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Retail Store of the Year

Retailing Today sister publication Chain Store Age recently announced the winners of its annual Retail Store of the Year contest. Check out which retailers are providing shoppers with the most innovative designs.

Guest Viewpoint

It’s time to get personal

By Bryan Meszaros, managing director and founder, OpenEye Global

The shopping habits of today’s consumers have changed; retailers must be able to provide the product information they want through one or more of the marketing channels they may frequent — and all of those communications must be consistent with the physical in-store experience....

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Walmart

Walmart’s not so solid second quarter

Walmart met low second quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and health care costs.

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Target

Brian Cornell named chairman and CEO at Target

Retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell was named chairman and CEO at Target to fill two of the three roles previously held by the company’s former top executive Gregg Steinhafel.

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Turning Supply Chain Pains into Gains for Suppliers and Retailers
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ECRM: Retail Circular Activity

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in July 2013 versus July 2014 and...

Weather Trends

Weather Trends: August 2014

WTI expects August 2014 temperatures to trend similar to last year for the U.S. as a whole. Much of the East will trend warmer than last year with the Southeast also trending warmer than normal. Summer clearance promotions will see the biggest returns . . .

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