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.

November 17, 2014

Canadian casual dining chain Boston Pizza has selected the Paytronix Rewards platform as the foundation for its new Boston Pizza MyBP Program.

November 17, 2014

CVS Health will reportedly open a 15,000-sq.-ft. digital innovation lab in Boston during the upcoming winter.

November 17, 2014

CVS Health will reportedly open a 15,000-sq.-ft. digital innovation lab in Boston during the upcoming winter.

November 6, 2014

More than half (54%) of consumers who use mobile devices in stores to help with the shopping experience research and compare prices of different stores, and 41% research and compare features of different brands, according to a survey by Burst Media and Rhythm NewMedia.

November 5, 2014

Charter Realty & Development Corp. announced the acquisition of 60-70 Cross Street in Boston’s North End.

November 5, 2014

Charter Realty & Development Corp. announced the acquisition of 60-70 Cross Street in Boston’s North End.

October 31, 2014

Walmart.com asserted its basket price leadership position over both Amazon.com and a Walmart supercenter, according to Kantar Retail’s third annual Walmart versus Amazon pricing study.

October 29, 2014

RadioShack's Fix It Here same-day mobile repair service is now available in 31 stores in the Boston area. Fix It Here is available in more than 550 RadioShack stores in key markets across the nation, and RadioShack plans to rollout Fix It Here to 750 locations by the end of the year.

October 6, 2014

During a keynote at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Tim Theriault, senior VP/CIO of Walgreens, discussed his company’s ongoing efforts at IT innovation.

October 2, 2014

Drizly, a technology company powering beer, wine and liquor delivery for consumers across the U.S., has launched Drizly.com, its new e-commerce website.

September 8, 2014

Nearly all Americans (96%) are coupon users, according to the latest edition of the Shoppers Trend Report conducted in conjunction with The Omnibus Company.

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market moves into the fast-growing same-day grocery-delivery space with the news that it is partnering with one-hour grocery delivery startup Instacart to have Whole Foods products delivered to customers’ homes in as little as one hour.

August 27, 2014

When Blanklabel.com launched in 2009, it set out to redefine notions of custom-tailored menswear, long the purview of the luxury market, by offering bespoke garments at affordable department store prices.

The startup took things a step further by updating the custom concept with a very 21st century, crowdsourcing twist: It offered shoppers a hand in the design of the merchandise by allowing them to pick their own details — from the cut of a shirt to the lining of a collar.

August 8, 2014

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s founder, Dennis "Chip" Wilson, reached an agreement to sell half his stake in the women's yoga-wear company to Advent International of Boston for $845 million.

July 22, 2014

Location analytics technology provider Locately has appointed Kassandra Duane as senior VP, client services.

July 22, 2014

Food is a major driver of the American urban experience.

July 9, 2014

Boxman Studios, a leader in shipping container modification, have created a one-of-a-kind dining and retail venue from shipping containers to anchor Assembly Row, a new mixed-use development in Somerville, Massachusetts, which is just outside of Boston.

July 9, 2014

Boxman Studios, a leader in shipping container modification, have created a one-of-a-kind dining and retail venue from shipping containers to anchor Assembly Row, a new mixed-use development in Somerville, Massachusetts, which is just outside of Boston.

June 30, 2014

Specialty men’s apparel retailer Blank Label opens its second store in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood of Boston on June 30.

June 6, 2014

SAP AG plans to acquire SeeWhy, a Boston-based provider of cloud-based behavioral target marketing solutions. SAP intends the addition of SeeWhy to complement its Hybris commerce platform with one-to-one personalized marketing based on real-time customer behavior that converts customer interactions into sales.

May 8, 2014

Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources have, effective May 8, launched the total liquidation of Coldwater Creek brick-and-mortar stores and its website.