April 15, 2015

Tracy Margolies has returned to Saks Fifth Avenue to leading the department store retailer’s merchandising efforts. 

April 14, 2015

Who hasn’t prematurely hit the send button on an email? However, when it happened to a JCPenney executive who disclosed first quarter same store sales to an analyst, it begs the larger question of why the pair were even having a conversation about sales with two weeks left in the quarter. 

April 14, 2015

Kohl’s is moving toward a $300 million threshold in its long-running Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program with the latest iteration of the program involving products from the author and illustrator team of Philip and Erin Stead. 

April 14, 2015

Leading department store retailer Nordstrom has developed a unique approach to community giving by returning 1% of gift card sales to local nonprofit groups.

April 13, 2015

Saks Off 5th is joining the likes of Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls and Old Navy as the newest tenant at a Southern California shopping center that serves by value conscious residents of a community synonymous with celebrity and glamour.

April 13, 2015

Sears Holdings will eventually need to sell more stuff to shoppers to remain viable as a retailer, but in the meantime the company has shown itself to be more adept at generating cash through complex real estate deals that unlock the value of an increasingly less productive store base. 

April 9, 2015

An early Easter helped Stein Mart post an impressive 7.9% boost in same store sales for the first quarter.

April 7, 2015

A big jump in digital sales and the integration of Saks Fifth Avenue helped Hudson’s Bay Co. post a larger increase in profit in the fourth quarter.

April 6, 2015

Century 21, the coveted off-price store beloved by fashionistas in the Northeast, has announced that it will be heading south for its next location.

April 3, 2015

The president of Saks Fifth Avenue has resigned after 15 months at the department store chain’s helm.

April 2, 2015

Belk Inc. has hired Goldman Sachs to explore its strategic options, including the possibility of a sale that could value the family owned department store chain at as much as $4 billion, Reuters reports.

April 1, 2015

Sears Holding Corp. is looking to raise more than $2.5 billion by selling its stores to a real estate investment trust. 

March 31, 2015

Kohl’s is betting big on the notion that its new focus on health and wellness will increase sales. 

March 30, 2015

John A. Bryant, chairman, president and CEO of Kellogg Co., has been elected to the Macy’s Inc. board of directors.

March 30, 2015

Sears has teamed up with organizers of a next-generation athletic event that involves slogging through mud to promote its best-selling Kenmore brand in stores, online and via social media. 

March 27, 2015

Belk blamed costs associated with strategic initiatives for its drop in profit in the fourth quarter. 

March 25, 2015

Belk’s efforts on community involvement received a boost in 2015, as the company reported that it donated more than $21.5 million to local communities last year. 

March 17, 2015

JCPenney has lost its chief marketing officer at a time when the company has been trying to rebuild its brand image.

March 12, 2015

Before Lululemon and many others started selling "athleisure" apparel, Juicy Couture started the trend in the 1990s. Now the brand and retailer plans a comeback. 

March 10, 2015

Faced with dwindling expansion opportunities for traditional department stores, Macy is looking to significantly grow standalone beauty stores following its recently completed acquisition of the 60 unit specialty beauty retailer Bluemercury.

March 10, 2015

Faced with dwindling expansion opportunities for traditional department stores, Macy is looking to significantly grow standalone beauty stores following its recently completed acquisition of the 60 unit specialty beauty retailer Bluemercury.

March 10, 2015

Neiman Marcus got a boost in the second quarter from its October purchase of mytheresa.com, a German luxury e-retailer.

March 10, 2015

Saks and nine top fashion footwear designers offered their stunning interpretations of Cinderella’s slipper to generate in-store excitement at Saks’ flagship store.

March 3, 2015

Stage Stores' approach to operating department stores in small to mid-sized towns enabled the company to grow holiday season sales and profits faster than some of its big city rivals.