May 1, 2015

REI will open a third distribution center, located in Goodyear, Arizona. The specialty outdoor retailers seeks to better support its stores and customers through faster product replenishment and delivery.

April 30, 2015

A look at brands and categories that are growingI read CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson’s recent “From the Editor’s Desk” column (page 8, March 2015 issue, Chain Store Age) with great interest. Her piece — “The store is back (even though it never left)” — touched on the topic of brick-and-mortar retail expansion and “the relevance of offline retail in an omnichannel world.”The article got me thinking in more detail about the retail expansion we are seeing in 2015. What brands are growing?

April 30, 2015

Restaurants and retail have fertile expansion ground in certain marketsWhile it’s true that technology, brick-and-mortar changes, and evolving consumer behavior are causing foundational shifts in the retail industry, a closer look at different U.S.

April 30, 2015

The Kroger Co. plans to build 11 new stores and remodel 22 existing stores in the Indianapolis area.

April 30, 2015

Canada represents a dynamic market for U.S. retailers looking for store expansion opportunities.

April 23, 2015

O’Reilly Automotive posted a strong first quarter, laying the foundation for continued growth in 2015.

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.

April 20, 2015

The launch of Target Corp.'s hotly awaited Lilly Pulitzer collection on Sunday caused a shopping frenzy, both in stores and online.

April 8, 2015

The Kroger Co. is reportedly planning to close and rebrand some stores operating under the Harris-Teeter banner in Tennessee.

April 8, 2015

Rite Aid Corp. beat Wall Street expectations with soaring profit in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

April 2, 2015

Rite Aid’s positive momentum continued in March, with the drugstore chain reporting a 4.3% increase in March overall same-store sales.

April 2, 2015

Target Canada announced that it will complete its inventory liquidation efforts and close the last of its 133 Canadian retail stores to the public on April 12.

March 30, 2015

Canada’s Future Shop will soon be a thing of the past. Best Buy announced it is consolidating its Future Shop division, and the chain’s namesake stores and Future Shop stores will all operate under the Best Buy nameplate. As part of the consolidation, 66 Future Shop stores will be closed, effective March 30. Also, 65 Future Shop locations will be shuttered for one week to transition to Best Buy.

March 27, 2015

Brian Lynch, a 35-year fashion and retail industry veteran, has been named president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s Justice brand, which is targeted at tween girls.

March 18, 2015

Target Corp. launched an enhanced return policy covering all of the retailer’s 32 owned and exclusive brands, which extends the return window to one year from the date of purchase.

March 17, 2015

The Kroger Co. has named Joe Grieshaber, who has served as president of the Dillons banner since 2010, as president of Kroger's Columbus division. Grieshaber replaces Bruce Macaulay, who is retiring after 42 years with Kroger.

March 13, 2015

The Buckle Inc. reported a slight year-over rise in net income as part of a generally successful fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Net income increased 1% to $60.13 million, from $59.3 million.

March 13, 2015

Kroger executive Kathleen “Katy” Barclay and former Coach executive Catherine “Kate” Buggeln have joined the board of directors of Five Below.

March 11, 2015

Target Corp. laid off 1,700 mostly headquarters employees on Tuesday and is eliminating 1,400 open positions.

March 10, 2015

According to a new survey from Piper Jaffray, a leading 12% of female consumers selected Kohl’s as their preferred clothing brand/store/website for spring 2015.

March 10, 2015

There has been a lot of discussion in the last several years about the strength of the grocery sector. I think it’s clear that a big reason behind that success has been the evolution of different formats and the explosive growth of a new generation of grocery concepts that represent a significant departure from the traditional grocery model.

March 10, 2015

For the first time in five years, Rite Aid on Tuesday celebrated a grand opening of a store built from the ground-up.

March 5, 2015

Benefits from its acquisition of the Harris-Teeter grocery chain, which The Kroger Co. acquired in January 2014, helped boost results at Kroger during fourth quarter 2014.

March 3, 2015

Target Corp. plans to cut “several thousand” jobs, mainly at headquarters, during the next two years and invest $1 billion in technology and supply chain in 2015 as part of an ambitious and wide-reaching plan to transform its business for a digital age. (Target expects to invest between $2 and $2.2 billion in total capital expenditures in 2015.)