August 28, 2015

As the initial results came in for this year’s back-to-school retail spending forecasts, the numbers were about where I thought they might be: down a couple of percentage points.

August 24, 2015

Facebook and Twitter don’t have the power to move mountains (not yet anyway), but one thing is certain: Retailers are not only listening to the conversations going on out there about their brands, but, increasingly and when it makes brand-sense, acting on them. 

August 17, 2015

For many, the concept of an outlet mall is associated with not only appealing deals on name-brand products, but also with driving long distances to get to the far-flung locations where outlets have traditionally been located.

August 17, 2015

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon.com, is reportedly blasting an article in the New York Times that accuses the retailer of having a ruthless and even abusive workplace culture.

August 10, 2015

Chick-fil-A is set to open its largest location to date in one of the nation’s busiest cities.

August 6, 2015

Trademark Property Co. announced its Waterside mixed-use development, located in Fort Worth, Texas, will be the first ground-up project developed as part of Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative.

August 5, 2015

A federal agency recently issued important guidance on a question some retail store executives may never have considered — how to handle restroom access for transgender employees.

August 5, 2015

Target Corp. has made its first major foray into beacon technology as the retailer continues to look for ways to enhance the in-store shopping experience with digital tools.

August 5, 2015

IBM has partnered with Tractor Supply Company to revamp and migrate the retailer’s online operation to provide Tractor Supply customers with an easier way to connect, browse and shop for goods and services online.

August 5, 2015

Kip Tindell, founder, chairman and CEO of The Container Store, will be inducted into the Retail Hall of Fame at the upcoming World Retail Congress, which will be held Sept. 8-10, in Rome, Italy.

August 4, 2015

In recent years, a very old practice has gotten some new attention: design is once again ascendant in the world of commercial development.

August 3, 2015

Newly launched Amazon rival Jet.com promises to deliver the lowest prices available online through a dynamic pricing system that constantly scans the Internet for the best possible deals.

August 3, 2015

Retail’s continuing transformation and complex landscape now centers on the convergence of digital and physical channels, otherwise known as “digical."

July 30, 2015

Whether you have sophisticated fraud prevention software or not, I recommend using these seven principles and processes to fight off e-commerce fraud.

July 27, 2015

Cart abandonment is a problem that continues to plague online retailers, but some answers may have been uncovered.

July 21, 2015

Alibaba.com is moving to put concerns about the reliability of its suppliers to rest.

July 20, 2015

The countdown is on for the latest competitor to Amazon.com to take off.

July 20, 2015

Pop star Taylor Swift has selected a Chinese e-commerce partner – and it isn’t Alibaba.

July 17, 2015

According to CNBC, Piper Jaffray Internet analyst Gene Munster says Amazon s considering a purchase of Jet.com, a subscription-based e-commerce site that is currently in beta and set to officially launch next week.

July 16, 2015

Batteries Plus Bulbs, a 650-store chain specializing in batteries, lightbulbs and personal electronics repair, has a fairly traditional offering of products and services. But that doesn’t stop the retailer from delivering a modern omnichannel customer experience.

July 15, 2015

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

July 14, 2015

Online beauty subscription retailer Birchbox is plunging deeper into brick-and-mortar retailing — and it is seeking customer input to help guide its decision.

July 13, 2015

As revitalized urban spaces continue to flourish in cities across the country, the concept of co-working spaces has gained considerable traction.

July 13, 2015

Customers on the run have a new option for purchasing shoes.