Big Picture Monday: Retail Trends You Should Know About

Every week, JCK’s Big Picture Monday rounds up the most
interesting stories about trends in retailing:

Retailers “cautious” about
inventory.

Holiday deals coming
earlier.

“Most annoying practices” of
retailers.

Small businesses look into Twitter.
And Facebook
groups.
  

Fashion industry using “digital
tools.”

What you need to know about
“The Small Business Jobs Act.”

Walmart looks
into “Groupon model.”

How to protect your company if
supplier fails.

Mobile apps “for entrepreneurs.”

Michelle Obama has “staggering
impact” on fashion.

The cost of loyalty
programs.

Using Google insights to
gauge local brand interest.