Emerging Product Trends in Asia that May Hit the West

When it comes to introducing new products to the market, count on the Asians to come up with unique consumer goods that can be turned into global products. In a recent report by Product Launch Analytics, new products are being introduced through innovative uses of certain ingredients and utilizing unconventional and counterintuitive flavors to catch consumers’ attention. Among these innovative products incl

Over 600,000 Jobs in UK Now Cater to Online Retail

Online businesses have been rising steadily in the United Kingdom and it does not come as a surprise that it meant more jobs needed to be filled. A survey conducted by IMRG and IMRWorld, more than 600,000 jobs in the UK have been created to support its estimated 150,000 online retail businesses. The presence of online businesses has contributed in generating wealth for the country’s economy, thus reducing t

Social Media Tools For E-commerce Success

There are always many people who either goes along with or against social media in terms of its impact on businesses. Some may consider Web 2.0 or the social media purely hyped up while others see it as essential in terms of e-commerce success. But there are certain tools in social media that can truly drive e-commerce in the direction that only smells of success. Here are some of them. Customer Reviews Reading o

Women Go Online For Shopping Advice

A new survey suggests that women first go online to check out online reviews of certain products and items for information before they go out and buy them. The said survey was conducted by iVillage and SheSpeaks, two online companies that put their focus on women. It suggests that online product reviews and recommendations may have a deep impact and a major influence on what women consumers buy. According to the

Study Shows International Markets Not Reserved For Big Players

A study made by order fulfillment provider Shipwire shows that the international market is not just merely dominated by e-commerce giants such as eBay and Amazon. It seems that small and medium businesses may also have a substantial portion to hold in the market abroad. According to Shipwire, international orders intended for small and medium sized merchants that do less than $100 million in yearly sales and use

U.S. Retail Industry Store Openings for 2010

Not only do these American retail companies attempt to expand their reach to distant shores, but also open up more stores within the United States. As you may know, the more active the money moves, the more bustling the economy will be. This is where the retail industry surely contribute in the country’s economic recovery. These companies are sorted in this list according to the number of stores they plan

Overseas Store Openings of American Retail Companies for 2010

Despite the economic recession, U.S. retail organizations continue their global expansion as they open new stores in different countries. These expansions, however, are not as aggressive compared to previous years, but at least they are enthusiastic and hopeful about it. Opening an international retail branch is no easy feat, as the organizations would have to wrestle through different levels of bureaucracy, red

Fortune Magazine Reveals Best Companies to Work for in 2010

Fortune magazine has evaluated workplaces and employee practice to come up with its list of 15 companies in the American Retail Industry. The complete list may not be provided for other people to see, but fans speculate that the criteria for judging include companies that have over 1,000 employees, in operation for at least seven years. Other employee benefits that may be included in to be part of the list inclu

Which Company Has the Best Health Care for Employees?

The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit organization that focuses on health care for the larger employers in the U.S., has awarded the 2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles to several large-scale employers. The Best Employer for Health Lifestyles is a set of lists that developed advance, creative, and comprehensive tool to improve employee health, productivity, and well-being. The award

Most Admired Retail Companies 2010

Fortune Magazine has long been making lists of companies who are either liked the most or the least in certain industries. And just recently, they have come up with another list of most admired companies for 2010. Here are some of the companies in the retail industry that were included in the list. Apple Apple has taken the top spot as this year’s most admired company overall. It is a distinction that is not