February 4, 2015

The newly created position of chief member officer at Sam’s Club has been filled by veteran marketer Tracey Brown who has been given a wide range of member marketing, acquisition, engagement, retention and analytics responsibilities. 

February 3, 2015

Wage and hour issues are ever present in the retail industry. Retailers are under constant pressure to control expenses, the largest component of which is labor. In 2015, local, state and federal officials are poised to take actions that will likely increase the cost of labor for retailers. Retailers must remain alert for these coming changes and begin planning for their impact long before their effective dates.

February 3, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Marco Pagni, formerly group legal counsel and chief administrative officer of Alliance Boots, as EVP and global chief legal and administrative officer, effective immediately. 

February 2, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods is expanding the responsibilities of its CFO. 

January 23, 2015

Retailers factor in all kinds of variables when evaluating suppliers and a recent change at sauce and dressing manufacturer Litehouse gives sellers of food and consumables something new to think about.

January 18, 2015

Retailers at NRF’s Big Show are hearing a lot about “machine learning.” But what is it and how does it help retailers grow sales? 

January 12, 2015

Sam’s Club is taking its efforts to help and recognize small businesses to a new level with a $700,000 grant to SCORE.

January 10, 2015

The retail landscape is changing more rapidly now than at any point in history. As technology and customer demands evolve, retailers and their supply chains must be increasingly flexible and adaptable. 

January 8, 2015

Regional discounter Fred’s strong pharmacy sales weren’t enough to help the company avert a 1.4 percent same store sales decline for the month.

December 11, 2014

Kroger announced that Nora A. Aufreiter has been elected to the company's board of directors. 

December 5, 2014

Weakening demand for guns and ammunition contributed to a 6.2 percent decline in same store sales at outdoor retailer Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings.

December 1, 2014

Online sales are expected to reach $300 billion in 2014, $335 billion in 2015 and $512 billion by 2020. 

November 24, 2014

E-commerce firm BrandShop announced that Reuben Hendell has been named chief executive officer of the company. Hendell will also serve on BrandShop's board of directors.  

November 24, 2014

Walmart has appointed Tom Horton, former chairman and CEO of American Airlines, as the 16th member of its board of directors. Horton will also serve on the audit committee.  

November 20, 2014

The Children's Place has announced the appointment of Anurup Pruthi as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Dec. 1. 

November 17, 2014

If you think embracing omnichannel is tough, you’re not alone. According to the third annual Retail Insight industry benchmark report, 94% of retailers, suppliers and logistics firms surveyed haven’t executed a longterm omnichannel strategy, and 37% don’t even have one. 

November 14, 2014

Books-A-Million has appointed Ronald J. Domanico to serve as a member of the board and a member of the audit committee of the board.

November 14, 2014

Spanx, one of the hottest brands in retail, named finance executive Dan Glennon to the new role of COO and CFO to help drive growth at the leading shapewear brand.

November 5, 2014

Leading third party logistics provider Transplace acquired fellow 3PL Logistics Management Solutions in a deal that extends the company’s expertise to chemical and industrial manufacturing.

November 3, 2014

Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm has appointed Brian Ehrig partner in its Retail and Consumer Products Group.

October 24, 2014

The board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective November 1.

October 22, 2014

Citing “radically increased customer interest” in the emergency preparedness category, Overstock is boosting inventory and offering special incentives.

October 14, 2014

Leading cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty named veteran financial industry executive Michelle Collins to its board.

October 14, 2014

Price and promotion tracker Brand View has joined the Revionics’ Competitive Data Partner program to enhance the competitive intelligence available to retail clients.