October 14, 2014

Community shopping centers are evolving to become more than service providers to a neighborhood or trade area.  Designed and merchandised correctly, they are fostering a sense of community and building experience.

October 23, 2014

The red ink got worse at Amazon in its third quarter as the Internet giant reported a net loss of $437 million in the third quarter, worse than analysts expected, compared with a net loss of $41 million in the year-ago period.

October 23, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. swung to a profit in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 from a loss in the same quarter a year earlier.

October 23, 2014

Cabela’s Inc. missed Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Net income rose 8% to $53.8 million from $49.9 million, dampened by provisions for income taxes.

October 23, 2014

A tax valuation allowance related to its Canadian operations helped reduce net income at West Marine Inc. to $4.9 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2014, down 24% from $6.5 million in the same period the prior fiscal year.

October 23, 2014

Retail e-commerce in the US grew 16.5% in 2013 to reach $264.3 billion, and will increase another 15.7% in 2014 to reach $305.7 billion, or 6.5% of all U.S. retail sales, according to Emarketer.

October 23, 2014

Gap Inc. announced it has signed agreements to open Old Navy stores in six Middle Eastern countries with franchisees Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. and Azadea beginning spring 2015.

October 23, 2014

GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced its first financing for the Corner Bakery Café brand.

October 23, 2014

Five leading German retailers are partnering with U.S. shopping app Shopkick.

October 23, 2014

HSN is offering a range of special events and deals for the 2014 holiday season.

October 23, 2014

 Imports to the U.S. were down in September from August, but still there was a measurable year-over-year increase.

October 23, 2014

Polaroid Fotobar  will open seven “micro-retail” locations in select Westfield Malls throughout California.

October 23, 2014

Radio Shack is launching its new “R Promise” initiative to offer holiday shoppers services including price matching and new payment options.

October 23, 2014

Investor website Seeking Alpha reported on Thursday that Sears Holdings Corp. is closing more than 100 stores and laying off at least 5,457 employees.

October 23, 2014

Employers in the hospitality industry will pay the highest average wage for holiday employees at $11.80 per hour, followed by retail at $10.30, and food service at $9.40, according to a survey by Snagajob, which provides recruitment and hiring solutions to the hourly industry.

October 23, 2014

Ninety percent of consumers said they expect the customer experience to be consistent across channels and devices used to interact with brands this holiday shopping season, according to a global study by SDL.

October 23, 2014

Almost half (47%) of consumers will order gifts online this Christmas with less than a week until Dec. 25.

October 23, 2014
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. -- Taubman will offer a special "Frozen" attraction at 10 of its shopping centers across the country from Nov. 6-Dec. 24. The attraction comes a few days before  Disney releases its "Frozen Sing-Along Edition" DVD on Nov. 18.  
October 23, 2014

Sir Richard Broadbent, chairman of Tesco PLC, will step down in the wake of a 99% drop in net income for the first half of fiscal 2014.

October 22, 2014

In Russia alone, stolen payment card information is a $680 million-per-year industry, according to Moscow-based security company Group IB. With that much money to be made, it’s no wonder cyber-attacks are so common. 

October 22, 2014

CVS Health said that the CVS/pharmacy store in West Haven, Conn., has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.

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 22, 2014

Golfsmith International, the world's largest specialty golf retailer, has opened a 23,000-sq.ft. store in the just-opened Downtown Summerlin center, located outside of Las Vegas. 

October 22, 2014

Lumber Liquidators missed Wall Street estimates for both net income and sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.