April 24, 2015

River Island is putting a new spin on fashion retailing at its store in Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre. The U.K. retailer’s space is based upon the concept of ‘The Event,’ and it’s meant to convey the essence of being at a fashion show or art exhibit, with all the flexibility and “wow” factors inherent in such happenings.

April 22, 2015

Thousands of associates from Kohl’s Department Stores are celebrating Earth Day by volunteering in their local communities during the company’s sixth annual National Go Green event today through the end of June.

April 22, 2015

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club division is launching new, high-value services for small-business owners as it looks to differentiate itself from Costco while fending off competition from well-capitalized online startup Jet.com.

April 17, 2015

Office Depot, Walmart, Target, Macy’s and CVS Health are among the top companies for women’s business endeavors, according to the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

April 16, 2015

Reduced stock awards and incentives resulted in a roughly 24% pay cut for Robert Niblock, president, chairman and CEO of Lowe’s Companies Inc., in 2014.

April 13, 2015

The Children's Place Inc. has rejected three board of directors nominees from shareholders Barington Capital Group L.P. and Macellum Advisors GP LLC.

April 9, 2015

Papa John’s is launching PayShare, a first-of-its-kind digital solution in the pizza industry that lets customers immediately split their pizza bill.

April 2, 2015

McDonald’s USA has decided to give employees a break, in the form of higher pay, paid time off and educational assistance. McDonald’s is raising starting wages at company-owned restaurants in the U.S. one dollar more than the locally-mandated minimum wage, as of July 1.

March 4, 2015

Consumers are opening up their pocketbooks for St. Patrick’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation’s St. Patrick’s Day Spending Survey.

February 27, 2015

Gap Inc. is looking to add a little pink magic to its product design — and is bringing back a company veteran to do it.

February 26, 2015

Pizza retailer Domino’s, which recently shortened its name from “Domino’s Pizza,” is reportedly turning to social media to promote the name change and also locate out-of-date signs.

February 23, 2015

Frederick’s of Hollywood is reportedly closing at least 31 of its 93 stores as part of a broader re-engineering effort.

February 11, 2015

Chico’s FAS Inc. may be the next big-name retailer to undergo an acquisition.

February 3, 2015

In its first acquisition in 10 years, Macy’s has signed an agreement to acquire luxury beauty products retailer Bluemercury for $210 million in cash.

February 3, 2015

Retailers should love the latest predictions for consumer spending on the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

January 27, 2015

Papa John’s International Inc. is taking its Super Bowl focus off trivial football inflation concerns and on something that matters – free pizza.

January 21, 2015

Ecova announced it has been selected Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide utility expense and data management services.

January 20, 2015

Chuck E. Cheese’s is running a dance-themed omnichannel promotion featuringYouTube stars Shaniah Jones and D’Squared Live. Kids can win free tickets by learning to “do the Chuck E.,” an original dance, at Chuck E. Cheese’s locations.

January 20, 2015

Roundy’s Inc. has selected Market6’s retailer/supplier collaboration software platform, Market6 Foundation, to deliver a new vendor collaboration portal for Roundy’s enterprise-wide merchandising team and consumer goods supplier community.

January 15, 2015

Bob’s Discount Furniture has leased a 751,966-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution building in Shorewood, Illinois, as it prepares to expand its growing retail furniture business into the Chicago area.

January 14, 2015

McDonald’s USA is turning to digital menu boards for improved merchandising at more than 14,000 stores.

January 13, 2015

That well-known business guru Rod Stewart once sang, “… every picture tells a story don't it.” We’re not sure about Rod’s pictures — or his grammar for that matter — but in today’s “omnichannel” retail world, every channel tells a story or, more correctly stated, every channel offers a different opportunity to tell the same story.

January 8, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. is reportedly considering the step of taking itself private.

December 30, 2014

DO embrace technology: It can show you what you need BEFORE you set your feet on the ground. Google Earth/Street view can give you a sense of the macro-features, but remember that these online technologies can be six to 12 months out of date.