March 31, 2015

Books-A-Million continued to benefit from a spike in book sales and the popularity of Minecraft and Disney’s “Frozen” in the fourth quarter, as same store sales and profit increased. 

March 31, 2015

Ongoing problems with its credit-financing business led Conn's to post a large decrease in profits for the fourth quarter.

March 31, 2015

Dollar General is thinking digital this spring with a new way to appeal to coupon-clipping customers. 

March 31, 2015

The Next Big Thing in e-commerce is set to launch in late May according to Marc Lore, CEO of a new online Marketplace called Jet that blends aspects of the traditional warehouse club model with a new approach to dynamic pricing and fulfillment. 

March 31, 2015

A new deal between IBM and The Weather Company promises to give retailers and suppliers access to a new range of insights to drive all manner of demand forecasting, merchandising and replenishment decision-making.

March 31, 2015

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

March 31, 2015

PetSmart Inc. is looking to drive growth with six new executive appointments focused in the areas of customer experience, merchandise planning, strategy, initiatives, sourcing and real estate.

March 31, 2015

REI is looking to increase sales to its stores by joining the National Park Service on a campaign to lure more visitors to America's national parks.

March 31, 2015

Home Depot, which was hit by a widely publicized data breach in 2014, has reportedly hired its first chief information security officer, according to the Wall Street Journal.

March 31, 2015

Airline passengers mourning the loss of in-flight catalog SkyMall may soon find a familiar sight in their seat pockets.

March 31, 2015

Costco, Amazon.com and Apple rank highest in customer loyalty, according to this year’s Net Promoter Consumer Study. 

March 30, 2015

Ascena Retail Group has named Brian Lynch, a 35-year fashion and retail industry veteran, as president and CEO of its Justice stores

March 30, 2015

Best Buy has announced that it is shutting down its Future Shop stores in Canada, consolidating under the Best Buy name and spending $200 million on its e-commerce capabilities.

March 30, 2015

Christopher & Banks Corp. has named a former Macy's executive to its board of directors.

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

The North Face’s latest unique marketing campaign is inviting customers to the mountains for a workout without ever leaving the store.

March 30, 2015

Now that Amazon.com sells virtually any physical good one can think of, the retailer wants to be there when a customer needs to install or repair it.

March 30, 2015

For fast-growing retailer Ulta Beauty, having an omnichannel presence does not just mean selling products across multiple touch-points.

March 30, 2015

New data from two leading retail industry trade groups show that, once again, the demise of the nation’s malls is greatly exaggerated. 

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 30, 2015

Retailers have long known the value of collecting and using customer information for internal analytics and marketing. With advancements in technology, retailers now have access to more information than ever about their customer. But with the exciting potential for the use of this data, retailers need to be aware of the legal and reputational pitfalls that come with maintaining and using these treasure troves of data. 

March 27, 2015

Aldi's pace of growth is about to quicken now that it acquisition of Delhaize Group's Bottom Dollar Food store locations is complete.

March 27, 2015

Trendy teen retailer American Apparel reported a deep decline in fourth quarter revenue, as the company grapples with a social media scandal and losses stemming from an investigation of its former CEO.

March 27, 2015

Home Depot had it first, but now MakerBot is coming to an even wider mass-market arena as the 3D printer rolls out at more than 300 Sam's Club locations in the United States.