May 1, 2015

Athleisure apparel continues to be a driver of growth for Columbia Sportswear Co., which posted record sales in its first quarter. 

January 22, 2015

There was a buzz at this year’s NRF Big Show surrounding Magic Mirrors, which have moved from the prototype stage to something everyone seems to be working on now. But are Magic Mirrors the wave of the fashion and retail future, or are they just another gimmick that won’t stick after the novelty wears off.

November 18, 2014

As companies increasingly turn to user-generated content (UGC) to promote their products, Rivet Works has announced its launch as the first content marketing software designed to boost active engagement between people and their favorite brands.

November 14, 2014

The online grocery channel, while a minor part of FMCG/CPG sales in the U.S. currently, is widely anticipated to be a primary driver of growth for the category in the coming years.

November 6, 2014

IBM is forecasting a record holiday season heavily influenced by digital sales.  IBM research based on digital analytics predicts a total online sales increase of more than 15% over a 5-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.  

October 22, 2014

Newgistics, a leading provider of end-to-end e-commerce solutions for top retailers and brands, today announced it has hired Trenton Brown as chief operating officer for Tacit Knowledge, a Newgistics Company.  As COO, Brown will be responsible for leading strategy and execution for the company’s e-commerce offering as well as managing all aspects of the business for the company’s five global offices.

October 22, 2014

The global leader in video and e-commerce retail announced the promotion of Mary Campbell to the position of Executive Vice President, US Commerce Platforms.

October 1, 2014

Was he or wasn’t he? Unfortunately for Walmart, a legitimate question about whether comedian Tracy Morgan and his entourage were wearing seatbelts the night their limousine was rear-ended by a Walmart truck has made a bad situation worse for the retailer.

August 27, 2014

Price cuts made to clear seasonal merchandise were a primary driver of Chico’s lower net income for the second quarter ended Aug. 2.

August 12, 2014

A new partnership with Hendrick Motorsports has 3M off to the races. The company has signed a three-year contract to become the primary sponsor of NASCASR driver Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 car, starting in 2015.

July 25, 2014

A heightened emphasis on e-commerce, store closures and operational efficiencies are among the strategic initiatives underway at Aaron’s where the operator of 2,100 stores is looking to restore growth of furniture, electronics, appliances and accessories.

July 15, 2014

Americans have never had greater access to amazing consumer electronics products thanks to eye-popping innovation that is translating to uneven growth and interesting implications for the holiday season, according to the latest sales projections from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

December 23, 2013

The creative minds from the world of auto racing have outdone themselves this time, offering an unconventional prize package courtesy of Great Clips and NASCAR’s most popular driver.

December 13, 2013

Black & Decker has unveiled four new cordless power tools and a variety of new combination kit solutions.

October 28, 2013

Macy’s is poised to have its best digital Christmas ever thanks to a major expansion of ship from store fulfillment capabilities that enable the company to provide an omnichannel experience.

July 25, 2013

Leading payments processor Vantiv cited strength in its E-commerce business as a key driver of a second quarter performance that saw revenues increase 11% to $519.4 million and profits on an adjusted basis increase 21.6% to $82.7 million, or 40 cents a share. Vantiv said its E-commerce business grew by 38% during the second quarter.

June 28, 2013

The MillerCoors company is giving away a 2013 Ford Fusion SE as part of an innovative Facebook campaign targeting NASCAR fans to promote responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.

May 1, 2013

The year appears to be off to a good start and CVS executives were optimistic Wednesday morning as the company pulled in a “strong” first quarter and narrowed its 2013 guidance to reflect higher-than-expected performance.

April 25, 2013

Dollar General will benefit a nonprofit outreach program focused on blood clots, the discount store chain said.

April 15, 2013

Former CDW executive Barbara Mousigian has been appointed VP of product for, an online resource for buying and selling new and used cars.

April 15, 2013

Kmart and Shop Your Way are teaming up with New York Times bestselling author Sandra Lee to support the Share Our Strength Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry campaign. The national fundraising initiative encourages people to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger in the United States.

April 5, 2013

Shopper activity increased last month with the Easter holiday and students on spring break.

February 6, 2013

Despite nearly half of shoppers using social media every day, less than one-fifth shop through them, according to a new study by PwC.

January 29, 2013

Walmart's U.K. chain, Asda, is optimizing its distribution operations by incorporating Isotrak vehicle-tracking, along with Paragon routing and scheduling software.