March 23, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected a request by Wal-Mart Stores to prevent shareholders from voting on a proposal to elect an independent board chairman at the retailer’s annual meeting in June.

February 18, 2015

Customer satisfaction with retail is down for the first time in four years.

February 9, 2015

Today in the U.S., e-commerce businesses are “more equal” than their brick-and-mortar peers. The Internet remains a tax-free zone, and the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) remains shelved in the House of Representatives.

January 16, 2015

The Home Depot Inc. has named CEO and president Craig Menear as chairman, effective Feb. 2. He will succeed Frank Blake, who will retire as chairman.

January 12, 2015

The National Retail Federation announced that The Container Store chairman and CEO Kip Tindell has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors and chairman of its executive committee, succeeding Stephen I. Sadove, retired chairman and CEO of Saks, Inc.

December 11, 2014

David Dillon, who led Kroger's development of the company's successful Customer 1st Strategy, will retire as chairman of the board on Dec. 31 after 38 years of service. 

December 9, 2014

In an abrupt move, Michael Jefferies, the longtime and often controversial chief of Abercrombie & Fitch, has retired as CEO and stepped down from the company’s board, effective immediately.

November 13, 2014

With the signing of Capital One at 700 St. Nicholas Avenue, on the northeast corner of 145th Street, the Douglas Elliman Retail Group team of Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, Joseph Aquino, executive VP and Arthur Maglio have repositioned the retail profile of Hillview Towers. 

October 14, 2014

Quiksilver announced that Bob McKnight will retire as a senior executive of the company on Oct. 31, 2014.

September 11, 2014

The leasing team of Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive vice, along with Arthur Maglio, of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, has arranged a long-term lease for Moe's Sneaker Spot at 1890 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., on the southwest corner of 115th Street. It is the second Manhattan location for the rapidly expanding retailer, which presently operates a dozen stores throughout New York and New Jersey.

August 27, 2014

For the first time in eight decades of publishing, Chain Store Age has compiled a list of the nation’s top retail real estate brokers, ranking them based on number of retail transactions in 2013, dollar amount of those transactions and, just as importantly, reputation in the industry. From hundreds of nominations collected from retailers and brokerage houses earlier in the summer, we have selected 15 as our debut “power brokers” list.

August 8, 2014

Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive VP, along with Arthur Maglio of Douglas Elliman's Retail Group are bringing fashion designer Victor de Souza to a pop up boutique at 2312 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. as he prepares for his New York Fashion Week debut on Sept. 3.

July 17, 2014

Loblaw Cos. on Thursday announced a series of management changes, including the appointment of Galen Weston, executive chairman, as president, effective immediately.

July 7, 2014

The heat is on — in more ways than one. While Target’s search for a new chief executive has been much in the news, the discounter is not the only big retailer on the hunt for a chief executive.

June 27, 2014

Dollar General announced that CEO and chairman Rick Dreiling plans to retire as chief executive effective May 30, 2015, or when a successor is appointed.

June 19, 2014

Apparel retailer American Apparel Inc. has fired its controversial founder Dov Charney as chairman, effective immediately, and has moved to fire him as CEO and president.

June 6, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores named Greg Penner, 44, to the new role of vice chairman, a move that positions him to be a successor to chairman Rob Walton. Penner, 44, is Walton’s son-in-law and has served on the board since 2008. The appointment was announced Friday morning at the company's shareholders' meeting.

June 2, 2014

Burlington Stores announced that Thomas A. Kingsbury, the company’s CEO and president, has been unanimously elected as chairman of the board.

May 30, 2014

Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive VP of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, has leased a multi-level space at 45 East 58th Street in the Plaza District to Caruso, the exclusive Italian menswear label.

May 29, 2014

Skincare specialist Infinite Beauty has leased its first New York City location at 1031 Third Avenue and 61st Street, according to Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive VP of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, which represented both the landlord and tenant in the transaction.

May 13, 2014

JDA Software Group, a leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions, announced that CEO Hamish Brewer is leaving the company.

May 9, 2014

Ralph Lauren Corp. on Friday announced that Roger Farah, executive chairman, will retire at the end of May. He will remain on the company’s board until his terms expires in August.

May 7, 2014

Ross Stores has named chief merchandising officer and president Barbara Rentler as its next CEO, making her the 25th female chief executive to currently serve at a Fortune 500 company.

April 23, 2014

Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive VP of Douglas Elliman's Retail Group are bringing Philadelphia-based, international Society jeweler, Paul Morelli, to 895 Madison Avenue, at the intersection of 72nd Street.