revives Former “Ladies Mile” District

NY Tech Industry Revives Former "Ladies Mile" District

The once vibrant shopping destination spanning from 18th to 24th street between Park and Sixth in Manhattan, which once was home to department store giants such as Lord & Taylor, Arnold Constable and Bergdorf Goodman, has not been known as fashion destination for some time.  According to The [Full Story…]

NYers Line up at Fifth Avenue #Apple Story to Buy New #iPad

NYers Line up at Fifth Avenue #Apple Story to Buy New #iPad

This morning the new iPad went on sale at Apple stores around the world.  As with past Apple product releases, NYers lined up at Apple's stores located throughout the city, particularly the flagship 5th Avenue store, where fans have been lined up since Thursday to buy the new tablet.  The most [Full Story…]

NY’s “Best Of” List for Electronics Repair

NY's "Best Of" List for Electronics Repair

This week's "Best of NY" issue of New York magazine chose a number of retailers as the best places to get various electronics repaired: Digital cameras - Phototech: (110 E. 13th St @ Fourth Ave) iPhones/iPads - NYC iPod Doctor 877-886-3362  (no address as the good doctor makes house [Full Story…]

Online Retail Strategy: Macy’s vs. GIlt Groupe

Online Retail Strategy: Macy's vs. GIlt Groupe

Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan argues that bricks-and-mortar retail shops are severely threatened by Amazon and other online-only retailers, telling The Economist that he sees “no evidence that there are big opportunities for traditional retailers in online retail.” Retail sales in America are [Full Story…]