August 13, 2015

Kroger is partnering with Liberty Mutual on a new loyalty card program for shoppers, Loyalty360 reported Thursday. 

August 10, 2015

The rise of e-commerce has made life increasingly difficult for shopkeepers of every size and shape. The continuing shift to online shopping, and the failure of many retailers to adapt, has pushed many retail chains into bankruptcy. But for retailers in particular, Chapter 11 does not always mean a true reorganization, with inventory sell off, lease terminations and dividend payments to creditors.

August 7, 2015

A familiar face has returned to lead Dollar General’s merchandising organization following the departure of David D’Arezzo who leaves the 12,000 unit retailer after serving as chief merchandising officer for 20 months.

August 6, 2015

Things really aren't as bad as they seemed a few weeks ago for Costco, which just reported a sizable increase in same store sales for July.

August 5, 2015

Currency fluctuations and promotional costs led Etsy.com to report another lackluster quarter of financial results, as the retailer warned more trouble may lie ahead.

July 22, 2015

What’s wrong with America? Plenty, according to the National Retail Federation, which just slashed its full year retail sales forecast ahead of second quarter earnings announcements from major retailers next month.

July 13, 2015

Despite all the hype surrounding Apple Pay and other digital wallet solutions, so far consumer response to the digital wallet phenomenon has been one big shrug of the shoulders.

July 8, 2015

Albertsons completed its acquisition of Safeway earlier this year to create a $57.5 billion company that now plans to return to public ownership with a major stock offering with implications for trading partners and competitors.

July 2, 2015

A recently launched gifting Web site with a familiar sounding name promises to make it better to receive than give a gift. 

June 26, 2015

The Consumer Goods Forum has elected two new board members with broad packaged goods and retail experience.

June 24, 2015

A year after it first announced a major minimum wage hike in its U.S. stores, Ikea said Wednesday that it plans to implement another nationwide raise to its wage floor next year, bringing the average store's starting pay to nearly $12 per hour.

June 18, 2015

CVS Health is aiming to develop cutting-edge digital services and personalized capabilities that will revolutionize health care, and it's all starting with its new lab in Boston.

June 12, 2015

Liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Bloomberg financial columnist Barry Ritholz weighed in this week with points of view on Walmart’s recent investment in wages and other changes to improve worker satisfaction. 

May 26, 2015

Nordstrom is looking to increase its capital efficiency by selling its credit card portfolio to a Canadian bank.

May 20, 2015

Expenses related to a corporate restructuring led Etsy Inc. to report a huge loss in the first quarter.

May 18, 2015

A British charity has brought its highly successful fundraising event across the pond, with a lot of help from Walgreens.

May 12, 2015

The majority of retailers plan to use gamification to increase engagement with customers, according to a new survey.

May 11, 2015

Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. went on a buying spree at Zulily this month, but the Chinese Internet retailer wasn't buying baby shoes.

May 5, 2015

Sam’s Club is celebrating National Small Business Week in a very big way. 

May 4, 2015

Macy’s and Rite Aid are joining the other major retailers and companies that have partnered with Plenti, the first U.S.-based loyalty coalition that allows shoppers to earn rewards points through a variety of purchases, from paying a phone bill to filling up at the pump.

May 4, 2015

Only 53% of executives believe the EMV chip and pin will protect against a data breach, despite claims that it is more secure, according to a new study.

April 28, 2015

Sam’s Club’s MasterCard 5-3-1 Cash Back program, which has created keen customer engagement and memorable customer experiences since it launched less than a year ago, has won more awards. 

April 27, 2015

Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch and apparel for mom.

April 24, 2015

The old expression, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” was taken to heart at Whole Foods where a recent fundraising campaign will provide loans to help people improve their lot in life.