April 29, 2015

Smart & Final Stores Inc. credited strong merchandising and marketing initiatives with the retailer's impressive jump in same store sales for the first quarter.

 

April 27, 2015

Gas, beer and cigarettes still dominate convenience store sales, but fresh items are making some surprising inroads. 

April 27, 2015

Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch and apparel for mom.

April 21, 2015

The Tile Shop had good results for its first fiscal quarter of 2015, with double-digit sales growth and steady progress in other key areas. But with the housing market rebounding, one may wonder why sales weren't even stronger.

April 17, 2015

Merchandising and marketing concepts such as shoppable videos, digitized stores and social campaigns on Instagram and Twitter were alien ideas to retailers just a few years ago. Not anymore, according to Tom Ebling, CEO of cloud-based e-commerce solutions provider Demandware, who has a unique perspective on what it means to be a “connected brand.”

 

April 9, 2015

After reporting standout results for the holiday quarter, Costco had a drop in same store sales in March that the retailer blamed on the earlier-than-normal Easter holiday. 

April 8, 2015

ShopperTrak is teaming up with a shopping app called Shopkick to enhance the value proposition retailers offer to their customers in-store. 

April 6, 2015

Atlas Technology Group, one of the fastest growing retail technology solution providers in the consumer goods industry, has named a new president.

April 3, 2015

Midwestern grocery chain Cub Foods is introducing special needs shopping carts that combine the functionality of a wheelchair with a traditional cart. 

April 2, 2015

Meijer has announced that it will invest nearly $50 million to remodel and expand four supercenters in Ohio, bucking a trend set by Walmart and other retailers of focusing on smaller stores.  

April 1, 2015

Retailers are mostly meeting the needs of today’s omnichannel customer, but there’s still room for improvement, according to a new study. 

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 25, 2015

Destination XL Group Inc. reached a new level of performance in the fourth quarter with a whopping 16.4% same store sales increase.

March 25, 2015

Yet another study has documented retailers’ inability to keep pace with shoppers’ heightened expectations for a seamless experience driven by all manner of technological advancements.

March 25, 2015

Retailers must move quickly to improve their ability to deliver a “seamless retail” experience to customers, according to new research by Accenture released Wednesday.

March 25, 2015

Weis Markets sees a bright future for online grocery shopping and store pickup. The retailer has expanded the service once again, this time to its West Lawn, Pa., store, marking the 26th location where the retailer has made the service available.

March 23, 2015

Digital-first doesn’t mean digital-only. At least not anymore. Some brands have already embraced that lesson in a bold way, and many others are taking notice. 

March 23, 2015

Most Americans plan to stock up on food and clothing for the Easter holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. 

March 19, 2015

Marketing and a strong assortment helped teen retailer Tilly’s report an increase in profits and same store sales in the fourth quarter. 

March 19, 2015

Digital commerce continued its meteoric rise in the fourth quarter, according to the Shopping Index by Demandware.

March 18, 2015

Shoe Carnival credited “favorable weather” with its impressive spike in same store sale in the fourth quarter.

March 17, 2015

Buoyed by impressive fourth quarter sales, Burlington Stores Inc. is accelerating its expansion strategy, with plans to open 25 new stores in 2015 and a long-term goal of 1,000 stores coast-to-coast.

March 17, 2015

Retail CFOs expect U.S. consumers’ feverish appetite for online buying to continue its strong upward trajectory in 2015.

March 13, 2015

Express is going full-steam ahead with its outlet-store strategy, with plans to open 30-plus stores in 2015.