February 26, 2015

Sears Holdings continues to lose money –- lots of it –- and same store sales declined again during the holidays, but the severity of the company’s losses have diminished, which has Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert believing further improvement is coming as the company transforms to what he calls “a leading integrated membership-focused company.” 

February 26, 2015

The CEO of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. credits consumers’ increasingly strong “desire to eat healthier” with his company’s big sales surge in the fourth quarter. 

February 23, 2015

Google is upping the ante in its competition with Apple by working with mobile carriers to install Google Wallet payment technology on every Android smartphone sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

February 18, 2015

Luxury online retailer Gilt Groupe has been preparing for an IPO for a year now, but didn’t have enough cash. Now the retailer says it has raised another $50 million from venture backers. 

February 13, 2015

Williams-Sonoma is leveraging the brand equity of a renowned culinary competition, not to mention famed celebrity chef Thomas Keller, to attract more foodies to its stores.

February 11, 2015

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has inked a deal with a cloud management firm to improve operations and cost competitiveness.

 

February 4, 2015

The newly created position of chief member officer at Sam’s Club has been filled by veteran marketer Tracey Brown who has been given a wide range of member marketing, acquisition, engagement, retention and analytics responsibilities. 

February 2, 2015

Lands’ End, an apparel brand known for its casual style, may be looking to go in a more luxurious direction after announcing its new CEO. 

February 2, 2015

Lululemon Athletica Inc. will have to get along without the advice of its controversial founder, who announced he is stepping down from the company's board.

January 26, 2015

At a time when omnichannel retailing is more important than ever for retailers, Gap Inc. is shutting down one of its digital brands.

January 26, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has appointed George Fairweather, formerly group finance director of Alliance Boots, as executive vice president and global chief financial officer, effective Feb. 20.

January 23, 2015

In recent years, the Millennial generation surpassed baby boomers as the largest population of consumers in our country. One of the greatest challenges for retailers is identifying ways to keep brick and mortar locations relevant to the convenience-seeking and highly digital Millennial audience.

December 22, 2014

Little known food retailer Haggen Northwest Fresh will grow its store base more than 800% following a Federal Trade Commission mandate that Albertson’s and Safeway divest 168 stores. 

December 18, 2014

Macy’s “Believe” holiday campaign took an online turn this year, and customers enthusiastically responded. 

December 15, 2014

After weeks of exploring “strategic alternatives,” PetSmart has agreed to be acquired for about $8.7 billion by a consortium led by London-based BC Partners. 

December 11, 2014

The acquisition of Jos. A. Bank in June weighed heavily on Men’s Warehouse in the third quarter, as the company reported a profit decline of 82% due to expenses related to the integration of the rival clothier’s operations. 

December 11, 2014

Longtime Kroger executive and current chairman David Dillon is retiring Dec. 31 after 38 years with the company.

November 26, 2014

The ranks of smokers may be dwindling but there is one place where lighting up remains socially acceptable and one iconic brand is capitalizing on the situation. 

November 21, 2014

Alco Stores is offering retailers a cautionary holiday tale this Christmas as going-out-of-business sales have begun at the regional discounter’s 198 locations.

November 19, 2014

BJ's Wholesale Club has introduced a Mastercard program that ups the ante in the wholesale club credit card category. 

November 19, 2014

Zappos.com says it will celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend by donating 10 meals per order placed on Zappos.com in partnership with Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity. 

October 30, 2014

Specialty retailer Tile Shop announced a senior leadership transition involving long time CEO Robert Rucker and current COO Chris Homeister.

October 14, 2014

Costco has extended its product offering to shoppers in mainland China by establishing a storefront on the Tmall e-commerce platform operated by Alibaba Group.

October 13, 2014

Water conservation is big business for the nation’s largest home improvement retailer who earned accolades from the Environmental Protection Agency for selling nearly 13 million WaterSense devices.