06/24/2016 - 9:31am

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Wayfair Next innovation lab at Wayfair’s downtown Boston headquarters.

06/24/2016 - 9:19am

Retail group argues for  debit card swipe fee regulations.

06/23/2016 - 4:30pm

Ralph Lauren Corp. made headlines with its June 7th announcement that it planned to close 50 stores and lay off 1,000 employees as part of a restructuring in response to lower sales.  

06/23/2016 - 3:48pm

The National Retail Federation on Thursday pointed a dire outcome if the new overtime regulations are implemented as is.  

06/23/2016 - 3:13pm
Retail tenants are not only reporting a strong performance for  the year so far, but are also optimistic about the next six months.
That’s according to Levin Management’s annual mid-year Retail Sentiment Survey, in which two-thirds of retail tenants reported first-half sales to be at the same or higher levels than they were last year at this time.  Only half of retailers had the same to say in Levin’s 2015 mid-year survey. And 67%  of survey participants expect sales to continue at the same pace or improve through the remainder of the year.
06/23/2016 - 12:20pm

Chain Store Age recently visited Wayfair Next, the in-house innovation lab in the Boston headquarters of online home furnishings retailer Wayfair Inc. Steven Conine, co-founder of Wayfair and Mike Festa, director of Wayfair Next, discussed the lab’s mission and the importance of innovation in retail.

06/23/2016 - 12:05pm

Whole Foods Market continues its expansion in the Chicago market, opening a store in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. It’s the grocer’s 26th Chicagoland location.

06/23/2016 - 11:40am

Some things are easier said than done. And increasingly, that notion applies to closing stores.

06/23/2016 - 11:14am

Barnes & Noble is getting serious about restaurants.