11/03/2011 - 4:15pm

The Kronos Retail Labor Index edged down to 3.8% in October 2011, following an upwardly revised 4.2% for September, which was the first reading above 4% since October 2008.

11/03/2011 - 11:25am

October’s unusual weather patterns — an unseasonably warm first half of the month and a snow storm on the last Saturday of the month — may have pushed some spending into November, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and service sales across all payment forms including cash and check.

11/03/2011 - 11:21am

Toys “R” Us has named the leadership team for its retail business operations in Southeast Asia and Greater China, following the recent announcement of its new joint venture agreement with Li & Fung Retailing.

11/03/2011 - 11:19am

OfficeMax announced that it has appointed Jim Barr as executive VP and chief digital officer, effective Nov. 14.

11/03/2011 - 10:38am

Consumer spending slowed in October, sending a note of caution as retailers head into the holiday season.

11/02/2011 - 5:22pm

United Healthcare on Wednesday opened its first comprehensive health-benefits store, in Flushing, N.Y.

11/02/2011 - 5:19pm

Apple will spend $900 million on its stores in fiscal 2012, up from $614 million this year, according to Tech Observer, which cited a new research note from UBS analyst Maynard Um.

11/02/2011 - 5:10pm

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, along with 125 business groups and employers nationwide, on Wednesday asked the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to include in their recommendations to the House and Senate a provision that would close the online sales tax loophole that is harming brick-and-mortar retail businesses and the communities they serve.

11/02/2011 - 5:06pm

ATM owner Cardtronics said Wednesday it has completed its acquisition of Access to Money, an operator of merchant-owned ATMs and provider of cash machines to two major multi-unit retailers.