April 24, 2015

Kay Jewelers has launched an innovative jewelry collection designed to drive traffic to its stores this Mother’s Day. 

April 24, 2015

Target and Sports Authority are getting into the folding bike business, one of the fastest-growing segments in the $6 billion U.S. bike market. 

April 23, 2015

Victoria's Secret has recruited a couple of Angels to help the retailer launch a new holiday for women: International Bombshells Day. 

April 21, 2015

Sam’s Club has strengthened the value proposition of its membership offering with a new range of high value services designed to differentiate it from Costco while fending off competition from well-capitalized online startup Jet.com. 

April 20, 2015

Moms who liked rocking out to Poison in the 1980s will love Overstock.com’s new promotion.

April 20, 2015

The North Face is celebrating Earth Day by expanding its Clothes the Loop omnichannel initiative, with the goal of recycling more than 100,000 pounds of apparel and footwear this year.

April 14, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans to spend $850 million over the next three years to add as many as 150 stores while growing total sales to as much as $9 billion with e-commerce contributing more than $1 billion. 

April 10, 2015

Build-A-Bear Workshop is rewriting the rules on stuffed animals with a new line of toys that are linked to a mobile app. 

April 9, 2015

ChannelAdvisor found that a hefty 36% of U.S. e-commerce sales last year came from marketplaces, up significantly from 22% in 2005. Yet despite the increasing significance of marketplaces in total e-commerce sales, retailers traditionally have approached these potential partners with caution.

April 8, 2015

Best Buy is strengthening its commitment to educating Canadian kids about technology with the launch of a Geek Squad Academy.

April 8, 2015

Japan’s largest eyewear brand is opening its first U.S. flagship store in California with a unique, gallery-like setting designed by San Francisco architecture firm Kwan Henmi.

April 7, 2015

Specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market and digital retailer Shutterfly are teaming up for an omnichannel Mother’s Day promotion any mom would love.

April 2, 2015

Ace Hardware has always been known for its “helpful hardware folks” motto, but now the company is taking its customer service knowledge global. 

April 2, 2015

Big Lots is giving consumers a new budget-friendly option when it comes to baby supplies.

April 1, 2015

Books-A-Million is trying to increase brand loyalty with two new omnichannel marketing campaigns celebrating customers. 

March 31, 2015

Dollar General is thinking digital this spring with a new way to appeal to coupon-clipping customers. 

March 31, 2015

Costco, Amazon.com and Apple rank highest in customer loyalty, according to this year’s Net Promoter Consumer Study. 

March 30, 2015

Best Buy has announced that it is shutting down its Future Shop stores in Canada, consolidating under the Best Buy name and spending $200 million on its e-commerce capabilities.

March 30, 2015

The North Face’s latest unique marketing campaign is inviting customers to the mountains for a workout without ever leaving the store.

March 30, 2015

Retailers have long known the value of collecting and using customer information for internal analytics and marketing. With advancements in technology, retailers now have access to more information than ever about their customer. But with the exciting potential for the use of this data, retailers need to be aware of the legal and reputational pitfalls that come with maintaining and using these treasure troves of data. 

March 26, 2015

The mall is certainly not dead in Puerto Rico, where Taubman Centers Inc. held the grand opening for the Mall of San Juan on Thursday.

March 25, 2015

Barnes & Noble is launching a Twitter giveaway to promote its famous in-store Storytimes. 

March 25, 2015

It’s the busiest time of year for the Home Depot and this cool time lapse video from store 116 in Woodstock, Ga., shows the considerable effort that goes into resetting the retailer’s indoor seasonal department. For more on the retailer's spring time efforts check out the following, http://builtfromscratch.homedepot.com/merchandising-spring

 

March 23, 2015

The rapid changes in the digital and mobile world are radically affecting consumer behavior, disrupting traditional means of retailer/consumer interaction and influencing buying behavior and payment options in an unprecendented way.