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.

– Are big discounts coming
this holiday?

– How the Visa/Mastercard settlement may
impact you.

– Facebook users like
exclusive, limited time offers.

– How retailers are using Foursquare and other location
based services to
boost their business.

– This study
(PDF) looks at the effectiveness of Groupon for retailers.

– Retailers try to beat
Amazon’s shipping advantage.

– Walmart wants to
team with suppliers
for lower costs.

– More companies now customizing
more for local tastes.