March 26, 2015

In a break from tradition, Walmart is hosting an investor meeting in New York on April 1 with the new team of top executives who are driving the latest round of changes at the retailer’s U.S. business. 

March 25, 2015

Some retailers have had a rough time being successful in Canada, but not Dollarama, where profits, sales and store counts are on the increase.

March 19, 2015

The Path to Purchase Institute this week bestowed Effie awards to top retailers and brand for their marketing effectiveness. 

March 19, 2015

Walmart vice president of U.S. manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio shared new details about a first-of-its-kind event planned for early July in Northwest Arkansas to advance the retailer’s $250 billion domestic sourcing agenda. 

March 16, 2015

The first quarter edition of Walmart Supplier News is now available for viewing.

March 12, 2015

Walmart Executive Vice President of Global Customer Insights and Analytics Cindy Davis has been confirmed as a featured speaker for IRI’s upcoming Summit.

March 11, 2015

The ripple effects of Walmart’s wage action have extended to Plano, Tex., where home décor retailer At Home has upped the minimum wage ante with a more generous pay plan for hourly workers. 

March 11, 2015

Shoppers interested in purchasing products from women-owned companies will find it easier to do so at Walmart with the introduction of a new logo and related promotional effort. 

March 6, 2015

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in February 2014 vs. February 2015 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

March 5, 2015

Walmart Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio is scheduled to provide an update on the retailer’s $250 billion domestic sourcing commitment at an event later this month.

March 3, 2015

Wasn’t Best Buy supposed to be out of business by now? Instead, the company has shown itself to be one of the retail industry’s most resilient operators, achieving growth in the face of intense competition and deteriorating demand for once hot product categories like tablets. 

February 26, 2015

The Center for Retailing Excellence just scored another coup with the addition of Walmart COO Judith McKenna to the agenda for an upcoming conference that already included Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. 

February 26, 2015

A week after announcing that it would boost wages for its employees, Walmart is stepping up again in a big way with a commitment to close the skills gap of entry level workers. 

February 25, 2015

Lowe’s grew same store sales 7.4% in the fourth quarter and surpassed the high bar Home Depot set the prior day in terms of profitability as well as store expansion. 

February 24, 2015

Home Depot posted a better-than-expected fourth quarter performance, but warned that a strong dollar could hurt its results for the year. 

February 20, 2015

In a move that could alter political debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced that it will raise the minimum wage of its employees to as much as $10 per hour by 2016. The decision has received mixed reaction.

February 19, 2015

Increased traffic and better than expected same store sales growth at U.S. stores were bright spots in the retailer’s fourth quarter earnings CEO Doug McMillon characterized as good despite a one cent increase in earnings per share. 

February 12, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores is giving a big boost to its Canadian operations even as Target shuts downs its failed Canadian venture. 

February 11, 2015

Procter & Gamble Co. has added the former CEO and chairman of Home Depot Inc. to its board of directors. 

February 10, 2015

The fact that Home Depot is hiring 80,000 associates for its busy spring season may not seem like a big deal, but the retailer is arming these employees with unprecedented retailing technology. 

February 10, 2015

Walmart is making good on its pledge to boost sourcing of U.S. products by introducing its latest Made in the USA merchandise: bicycles. 

January 29, 2015

Many U.S. retailers have difficulty being successful in the Great White North of Canada. Now that Target is exiting, can Walmart fill the gap? A new article suggests that it can, if Walmart works at it hard enough.

January 26, 2015

NJOY, an independent e-cigarette and vaping company, on Monday announced the appointment of Paul Sturman as its new CEO and president.

January 24, 2015

The fourth quarter edition of Walmart Supplier News is now available for viewing.