December 5, 2014

It’s been a little while since the last report of a major retail data breach, but that period of tranquility is over. Bebe Stores Inc. has confirmed that a cyberattack “focused on and limited to” data from payment cards swiped in its U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands stores occured between Nov. 8-26, 2014. 

December 3, 2014

LL has appointed Naveen Jaggi as president of JLL Americas Retail Brokerage. Jaggi comes to JLL from CBRE, where he was a senior managing director of Retail Services.

October 7, 2014

Starmount has donated laptop computers to Retail ROI to help equip a computer lab at the Hogar de Niños Tía Tatiana School, an inner-city school in Herrera that’s located in an impoverished area in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

September 5, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company will launch two new store formats in fiscal 2015, include a smaller-format concept aimed at urban commuters and a more premium store concept — Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room — dedicated to the chain’s highbrow Reserve brand of coffees.

September 4, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Spencer Levy has been appointed Americas head of research.

August 14, 2014

Hip hotel brand Hotel Indigo has inked a deal to open a 120-room boutique property at mixed-use project Celebration Pointe, in Gainesville, Florida.

July 10, 2014

Michael Kors has named Mark Brashear to the newly created role of president of men’s. Brashear was most recently at Hugo Boss, where he held the position of CEO and chairman, Americas.

June 18, 2014

Visit Machu Picchu in Peru at The Mall at Short Hills this summer. In partnership with PromPeru: The Commission on the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism, The Mall at Short Hills will feature Peru-themed promotions from June 13 through July 10.

May 14, 2014

Bolivian drugstore chain FarmaCorp S.A., has entered into a five-year agreement for Revionics Price Optimization with Revionics Inc.

May 9, 2014

Buffalo Americas, a provider of external storage, network attached storage and networking solutions, is releasing the TeraStation 5200 Network Video Recorder (NVR) series with embedded support for Axis Camera Companion.

March 25, 2014

Clark’s Americas Inc., a division of the global shoe brand with more than 300 stores in the U.S., is deploying the Yottaa Engagement Cloud to optimize user engagement and business performance on its U.S. e-commerce site.

February 6, 2014

The Feb. 5 decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014 reportedly created a large volume of related discussion on social media.

February 3, 2014

On Jan. 30, 2014, PriceSmart, Inc. acquired approximately 147,000 usable sq. ft. of land in the city of Medellin, Colombia, and leased approximately 126,000 usable sq. ft. of land in the city of Bogota, Colombia, upon which the company plans to construct two new warehouse club stores.

January 29, 2014

CBRE Group has promoted Curt Grantham to president, global corporate services, Americas.

January 20, 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle has named Greg O’Brien chief executive officer, Americas.

January 10, 2014

Tiffany & Co. saw its worldwide net sales in the two months ended Dec. 31st rise 4% to $1.03 billion.

January 2, 2014

Omni-channel strategies are helping chain stores compete with pure-play e-commerce retailers, but it is also driving major changes in their e-commerce logistics models. In an omnichannel strategy, which seamlessly integrates sales channels such as the store, web and/or mobile, consumers can choose the most convenient way to order, receive and return their purchases.

November 5, 2013

Patagonia has selected 7thonline, a New York-based omni-channel merchandise and assortment management solution provider to help the retailer better match production supply with dynamic market demand to drive greater customer satisfaction and increased profitability.

November 4, 2013

Providing in-store customers with enhanced online “endless aisle” access to products can boost sales and customer service. But if the wait for endless aisle connectivity takes too long, its effectiveness is impacted.

October 24, 2013

Sephora announced that Calvin McDonald has been named president and CEO of Sephora Americas, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

October 21, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Osage Beach, Mo., on Nov. 1.

October 21, 2013

Sports Authority has debuted a new format at its first-ever store in Puerto Rico.

October 15, 2013

Former Wal-Mart executive Greg Sullivan has been appointed general manager of Crocs' Americas region, which includes all of North America, Central America and South America.

September 10, 2013

Honduras has welcomed Johnny Rockets to its first location in the country at City Mall Tegucigalpa.