Mike Troy serves as editor of RetailingToday.com, Connecting Northwest Arkansas and Retailing Today’s other electronic products and periodic special reports. A career journalist and communicator, Mike has spent the past two decades involved in and covering all aspects of the retail industry. He’s interviewed thousands of retail executives and their supplier counterparts, spent time in all trade channels in the U.S. and overseas, conducted store tours and spoken to groups large and small about issues and trends affecting the retail industry. Mike’s experience, insight and candor lends a unique perspective to all of Retailing Today’s products.
He is a native of Iowa and received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and international studies from Iowa State University in 1984.
Mike can be reached at 813-627-6946 or mtroy@LF.com.
Articles by this author:
The Walmart shareholders meeting is next week and while the event is great for the retailer’s associates, suppliers looking for deeper insight into new priorities and key initiatives will be better served by attending a more content rich event the following week.
In what has become a familiar industry tale, the Belk department store chain’s investments in omnichannel drove first quarter sales growth but negatively affected profits.
The seminal digital event that occurred in the year 2007 was the introduction of the first iPhone, but there was another noteworthy development that year involving Walmart e-commerce.
Dollar General elevated COO Todd Vasos to the role of CEO, filling a position held by Rick Dreiling who is sticking to his original retirement timetable after losing out to Dollar Tree in the bidding for Family Dollar.