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. 

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.