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. 

March 13, 2015

Hibbett Sports is on track to open at least 80 new stores in 2015 as strong holiday sales and early tax refunds gave the retailer a boost in the January quarter.

March 11, 2015

For both customers and merchants, the retail experience is going to transform dramatically over the next five to 10 years as the Internet of Things (IoT) moves from novelty to mainstream. With growth from 900 million units installed in 2009 to a predicted 26 billion by 2020, there are five ways the Internet of Things will drastically alter the retail industry.

March 11, 2015

Increased marketing costs failed to deliver fourth quarter same store sales growth at Express and also took a toll on the specialty retailer’s profitability.

March 6, 2015

Sea lions, submarines and enough space for 800 stores. That's what the owners of the Mall of America in Minnesota are proposing for the American Dream mall in the Miami suburbs, which could some day be America's biggest mall, according to the Miami Herald.

March 3, 2015

Stage Stores' approach to operating department stores in small to mid-sized towns enabled the company to grow holiday season sales and profits faster than some of its big city rivals. 

March 3, 2015

Online shoppers want multiple search options, a variety of payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, “free” is a driving factor to complete the sale, according to a new survey.

March 2, 2015

Ace Hardware is taking an omnichannel approach to paint promotions with a new “31 Days of Color” campaign.

February 26, 2015

Off-price department store operator Steinmart is looking to capitalize on favorable business trends this year with an aggressive expansion plan that will see the company add 11 new stores. 

February 26, 2015

Stronger traffic and an increase in the size of the average basket are among the reasons Ross Stores’ CFO cited for the company's robust fourth quarter performance. 

February 23, 2015

The Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, has warned shoppers at shopping centers to be vigilant after a terror group called for attacks at shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the United States, mentioning by name the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn. 

February 20, 2015

Best Buy is following the lead of Target and other retailers by partnering with a new app called Curbside at some of its stores. 

February 19, 2015

While Kmart has been closing many of its stores as it seeks to restructure the company, the retailer has quietly launched a pilot program to re-brand itself as K-Fresh. 

February 12, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores is giving a big boost to its Canadian operations even as Target shuts downs its failed Canadian venture.