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  • Halloween 2014: Beware, the sugar-high won't last long

    It's the time of year for ghosts, goblins, witches and Disney princesses. It's the storm before the storm. A chance for retailers to test out promotions, gauge traffic, move inventory—all so that on November 1, they can make way for the "real" holiday.

Ron Johnson leads start-up focused on helping online shoppers

Ron Johnson, ex-retail chief of Apple and former CEO of JCPenney, will now head up a start-up company that aims to help consumers make choices when shopping online.

Amazon probed on financial goals after losses top $400M

Amazon reported yet another unprofitable quarter as net losses reached $437 million, up from $41 million in the same period 2013. The continuing losses, due in large part to acquiring and launching new products and services, have left investors wondering if the company is at all concerned about the financial bottom line.

Tonzof launches e-commerce 'super' market

Tonzof announced the launch of its Super Marketplace—an online e-commerce site with more than 500,000 items.

Mark Shale launches personal shopping, advice site

Mark Shale, a Chicago retailer that closed in 2012 after 83 years, announced the launch of a personal shopping and advice site.

Polaroid Fotobar opening 7 micro-stores

Polaroid Fotobar announced the opening of seven micro-retail locations in select Westfield Malls in California. The experimental retail concept will showcase the 300 sq. ft. stores that allow customers to turn digital photos into pieces of art.

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