April 16, 2015

Shares of Party City enjoyed a nice first-day pop on April 16 after the company completed its initial public stock offering.

April 15, 2015

Walmart’s share price will be under pressure in the coming years as a holding company created decades ago by the Walton family to control their ownership of the company prepares to unload as much as 6% of Walmart’s outstanding shares.

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 1, 2015

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

March 24, 2015

Off-price retailer Ross Stores feels so good about its sales performance and outlook that it has approved a 2-for-1 stock split scheduled for June.

March 19, 2015

Facebook has become the latest tech powerhouse to get into the payments game by adding a feature to its messenger app that lets users send money the same way they would a send text. 

March 18, 2015

Rite Aid has become one of the key retail partners in a first for the U.S. market: a coalition loyalty program called Plenti that includes the likes of American Express, AT&T, Direct Energy, Exxon/Mobil, Hulu, Macy's and Nationwide. 

March 13, 2015

Unusual trading activity in shares of RadioShack prompted the company to issue a public statement reminding speculators the company’s shares are soon likely to be worthless. 

March 11, 2015

GameStop is trying to make it even easier for customers to shop its stores and website by expanding its gift card exchange program. 

March 11, 2015

Sephora is looking to drive faster digital growth by leveraging a cloud-based prepaid commerce program.

March 9, 2015

PetSmart’s investors have officially approved a buyout of the company by a private equity firm, setting up a payout to stockholders of $83 per share.

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 18, 2015

Whole Foods is putting its motto -- whole foods, whole people, whole planet -- to the test with a new initiative to alleviate poverty through microcredit.

February 2, 2015

Stanley Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid reported modest but steady growth in the fourth quarter, results that position both companies on solid ground going forward.

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 27, 2015

Prepaid payment provider Blackhawk Network has created a new division dedicated to providing customized engagement, incentive and rebate programs for consumers, employees and sales channels.

January 22, 2015

Fans of Wawa may be excited to learn about the innovative new programs the convenience retail chain has rolled out. 

January 15, 2015

RadioShack Corp. is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as the beginning of February. 

December 16, 2014

Gift cards and clothing top the lists of holiday shoppers this year, according to a new Harris Poll conducted for Macy's.

December 16, 2014

Fast-growing payments startup Adyen has secured $250 million from investors who have valued the Amsterdam-based startup at $1.5 billion. 

December 11, 2014

Wet Seal may file for bankruptcy protection if it fails to immediately resolve its liquidity issues, the company said.

December 9, 2014

A nightmare scenarios unfolded at Conn’s this week when the company disclosed a huge third quarter loss, the departure of its CFO and withdrew guidance for the coming year amid disturbing delinquency trends in its credit card receivables portfolio.

December 9, 2014

The national level of customer satisfaction fell 0.7% in the third quarter of 2014 to 75.6 on a 100-point scale, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), pointing to weak spending growth for the fourth quarter.

December 5, 2014

Teen retailer Delia’s Inc. plans to liquidate operations and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection "in the very near term."