August 12, 2015

REI has named its first-ever CIO. The outdoor specialty retailer company is also on the hunt for talented techies to join its ranks.

July 31, 2015

Foot Locker has named a digital head from Target Corp. to head up its technology efforts.

July 31, 2015

The importance of technology is highlighted in a promotion at Whole Foods Market.

July 15, 2015

A former chief information officer at Walmart is joining retail technology firm Newgistics.

July 8, 2015

Target Corp.’s Bullseye blog has posted a Q&A with the company’s new chief information officer, Mike McNamara. The British native arrived at Target in February 2015, after 15 years with Tesco PLC.

June 24, 2015

At the recent MIT CIO Symposium, Bryan Kirschner, director of the research/strategy organization Apigee Institute, and Jerry Wolfe, CEO and founder of food industry platform services provider Vivanda, participated in a panel discussion on consumer connectivity and engagement. Chain Store Age followed up with the two experts to ask a few more questions about engaging today’s connected customer.

June 18, 2015

The role of IT has shifted dramatically in retail in the past 10-15 years, from a simple automation tool to an enabler of competitive advantage and business transformation. At the same time, the role of the CFO in IT has shifted quite a bit as well, and some top finance executives may feel a little uncertain about their place in the new retail IT landscape.

June 5, 2015

Jim Scholefield, 53, will become CIO of Nike Inc., reporting to Eric Sprunk, COO, on June 29.

May 29, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance  announced Friday that Tim Theriault, the company's executive VP and global CIO, will step down for personal reasons, effective June 1.

May 22, 2015

I’ve been attending the annual CIO Symposium hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management for several years now, and always walk away with a fresh batch of thoughts from top business, IT and academic minds. Here are three of the most valuable insights I learned at the recent 2015 edition of the conference.

May 21, 2015

Staples Inc. sees as its biggest competitor, and is not shying away from the competition.

May 11, 2015

The ever-accelerating pace of change in retail puts pressure on everyone within the retail enterprise, but perhaps no one feels it more acutely than the CIO.

April 20, 2015

Steve Rempel, who spent 35 years in a variety of executive positions at Safeway, has been named Rite Aid’s senior VP and CIO.

March 24, 2015

Jack Clare, 44, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief information and strategy officer (CISO) of Dunkin’ Brands.

February 11, 2015

Belk Inc. has named Scott Kessler as CIO, effective immediately.

December 29, 2014

It’s no secret that neither the retail industry nor the technology industry has exactly achieved parity when it comes to granting women access to top-level decision-making positions.

November 20, 2014

Here is a look at the top issues facing retail CIOs today. 

November 19, 2014

Hudson’s Bay Company announced the appointment of Jon K. Nordeen to the position of CIO, effective November 2014.


November 18, 2014

Signet Jewelers Ltd. has named Daniel Shull as its first CIO effective Jan. 5, 2015. As CIO, Shull will be responsible for Signet's IT systems across its three divisions.

November 4, 2014

Modern retail is a global effort to provide consumers with the goods and services they need. Thanks to the charitable initiatives of RetailROI, that effort now includes such goods and services as clean water, schools and computers for children at risk around the world.

October 22, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly developing a new centralized approach to how it prioritizes and executes IT projects. 

September 3, 2014

Keith Sherwell, who served as CIO of Sears Holding Corp from March 2010 to June 2013, has been named CIO of the Office Depot international division, effective Sept. 15.

September 2, 2014

It’s no secret that the position of retail CIO is frequently in a state of flux. For a variety of reasons, retail CIOs will shift their career with a different company, meaning at some point most retail IT professionals will probably find themselves transitioning to a new top boss.

June 27, 2014

Schnuck Markets announced that Robert Hardester has been appointed the company's new CIO.