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.

May 26, 2015

Reports of the death of brick-and-mortar stores have been greatly exaggerated. How else to explain the throngs of shoppers still crowding physical stores in the major shopping districts of the U.S.?

May 21, 2015

Dollars Tree’s first quarter sales were less than expected, it is divesting more of the acquired Family Dollar stores than expected and closing the merger is taking longer than expected. 

May 21, 2015

Kirkland’s Inc. says it is still on track to open as many as 40 new stores in 2015 after reporting solid financial results in its latest quarter.

May 21, 2015

Improved merchandising and e-commerce initiatives helped Shoe Carnival post first quarter gains in profits, earnings and sales.

May 21, 2015

Stein Mart is not only growing its footprint but the off-price retailer is also growing same store sales as well.

May 20, 2015

A month after being named America's favorite home improvement store, Ace Hardware reported record profit in the first quarter of 2015.

May 20, 2015

Kohl’s is testing the off-price waters by opening a store in Cherry Hill, N.J., in June called "Off Aisle by Kohl's," the company has confirmed.

May 13, 2015

Digital interactions are expected to influence 64 cents of every dollar spent in retail stores by the end of 2015, or $2.2 trillion, according to Deloitte.

May 13, 2015

The brick-and-mortar shopping experience is getting a social makeover at Tanger Factory Outlet Centers. 

May 8, 2015

When Target pulled out of Canada, it was widely speculated that Walmart would snap up some of Target's locations. But Walmart has decided to acquire only 13 stores, a deal worth $136 million.

May 7, 2015

Supply chain disruptions from the West Coast port labor dispute and tighter underwriting for its in-house consumer credit curbed same-store sales at Conn’s in the first quarter.

May 4, 2015

WinCo Foods LLC is marking its 100th store opening with a huge celebration in Texas on May 7.