Big Picture Monday: Retail Trends You Should Know About

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

– Retailers hoping gift cards will
boost sales.

– Ad with faces attract
shoppers.

– Using RFID to “wow”
customers.

– The “new luxury
shopper
.”

– New sales technique: “Slow
selling.”

– Starbucks will let people pay by
smartphone.

– “Interactive window
shopping
.”

– Ten new retail
technologies.

– Five budgeting ideas for
small business owners.

– What to do when
an employee quits.

– More debates on the pros and cons of
using Groupon.