June 25, 2015

Asian-inspired grocery chain H Mart is partnering with Instacart to offer Boston area delivery to customers, in as little as one hour.

June 17, 2015

Petco is launching a new on-demand delivery service called PetcoNow, in partnership with Instacart.

June 8, 2015

Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, and Universal Parks & Resorts have announced their partnership to develop Hello Kitty interactive retail experience shops scheduled to open later this year at Universal Orlando Resort and in the future at Universal Studios Hollywood.

June 3, 2015

– HSN Inc. is partnering with the Card Services division of Alliance Data Systems Corp. (ADS) to provide private label credit card services for its Cornerstone business unit.

May 21, 2015

Manhattan Associates Inc. is entering a strategic alliance with Verifone that will offer retailers flexible and secure point of sale (POS) solutions as well as streamlined EMV migration.

May 21, 2015

Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) has opened the nation’s largest home furnishings store, in The Colony, Texas.  Featuring 560,000 sq., ft. of selling space, the two-level space also has an on-site warehouse, giving it a combined footage of more than 1.8 million sq. ft.

May 13, 2015

Video and text messaging app Tango is partnering with Wal-Mart and Alibaba to offer full e-commerce functionality inside the Tango app.

May 13, 2015

Through May 19, GameStop and Warner Bros. are using Google Maps to let customers hunt characters from the upcoming Warner Bros//CD PROJEKT RED video game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” in real-world locations.

May 13, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is partnering with the Alipay payment services subsidiary of Alibaba Holding Group to offer a new mobile payment option in some Chinese Wal-Mart locations.

May 12, 2015

While most retailers are shrinking their footprints, Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) is doing just the opposite, opening the nation’s largest home furnishings store.

May 6, 2015

IBM and Facebook on Wednesday announced they are teaming up to help retailers and other brands provide more personalization in their marketing efforts on the social network.

April 30, 2015

Major shopping center openings in 2014 beg the question, “Are we back on track?”Last year may be the first 365-day period since the Great Recession that there is enough new shopping center space to crow about.Chain Store Age’s annual development survey — spanning 26 years — reported pretty spotty new-build efforts from 2009 to 2013, but in 2014 some significant projects opened.

April 30, 2015

Sears Holding Corp. and Santa Monica, California-based shopping mall operator The Macerich Co. are forming a 50/50 joint venture that will purchase nine Sears stores located in Macerich malls for $150 million.

April 30, 2015

True Religion has expanded its partnership with Epicor to support omnichannel and digital innovation initiatives.

April 29, 2015

Now that the smoke has cleared from the initial release of the Apple Watch, retailers can take a more objective look at how this latest innovation in wearable technology might disrupt customer engagement and the overall customer experience. Here are three thoughts on how Apple Watch could shift the retail landscape.

April 28, 2015

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is partnering with NCR Corp. to offer mobile payment at all of its corporate restaurants.

April 28, 2015

After a successful pilot in Boston and San Francisco, Petco is expanding its partnership with Instacart.

April 24, 2015

Google Glass may not be dead, after all. According to the Wall Street Journal, global vertical eyewear retailer Luxottica Group is partnering with Google to release a new version of Google Glass in the near future.

April 13, 2015

In its latest move to capitalize on the value of its real estate and raise more cash, Sears Holdings Corp. has formed a joint venture with Simon Property Group whereby Simon will take ownership of 10 Sears stores in Simon malls and lease them back to Sears, who will continue operating Sears stores in the venture.

April 7, 2015

The Boston Marathon is getting its very own permanent store — and it will be located just steps from the finish line, on Boylston Street in Boston. The 2,000-sq.-ft. shop, dubbed Boston Marathon Run Base, is operated by athletic footwear giant Adidas and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, in partnership with Marathon Sports.

April 7, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Sears Holdings Corp. with a 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.

April 6, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award to Kohl’s Department Stores and Staples in recognition of the companies’ continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency initiatives.

April 2, 2015

Investment firm TowerBrook Capital Partners is acquiring women’s apparel retailer J. Jill, which operates some 250 stores nationwide.

April 1, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. continues to tap into its vast real estate portfolio to shore up its finances. In a move that was widely expected, the retailer on Wednesday said that it is forming a real estate investment trust.