September 28, 2015

Worldpay U.S.’ Chester Ritchie offers advice to retailers about being prepared to accept payments in whatever form they may come. 

September 28, 2015

Lane Bryant has announced a partnership with the American Cancer Society that will see th two working to raise money for breast cancer research. 

September 25, 2015

Six months after opening a Skechers concept shop, Meijer is taking the next step in what appears to be a more ambitious rollout of the branded shop to additional footwear departments.

September 25, 2015

The Running Specialty Group is uniting its various store banners under one of its newest brands: JackRabbit.

September 25, 2015

Teen apparel retailer Hollister will remove the steps from its store entrances following a six-year court battle.

September 24, 2015

Executing merchandise optimization, or at least performing it so the end game is won, can be confusing and convoluted since “optimization” seeps into almost every retail activity.

September 23, 2015

Neiman Marcus reported modest sales and a reduced loss for fourth quarter as it eyes an initial public stock offering and a bright omnichannel future.

September 22, 2015

Walmart has returned to its acquisitive ways in Silicon Valley with the purchase of PunchTab, a four-year old company with talent and technology to help the retailer’s Sam’s Club division better personalize offers.

September 17, 2015 is offering home and office delivery in two hours or less on select items on its Canadian website.

September 16, 2015

The newly launched Android Pay mobile payment service from Google is gaining a supporter in the crucial area of processing.

September 16, 2015

New York-based coupon publisher News America Marketing, which produces billions of coupons annually in the U.S. and Canada, is making the printing of online coupons easier for consumers.

September 16, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is questioning whether to use a broader definition of the term “joint employer,” a move that could bring sweeping changes to the restaurant and retail/wholesale franchisor model.

September 15, 2015

Marketers and consumers are both discovering mobile apps in a big way.

September 14, 2015

Dollar General is giving major financial support to a cause that may appeal to many value-oriented shoppers.

September 14, 2015

At a time when the growing influence of millennials and the ongoing development, redevelopment and revitalization of urban communities continue to shape the commercial development landscape, the changes taking place in the hotel and multi-family sectors reflect many of those same demographic and development trends.

September 11, 2015

The marketing head of a major Internet company has heard the siren call of Hollywood.

September 2, 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 31, 2015

Maybe should have kept it more simple.

August 28, 2015

Some major retailers are participating in the 30th Retailing Summit conference hosted by The Texas A&M University’s Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School.

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, 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.