June 28, 2016
Restructuring costs helped increase fourth quarter net loss at Barnes & Noble Education Inc. to $2.8 million from $300,000 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.
 
June 28, 2016
Newk’s Eatery is on the move.
 
June 28, 2016
Trader Joe’s is cleaning up its act — with regards to the environment.
 
June 28, 2016
Pinterest is making it easier for consumers to shop and buy on its site.
 
June 28, 2016
The recent vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union will have the biggest retail impact on companies that have high U.K. exposure, including U.S. off-price giant TJX Cos., MarketWatch reported.
 
June 28, 2016
The demise of the American mall is greatly exaggerated, held Sandler O’Neill analyst Alexander Goldfarb during a discussion of Brexit on CNBC
 
June 28, 2016

Wine Riot, an online resource and event creator for wine aficionados, is entering the brick-and-mortar space with some analytical assistance.

June 28, 2016
Although Amazon poses a major holiday sales threat, there are steps retailers can take to produce a merry season.
 
June 28, 2016
Paperless coupons are supposed to easy, and Walgreens is doing its best to make them that way.
 
June 28, 2016

For the third year in a row, Walmart hosted more than 450 entrepreneurs during the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call event held Tuesday, June 28 at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

June 28, 2016
Whole Foods Market, Inc. is teaming up with a well-known analytics provider to obtain a deeper understanding of its assortment and customer base.
 
June 28, 2016
Toms Shoes is expanding its fledgling store portfolio, and will open a location at Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, in time for holiday shoppers.
 
June 27, 2016
It’s been more than a year, but consumers still are not rushing to use Amazon Dash buttons.
 
June 27, 2016
Men’s apparel retailer Destination XL Group Inc. (DXL) is trying to make sure customers are satisfied at the very beginning of the fulfillment process.
 
June 27, 2016

In today’s omnichannel, high-stakes retail environment, how do retailers ensure they’re maximizing the value of older associates, training them on the latest techniques and information, and turning them into the powerhouse employees they can be?

June 27, 2016
Japanese specialty apparel retailer Uniqlo is expanding its U.S. presence into the Southeast, and is also expanding its relationship with Disney. 
 
June 27, 2016
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is publicly supporting a tax reform proposal released today by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.
 
June 27, 2016

So far, bidding on the 464 stores of bankrupt sporting goods retailer Sports Authority has been limited. 

June 27, 2016
Struggling Sears Holdings Corp. may be aiming its new line of connected home appliances and tools directly at rival department store chain J.C. Penney.
 
June 27, 2016
There are four main channels consumers use to initiate an online purchase, and each one results in a different experience.
 
June 27, 2016

Hispanic shoppers enjoy grocery shopping significantly more than the average U.S. consumer, in part, because they consider the experience a social endeavor, according to a new study from Acosta Sales & Marketing and Univision, “The Why? Behind the Buy U.S. Hispanic Shopper Study.”

June 27, 2016
Walmart Canada has appointed Lee Tappenden, COO, Walmart Canada to the position of president and CEO, Walmart Canada, effective Aug. 15.
 
June 27, 2016
Michael O’Hanlon, who has been an executive with Wayfair Inc. for a decade, is transitioning to a new role with the company.
 
June 24, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Wayfair Next innovation lab at Wayfair’s downtown Boston headquarters.