October 29, 2014

Net income soared 90% to $806 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 from $425 million in the same quarter a year earlier, as part of strong overall performance by Facebook Inc.

October 29, 2014

Nordstrom came out on top in a ranking of luxury retailers by the Luxury Institute. 

October 28, 2014

1-800-Flowers.com reported a net loss of $4.58 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, a slight improvement from the $4.64 million net loss reported in the same quarter a year earlier.

October 28, 2014

Alibaba Group is rebranding its Taobao Travel online travel business as an independent business and brand named “Alitrip.”

October 27, 2014

Some pundits are predicting the demise of brick and mortar altogether. But is this actually the case?

October 27, 2014

Some pundits are predicting the demise of brick and mortar altogether. But is this actually the case?

October 27, 2014

Responding to the Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa, the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) is launching a major campaign to help fight Ebola in Liberia.

October 27, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 (79%) retailers surveyed will set their standard shipping deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery to expire at least a week before the holiday, compared to 74% who said in the 2013 holiday season.

October 27, 2014

Nearly eight in 10 (79%) retailers surveyed will set their standard shipping deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery to expire at least a week before the holiday, compared to 74% who said in the 2013 holiday season.

October 22, 2014

Despite the impact of fast-moving competitors like Amazon and the power of today’s digitally savvy consumer, many retailers are still planning and managing their businesses based on traditional brick-and-mortar practices.

October 21, 2014

While mixed-use development is an aspirational goal for many communities and real estate professionals, the recipe for mixed-use success has been notoriously difficult to pin down.

October 21, 2014

In all the years I’ve been making holiday season retail forecasts, this is one of the first times I can remember where my own thoughts have been aligned with the consensus prediction from some of the big institutions and industry groups.

October 20, 2014

What do supermarkets have to gain from a price war? Judging from the battles that have been raging around the world of late, the answer is--nothing.

October 16, 2014

Total online Thanksgiving Day sales will top the $1 billion mark this year for the first time ever, increasing year-over at least 23.4%, with most purchases made after 6 p.m.

October 16, 2014

Shopko is expanding its omnichannel ship-to-store program, including the ability to buy products online and ship them to the store for free.

October 15, 2014

When most people are asked what the busiest holiday for retailers’ is they immediately cite the traditional holiday season. But most consumers don’t realize back-to-school shopping is the second biggest shopping season in the United States.

October 14, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9th iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

October 14, 2014

Sophisticated—and highly detailed—master plans are an increasingly important piece of the planning process.

October 14, 2014

Hidden in the onslaught of negative headlines about former retail heavyweights, like JC Penney and Sears, is a slew of less-publicized, good news from smaller—many formerly online-only—retailers that are not only weathering the storm but are thriving. 

October 11, 2014

Well, well, well. Amazon is opening a store.  Isn’t that nice!

October 7, 2014

For the average consumer, the holiday season probably seems far away. As we recover from back-to-school mayhem, holiday shopping lists are not likely to be top of mind.

October 6, 2014

Walmart is expanding its role in health care. The retail giant is teaming up with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to set up counters in its stores where shoppers can speak with licensed agents about available health insurance options.

October 2, 2014

Christopher & Banks announced the Oct. 6 grand opening of 37 stores that reflect the company’s updated retail strategy of bringing its plus-sized CJ Banks brand under the Christopher & Banks banner.

October 2, 2014

Drizly, a technology company powering beer, wine and liquor delivery for consumers across the U.S., has launched Drizly.com, its new e-commerce website.