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:

The New York Times:
Jewelry popular
“last minute” gift.

– Gift cards rise
in popularity
.

– Retailers relax
return restrictions.

– Amazon devises new
“bad gift” system.

– Marketers use Facebook to
provide gift suggestions.

– Many big brands “don’t
get Facebook.”

– Ways to avoid
IRS audit.

– Tips to get
marketing info for free.

– Most online retail traffic driven
by email.

– Top ten luxury
apps.

– Discounts draw online
luxury shoppers.

– Groupon “dominant group buying
site.”

– When it’s the right time to
sell your business.