08/24/2015 - 10:06am

Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson spoke with the industry veteran about her new position and Charming Charlie’s plans for the future.

08/24/2015 - 10:05am

Retailers open spaces dedicated to the connected home.

08/24/2015 - 10:04am

Facebook and Twitter don’t have the power to move mountains (not yet anyway), but one thing is certain: Retailers are not only listening to the conversations going on out there about their brands, but, increasingly and when it makes brand-sense, acting on them. 

07/01/2015 - 1:01pm

Cavender’s, the Tyler, Texas-based retailer of specialty Western footwear and apparel, takes a no-nonsense approach to workforce management that would make the flintiest pioneer proud.

07/01/2015 - 10:36am

Most retailers are reducing their footprints, but not Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM). In fact, the retailer is doing just the opposite and has opened the nation’s largest home furnishings store.

07/01/2015 - 10:35am

Unexpected heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system repairs or breakdowns can result in unplanned store downtime or customer comfort issues for retail stores. With comfort such an important part of the customer experience, one that can impact sales, HVAC systems are indeed a critical component for retail stores.

07/01/2015 - 10:34am

It’s often said that companies must spend money to make money, and this is true of investments in energy efficiency. The key to securing resources for capital expenditures is using data to create a business case for the investment, which can identify anomalies or outliers in resource expenses across the chain.

06/30/2015 - 3:33pm

While the days of glamorous expatriate writers tramping across Europe are long gone, retailers are increasingly trying to recreate the atmosphere of seamless access to whatever your heart desires, via mobile devices and apps.

06/30/2015 - 1:37pm

Blue Apron. Dollar Shave Club. The RealReal. The Honest Company. All startups, all relative newcomers to the retail scene, and all generating big buzz and sale increases — enough to place them among the top 20 fastest-growing e-retailers in a recent survey.* They are all pure players (at least for now) and if you don’t see them as competition, think again.