September 25, 2015

We live in the age of the empowered consumer – with little patience and sky-high demands for personalized shopping experiences.

September 24, 2015

Executing merchandise optimization, or at least performing it so the end game is won, can be confusing and convoluted since “optimization” seeps into almost every retail activity.

September 23, 2015

REI has promoted Rachel Ligtenberg to VP of retail following a 25-year tenure with the company.

September 22, 2015

An innovative cause marketing initiative involving Nordstrom’s Treasure&Bond brand is being expanded to more merchandise categories, and non-profit beneficiaries couldn’t be happier.

September 14, 2015

With the seasonal merchandise season about to get into full swing, Lowe's has hired a marketing executive from Family Dollar to lead its seasonal product business.

September 8, 2015

American Girl is targeting tween girls and their parents via a new partnership with a bestselling author and pediatrician.

September 3, 2015

As the demand for differentiation grows among retailers and suppliers, Daymon Worldwide’s Omni Global Sourcing Solutions has opened a new showroom to allow customers access to in-demand seasonal and general merchandise imports.

August 26, 2015

Walmart plans to stop selling certain types of assault and sporting rifles, the company said on Wednesday.

August 14, 2015

Another high level defection from Target's merchandising ranks suggests CEO Brian Cornell's strategic vision for the retailer is not universally shared.

August 7, 2015

Petco is making several changes to its leadership team as the retailer focuses on key omnichannel initiatives.

June 30, 2015

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, has announced two significant organizational changes in the merchandising and marketing areas. 

June 26, 2015

Nielsen knows what makes brand marketing effective and now the company is applying its consumer communications expertise to the world of packaging.

June 25, 2015

The woman who put the “T” in Tarjay is stepping down from her role as chief merchandising officer and adding some uncertainty about the retailer’s direction under the leadership of chairman and CEO Brian Cornell. 

June 24, 2015

National food, beverage and household brands continue to lose their place in Americans’ shopping carts, according to a new survey.

June 19, 2015

Aeropostale is losing a key executive and handing over merchandising responsibilities to the company's CEO.

June 15, 2015

Lumber Liquidators former chief merchandising officer William Schlegel is the latest casualty of an ongoing management overhaul by company founder and Chairman Tom Sullivan that also claimed the jobs of the CEO and CFO. 

April 13, 2015

Former Safeway and Supervalu executive Anne Dament has been named senior vice president of merchandising at Target to lead what the company is calling the strategic repositioning of its food business.

April 2, 2015

Big Lots is giving consumers a new budget-friendly option when it comes to baby supplies.

March 11, 2015

Shoppers interested in purchasing products from women-owned companies will find it easier to do so at Walmart with the introduction of a new logo and related promotional effort. 

March 3, 2015

Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell unveiled a wide-ranging growth strategy that combines familiar concepts with dozens of new initiatives related to merchandising, digital, expense control, process improvement and a major shift in corporate culture designed to drive growth for the next five years.

February 27, 2015

E-commerce has shaken up the traditional model of selling solely to wholesalers and retailers. It’s also presented brands with new ways to engage with consumers and increase sales.

February 12, 2015

A few years ago, the Fitbit exploded onto the wearables market, and the idea that you could track your physical data throughout the day became the latest fad for health buffs. 

February 10, 2015

Walmart is making good on its pledge to boost sourcing of U.S. products by introducing its latest Made in the USA merchandise: bicycles. 

January 23, 2015

Vice presidents of merchandising at Fry’s Food Stores and Ralph’s and two other executives are the newest members of the board of the Western Association of Food Chains.