July 30, 2015

West Marine's renewed focus on omnichannel growth seems to be paying off as the specialty retailer reported a big spike in same store sales in the second quarter.

July 27, 2015

With last year's leftover school supplies stored in the closet and other supplies readily obtainable all year long, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping carts by August.

July 24, 2015

The pervasiveness of smartphones is making this back-to-school season the most technology-influenced ever, and a new study from Synchrony Financial provides fresh insight on the impact digital tools are having.

July 22, 2015

In a classic case of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” Neiman Marcus is deepening its relationship with an organization that could be viewed as a competitor.

July 15, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 15, 2015

After spending more on school supplies and electronics in 2014, parents this year will head into the back-to-school season evaluating what their children really need before spending on new items. 

July 15, 2015

Checkpoint Systems Inc. has created a new tool for retailers looking to decrease shrink and increase conversion rates.

July 7, 2015

Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.

July 7, 2015

The Container Store may have cleared the low bar it set for itself in the first quarter but reporting a loss and another quarter of negative same store sales can’t feel good.

 

July 6, 2015

New research from global marketer Epsilon sheds fresh insight on how to influence shoppers on an increasingly convoluted path to purchase. 

July 4, 2015

U.S. grocery shopping habits appear to be changing as consumers increasingly seek out the convenience of online ordering when it comes to food, according to a new study.

June 30, 2015

Looking for a piece of the growing off-price pie, Kohl's has officially opened its Off Aisle concept in New Jersey.

June 26, 2015

Talk about a perfect storm. As if the role of the CMO isn’t changing fast enough in all industries, the retail industry itself is undergoing major disruption and rapid transformation. As a result, retail CMOs certainly have their work cut out for themselves. 

June 24, 2015

Retailers are losing billions of dollars to shoplifting, employee/vendor theft and administrative error, according to the National Retail Federation.

June 24, 2015

Much of the retail industry’s annual costs in returns can be prevented, according to a new survey.

June 23, 2015

The National Retail Federation is recognizing the nation's top law enforcement officers with the organization's annual loss prevention awards.

June 18, 2015

Home Depot and Lowe’s have nothing on four Ace Hardware operators who were recipients of the retail cooperative’s annual “Coolest Hardware Stores’” awards. 

June 16, 2015

Simon Property Group is giving shoppers a reason to come to that mall that doesn’t involve shopping. 

June 12, 2015

Walmart’s saturation of Northwest Arkansas with its Neighborhood Market format continued this week with the opening of a new location on north Walton Boulevard just a few miles from the retailer’s headquarters.

June 11, 2015

E-commerce traffic increased 18% in the first quarter, according to the latest Shopping Index from Demandware.

June 10, 2015

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. is opening four new stores this month as the company moves forward with its plan to open as many as 750 stores by 2017.

June 8, 2015

American Signature is expanding an in-store tablet technology initiate running on the CloudTags platform after a pilot program yielded impressive results. 

June 4, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar increased sales in May, one month after joining forces with specialty pharmacy operator EntrustRx.

May 28, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported its first quarterly decline in same store sales since 2009, although profit at the club store did rise.