February 5, 2016

The nation’s two leading mattress specialty firms are one.

February 5, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new era at long-suffering American Apparel.

February 5, 2016

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.

February 5, 2016

Amazon.com has been typically tight-lipped about the performance of its Handmade at Amazon online arts and crafts marketplace since its October 2015 launch. However, Amazon has shared some exclusive early results with TheStreet. Find out if Etsy needs to be worried. [TheStreet]

February 5, 2016

As we look at the white hot commercial real estate market, it’s clear that value-add and opportunistic investors are chasing deals in new asset classes and locations that are less than ideal.

February 5, 2016

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.

February 5, 2016

J.C. Penney is pursuing a possible sale and partial leaseback of its headquarters building in Plano, Texas, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce debt and manage expenses.

February 5, 2016

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.

February 5, 2016

Lululemon Athletica will open the first U.S. outpost of the brand’s design incubator “lab” format in downtown Manhattan, in March.

February 5, 2016

 Party City Holdco Inc. is looking to broaden its e-commerce reach.

February 5, 2016

It’s been quite common of late to hear retailers cite warm weather and intense competition as sources of sales weakness, but the prize for originality goes to PriceSmart after the warehouse club operator reported a January same-store sales decline.

February 5, 2016

Sports Authority is taking steps towards  filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg.

February 5, 2016

Retailers may find themselves banished to the Island of the Misfit Toys if they do not improve their handling of returned holiday purchases.

February 5, 2016

While rumors of Amazon launching a chain of physical bookstores seem to be exaggerated, there is no question that pure-play retailers are beginning to make inroads into the brick-and-mortar channel.

February 5, 2016

We often talk about how to avoid, deter and block bots. But much opportunity lies in figuring out how to distinguish between good and bad bots, and to understand how the distinctions change across applications and environments, especially within the retail industry.

February 4, 2016

Boot Barn reported double-digit profit and revenue growth in the third quarter helped by its recent acquisition of Sheplers.

February 4, 2016

Chain Store Age on Thursday announced the winners of its first annual Breakout Retailer Awards, which honors emerging retail/restaurant concepts that are innovative in their segment and show strong potential for growth.

February 4, 2016

Positive trends with its online business were not enough to help Kohl’s offset in-store weakness and intense competition, which pressured profits and caused a significant downward revision in guidance.

February 4, 2016

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.

February 4, 2016

Same-store sales at Costco were mostly flat in January across the globe, mirroring reports from other retailers reporting soft sales.

February 4, 2016

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

February 4, 2016

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]

February 4, 2016

The CEO of General Growth Properties caused a firestorm late Tuesday when he made a passing reference during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call that Amazon was planning to open 300 to 400 bookstores. On Wednesday, the mall giant issued a very short statement that poured water on the fire.

February 4, 2016

At Home has added four more locations to its growing store portfolio.