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.

10/26/2012 - 11:40am

As we continue to witness the battle of brick-and-mortar versus online shopping, it’s interesting to see Walmart’s latest ploy to “one-up” their online competition.