02/05/2016 - 10:30am

Kirkland's says weather kept shoppers away from stores in January, but the home furnishings retailer still reported a slight increase in same-store sales for the fourth quarter.

02/05/2016 - 10:23am

The Home Depot is planning (conservatively, it says) to be a $100 billion retailer in 2018 – growing by $13 billion, or the equivalent of 357 stores, without any major change of its footprint.

02/05/2016 - 10:07am

A first-of-it-kinds promotion involving Dick’s Sporting Goods and highlighting the capabilities of the UbeRush delivery service vows to have championship T-shirts in the hands of Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos fans less than two hours after the Super Bowl ends.

02/04/2016 - 5:07pm

Fabletics, the fashion athletic brand co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, is setting up shop in the nation’s largest shopping mall.

02/04/2016 - 4:10pm

Longtime Amazon executive Steve Kessel, whose team launched the first Kindle e-reader, is leading a retail store initiative at Amazon, ReCode.net reported. The report references two sources familiar with the plans, and states: “It’s not yet clear what those stores will sell or how they will be formatted, but the retail team’s mission is to reimagine what shopping in a physical store would be like if you merged the best of physical retail with the best of Amazon. “ [ReCode.net]

02/04/2016 - 3:54pm

For all their talk about the customer, most retailers have yet to evolve to a business model that is truly customer-centric.

02/04/2016 - 2:42pm

Macy’s is looking to leverage the popularity of the Lunar New Year through a variety of promotions in-store.

02/04/2016 - 2:35pm

It makes no sense for Amazon.com to open the type of physical bookstores it helped obliterate, not when the online giant already has the physical infrastructure in place to support a large scale rollout of another type of store in one of retail’s hottest sectors.

02/04/2016 - 1:59pm

GameStop Corp. has entered into a partnership that will expand the retailer from selling video games to video-game publishing, the Dallas Business Journal reported. “As we’ve said many times before, GameStop will continue to invest in new and exciting innovation and strategic opportunities that will grow our video game business and deliver better and better entertainment experiences for our customers,”  Mark Stanley, GameStop VP of strategic initiatives, said in the report. [Dallas Business Journal]