May 6, 2015

Former Apple and JCPenney executive Ron Johnson’s career has been marked by spectacular success and failure, which is why his new retail venture called Enjoy is of interest, even if it borrows heavily from a service Best Buy launched more than a decade ago.

May 1, 2015

The consumer electronics industry has reached a new milestone: It recycled 660 million pounds of used electronics products last year.

April 29, 2015

Best Buy is looking to expand its smartphone offerings for America's growing population of aging adults with a San Diego-based company called GreatCall.

 

April 10, 2015

A new chapter in the ongoing saga of RadioShack started on Friday with Sprint launching retail operations in 1,435 RadioShack stores.

April 8, 2015

Best Buy is strengthening its commitment to educating Canadian kids about technology with the launch of a Geek Squad Academy.

April 3, 2015

After trying to get RadioShack back on its feet for nearly two years, CEO Joe Magnacca is stepping down.

April 1, 2015

A plan to co-brand RadioShack stores with the Sprint logo will apparently save the chain from extinction, according to the Wall Street Journal.  

March 13, 2015

Consumer electronics retailer Tiger Direct has decided that brick-and-mortar is overrated. 

March 13, 2015

Consumer electronics retailer Tiger Direct has decided that brick-and-mortar is overrated. 

March 9, 2015

Pricing and launch details about the highly anticipated Apple Watch were released on Monday and calling the device a watch hardly makes sense. 

March 2, 2015

Samsung Electronics Co. has thrown another hat into the mobile payment ring with its recent smartphone launch.

March 2, 2015

Best Buy is partnering with Sprint on an exclusive unlimited data mobile plan that aims to shake up the wireless world.

February 27, 2015

GameStop is trying to boost the number of its stores by bidding on 163 leases from RadioShack Corp, according to Bloomberg. 

February 26, 2015

Sears Holdings continues to lose money –- lots of it –- and same store sales declined again during the holidays, but the severity of the company’s losses have diminished, which has Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert believing further improvement is coming as the company transforms to what he calls “a leading integrated membership-focused company.” 

February 23, 2015

Google is upping the ante in its competition with Apple by working with mobile carriers to install Google Wallet payment technology on every Android smartphone sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

February 20, 2015

RadioShack has received court approval for its plan to sell the leases to more than 1,100 stores that it will close by the end of February, according to Reuters. 

February 9, 2015

Every time a retailer files for bankruptcy I am reminded of a harshly appropriate comment Jay Leno made in a monologue years ago after an icon of American retailing succumbed to market forces. 

February 6, 2015

It's official: The long-struggling RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The 94-year-old retailer made its filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, listing assets of $1.2 billion and total debt of $1.3 billion.

January 30, 2015

After seeing Apple’s first quarter sales, it’s no wonder more retailers are adopting a mobile-first mindset. 

January 29, 2015

Sluggish traffic and weak performance in the consumer electronics segment led Hhgregg to post a drop in same store sales in the third quarter. 

January 21, 2015

The popularity of Disney’s Frozen license and a final surge of spending allowed most U.S. toy retailers to grow sales this past holiday season, according to new data from NPD.

January 15, 2015

Solid sales of televisions and mobile phones in stores and online drove better than expected top line growth at Best Buy during the holidays with details on profitability yet to come. 

January 15, 2015

RadioShack Corp. is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy as early as the beginning of February. 

January 14, 2015

Entering 2015, it is a good time for retailers to reflect on the changing state of digital advertising and how the most effective ads are increasingly shaped by smart optimization technologies.