June 22, 2015

Instacart, is giving some contract workers the opportunity to become part-time employees.

June 18, 2015

Imagine a world where access to any health information or services you needed was available at any time through your digital device. We are not there yet, but CVS Health is doing its best to create that world with its new Digital Innovation Lab located in Boston.

June 18, 2015

Brian Tilzer, senior VP and chief digital officer of CVS Health, sat down with Chain Store Age at the opening of the CVS Digital Innovation Lab in Boston to discuss the strategy behind the lab and CVS’ larger goals for transforming health care through digital technology.

June 9, 2015

Millennials as a generation are known for wanting instant gratification, and that desire extends to digital coupons.

May 27, 2015

The stereotype of the beleaguered customer service representative who can’t keep up may have some truth to it. A recent study from Glance Networks, a provider of visual engagement, found that 73% of customer service professionals have difficulty meeting their performance metric goals.

May 18, 2015

7-Eleven Inc. has as agreed to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops Inc.'s approximately 182 convenience stores in the greater Boston area and in New Hampshire.

May 18, 2015

7-Eleven Inc. has as agreed to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops Inc.'s approximately 182 convenience stores in the greater Boston area and in New Hampshire.

April 30, 2015

Our fastest-growing acquirers bought fewer square feet than in 2013. But the deals may be even better.Editor’s Note: The 26th annual Chain Store Age survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers surveyed retail square footage purchased during the 2014 calendar year.Retail real estate acquisitions slowed in 2014. The year’s five Fastest-Growing Acquirers purchased approximately 10 million fewer square feet than the top five bought in 2013.That may be a deceptive observation.

April 30, 2015

From international brands dropping anchor on U.S. shores and online players expanding in the physical space to familiar names with new formats and traditional start-ups, there is no lack of new concepts in the brick-and-mortar arena. Here’s a look at some with the biggest buzz.

TreeHouse

April 29, 2015

Regional grocery chain has opened its flagship Downtown Crossing Boston supermarket in the newly restored Burnham Building.

April 28, 2015

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

April 17, 2015

Boston Marathon RunBase has opened its doors, close to the finish line of the world-famous competition. The store offers an immersive retail experience that celebrates the race and offers premium Adidas footwear and seasonal and official marathon apparel and accessories.

April 10, 2015

AT&T has opened one of its largest stores yet, a 9,000-sq. ft. location on Boylston Street in Boston.

April 10, 2015

AT&T has opened one of its largest stores yet, a 9,000-sq. ft. location on Boylston Street in Boston.

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 2, 2015

Staples has signed onto “100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact,” an effort to end the gender-based wage gap and advance women in the workforce.

March 19, 2015

Lowe’s is looking to put smile on the face of residents who live in the 10 U.S. cities hardest hit by this past winter by giving the areas a makeover.

March 16, 2015

Omnichannel beer/wine/liquor delivery service Drizly is relaunching its mobile app, website and branding.

January 27, 2015

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing, is expanding into footwear manufacturing.

January 27, 2015

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing, is expanding into footwear manufacturing.

December 29, 2014

Ezra Dabah is no stranger to children’s wear. As the former chairman and CEO of The Children’s Place, he helped create a billion-dollar retail powerhouse. Dabah

December 1, 2014
Discount Tire has selected OneView Commerce to enhance the retailer’s “customer for life” brand experience in its more than 875 stores nationwide.
 
November 25, 2014

The country as a whole has weathered some difficult economic times in the past several years, with the Northeast among the hardest-hit regions. The Northeast retail real estate market felt the impact of both fewer shoppers as consumers moved to areas of the country with better job opportunities, and reductions in the size and frequency of shopping trips.

However, just as the economic prospects of the country have started improving of late, so too have the economic prospects of the Northeast started improving, with the regional real estate market benefiting.

November 24, 2014

With the recent announcement that it will build a new digital innovation lab in Boston, CVS Health has joined the ranks of retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores and Target Corp,  who have also launched similar facilities.