April 22, 2015

Major retailers, trade groups and politicians sounded a euphoric and bi-partisan tone last week following the introduction of trade legislation with potentially huge implications for the retail industry and the U.S. economy. 

April 10, 2015

Shoppers looking for Swedish mustard or cheap bathroom rugs won’t have to ask themselves “Why isn’t there an Ikea in Las Vegas?” for very much longer. 

April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance reported quarterly earnings for the first time since the December merger of Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots and said it plans to close about 200 stores in the United States.

April 8, 2015

Japan’s largest eyewear brand is opening its first U.S. flagship store in California with a unique, gallery-like setting designed by San Francisco architecture firm Kwan Henmi.

April 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its 2015 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award to Kohl’s and Staples in recognition of the companies’ continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency initiatives.

April 6, 2015

The largest retailer of party supplies in the United States, Party City, has filed paperwork for an initial public offering of its shares.

March 24, 2015

A strengthened omnichannel fulfillment model helped slow the pace of sales declines at Toys “R” Us last year and now the retailer is looking to execute the next phases of transformation strategy to restore profitable growth.

March 19, 2015

Walmart vice president of U.S. manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio shared new details about a first-of-its-kind event planned for early July in Northwest Arkansas to advance the retailer’s $250 billion domestic sourcing agenda. 

March 17, 2015

PetSmart is hoping to lure more Martha Stewart fans to its stores with a new line of natural, Made-in-the-USA pet products. 

March 5, 2015

The deep freeze hitting much of the United States this winter helped Fred’s improve its same store sales from the prior year, with cold weather product departments performing well in February. 

March 2, 2015

Costco has a new credit card partner for its stores, and it’s a brand name that shoppers may already be very familiar with. 

February 27, 2015

The recently merged Albertsons and Safeway organization has appointed Justin Dye as chief administrative officer of the combined company.

February 26, 2015

The Center for Retailing Excellence just scored another coup with the addition of Walmart COO Judith McKenna to the agenda for an upcoming conference that already included Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. 

February 23, 2015

Almost 2-in-5 U.S. consumers who are walking the retail aisles with smartphone in hand are comparing prices, according to a GfK survey.

February 20, 2015

Omnichannel commerce is exposing organizations as "legacy channel impaired." The roles, responsibilities and skills retailers need to sustain success in this brave new commerce world have not kept pace. 

February 18, 2015

As America's obsession with craft beer shows no signs of losing steam, shoppers looking to fill their own growlers with upscale brews may not need to go farther than their local Albertsons supermarket.

February 17, 2015

Describing cyberspace as the new "wild, wild West," President Barack Obama on Friday said that while everyone expects the government to be the sheriff, the private sector must do more to stop cyberattacks. 

February 13, 2015

Rhonda Mauldin was selected from more than 1,100 Food Lion store managers for the retailer’s highest honor. 

February 5, 2015

The Emerging Trends in Retail conference will take place at a new data and time, but the big news is that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., president and CEO Doug McMillon will headline the annual event put on by the Center for Retailing Excellence.

February 4, 2015

Costco’s same store sales flat-lined in January, disappointing many analysts who had expected a 1.2% increase.

February 2, 2015

Target may not have been very successful in Canada, but the retailer has an altogether different strategy for the United States, where it will open 15 stores in 2015.

Target says it plans to open more small store formats than suburban big box stores this year.

The Minneapolis-based retailer will bring its smallest store, TargetExpress, which at 20,000 square feet is about a sixth of the size of its traditional big box stores, to two more metropolitan areas this year with one store slated for Chicago and two for the Washington, D.C., area.

January 27, 2015

An extra week of sales and accelerating food inflation helped Delhaize Group, the owner of Food Lion stores, post profits that beat analyst estimates.

January 21, 2015

It may not feel like it in many parts of the country, but spring, the busiest time of the year for home improvement stores, is just around the corner. And Lowe’s is wasting no time in getting ready.

January 20, 2015

Sportsman’s Warehouse will honor those serving in the U.S. military and public safety occupations with a special promotion.