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December 17, 2014

The fall is always a busy time for new store openings, as retailers head into their biggest selling season of the year. Here's five retailers that are generating big buzz ... as is the bonus one at the end. 

December 17, 2014

The fall is always a busy time for new store openings, as retailers head into their biggest selling season of the year. Here's five retailers that are generating big buzz ... as is the bonus one at the end. 

December 17, 2014

A fresh round of unionization efforts appear to be in store for major retailers next spring after organized labor won a favorable ruling regarding how elections are conducted. 

December 16, 2014

Fast-growing payments startup Adyen has secured $250 million from investors who have valued the Amsterdam-based startup at $1.5 billion. 

December 15, 2014

E-commerce has changed the way consumers purchase products, but until very recently, the basic structure of the transaction and sale itself hadn’t evolved much.

December 15, 2014

E-commerce has changed the way consumers purchase products, but until very recently, the basic structure of the transaction and sale itself hadn’t evolved much.

December 12, 2014

Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) have become more common on companies’ senior leadership teams. They might be in even higher demand after the highly publicized data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and other companies in the past couple of years (see a timeline of data breaches in the past decade here). In fact, Neiman Marcus just hired its first CISO, Sarah Hendrickson. 

December 11, 2014

RadioShack CEO Joe Magnacca contends the company’s core strategies are working even though evidence of the success was hard to see between a steep third quarter loss and double digit same store sales decline.

December 10, 2014

Lands' End sales fell in its October quarter as its store base dwindled, though an improved merchandise assortment and a more-targeted promotional strategy helped drive a 26% increase in profits.

December 9, 2014

ECRM compared retail circular advertising in November 2013 vs. November 2014 and noted trends occurring across top retail chains.

December 9, 2014

The national level of customer satisfaction fell 0.7% in the third quarter of 2014 to 75.6 on a 100-point scale, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), pointing to weak spending growth for the fourth quarter.

December 8, 2014

Eastern Mountain Sports has enlisted JustEnough Software Corp., a leading provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, to improve its inventory capabilities for its brick-and-mortar as well as its Internet site. 

December 8, 2014

Eastern Mountain Sports has enlisted JustEnough Software Corp., a leading provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, to improve its inventory capabilities for its brick-and-mortar as well as its Internet site. 

December 8, 2014

Retailers looking to grow their physical store presence have an ally in Simon Property Group, as the retail real estate leader is poised to expand its portfolio of Premium Outlets properties by adding 6.4 million square feet and a total investment of $2.5 billion. 

December 5, 2014

Meijer is responding to a need from food pantries for nutrition education resources by publishing a cookbook that features recipes using ingredients frequently found in food pantries. 

December 4, 2014

Walgreens named former Sam’s Club head merchant Linda Filler to the role of president of retail products and chief merchandising officer.

December 4, 2014

Wawa will become the first national retailer in the convenience retail channel to offer Coca-Cola Freestyle soda fountains chain-wide. 

December 3, 2014

The dynamics of Thanksgiving weekend retail activity continue to evolve, but Cyber Monday still rules with sales that topped $2 billion for the first time ever this year.

December 3, 2014

The nation’s largest retail bookseller has dreamed up another innovative way to drive traffic to its stores.

December 3, 2014

Footwear is one of the hottest segments of retail these days and Boot Barn is ready to capitalize on the growing market.

December 2, 2014

In an effort to bolster its online presence, Loehmann’s has appointed a digital retail expert to join its advisory board. 

December 2, 2014

Shopping at the local mall may soon get a lot more interactive for consumers, if retail property owner Simon and eBay have their way. 

December 1, 2014

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

November 26, 2014

Nordstrom was the most engaged retail brand on Pinterest, followed by Amazon, according to Curalate, which collected more than 180,000 Pins and analyzed nearly five million interactions associated with the Top 100 brands from November 1st to November 21. 

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