03/22/2013 - 12:44pm

The recent announcement that retail giant Walmart plans to open more than 100 of the brand’s Neighborhood Market stores in 2013, and as many as 500 Neighborhood Market locations over the next few years, has industry analysts and observers talking. They have my attention, as well.

03/06/2013 - 11:19am

I have to admit, the recent announcement of the merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax took me by surprise. It’s not as though it doesn’t make sense — it’s logical both logistically and financially — but, while there had been a few rumblings and rumors, this is a dramatic move that took place with relatively little forewarning.

02/19/2013 - 5:46pm

While I enjoy reading the annual sales predictions and yearly retail real estate outlook columns published each year, they often have a tendency to get bogged down in the details.

02/07/2013 - 10:34am

In case you missed it, one of America’s biggest and most iconic brands was in the news recently for something other than the latest sales figures: Wal-Mart announced an ambitious plan to hire approximately 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

01/23/2013 - 2:07pm
01/08/2013 - 1:45pm

With all of the pre-holiday buzz and widely optimistic sales projections, anything other than a blockbuster 2012 holiday shopping season was bound to be a letdown.

12/11/2012 - 12:36pm

By Jeff Green, president and CEO, Jeff Green Partners

11/21/2012 - 10:18am

Whatever your political views may be, it’s hard not to think about the impact of the recent presidential election on the consumer psyche, and ultimately our industry.

11/07/2012 - 12:43pm

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the media thinks is the “next big thing” in our industry.