May 22, 2015

Aeropostale Inc. managed to shrink its net loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, even as sales declined. 

May 22, 2015

Ann Inc. beat Wall Street expectations with strong profit growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, but revenue growth fell short of the Street’s outlook. 

May 22, 2015

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce teamed up with Braintree and PayPal to offer an end-to-end ecommerce solution that makes it easier to launch and grow an online store. 

May 22, 2015

Foot Locker Inc. reported a better-than-expected 14% increase in profit in its first quarter amid continuing sales growth.

May 22, 2015

It was a mixed first quarter for The Fresh Market Inc. as the grocery retailer met Wall Street expectations for profit but fell short on sales.

May 22, 2015

Gap Inc. posted an 8% decline in its first-quarter profit amid currency fluctuations, merchandise delays from the West Coast ports slowdown, and sluggish sales at its namesake and Banana Republic stores.

May 22, 2015

Gordman’s Stores Inc. swung to net income of $400,000 in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net loss of $700,000 in the same period the prior year.

May 22, 2015

Hibbett Sports Inc. cane up short of Wall Street expectations for earnings and revenues in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. 

May 22, 2015

Krispy Kreme has signed development agreements to open 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Arkansas, Montana, Illinois and Kentucky in the next several years. 

May 22, 2015

Online marketplace LivingSocial appointed Atul Kavthekar as CFO. He will join the company in June, and will report to president and CEO Gautam Thakar.

May 22, 2015

The proposed $19 million deal between Target Corp. and MasterCard stemming from the retailer's 2013 data breach has fallen apart after it failed to get the support of 90% of the banks affected by the breach

May 22, 2015

Increases in selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses and interest expenses helped increase net loss at New York & Co. to $4.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from $300,000 the same period a year earlier. 

May 22, 2015

Ross Stores Inc. topped Wall Street expectations with net earnings of $282 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, up 15% from $244 million in the year-ago period.

May 22, 2015

Real estate investment trusts (REITs), which represent a sizable share of retail real estate activity, are worried about possible increases in interest rates.

May 22, 2015

I’ve been attending the annual CIO Symposium hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management for several years now, and always walk away with a fresh batch of thoughts from top business, IT and academic minds. Here are three of the most valuable insights I learned at the recent 2015 edition of the conference.

May 21, 2015

Auburn University's new RFID Lab held its grand opening May 21, during which Amazon.com announced a joint project with the university to explore the business case for the implementation of RFID within the Amazon supply chain.

May 21, 2015

Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service.

May 21, 2015

Merchandise misfires are the bane of specialty apparel retailers. Most recently, Anthropologie, a division of Urban Outfitters, missed big time with its spring collection of cocktail dresses and maxis, which customers apparently found too pricey and/or not to their liking.

May 21, 2015

Ashley Furniture Industries announced that it is establishing, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ashcomm LLC, its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City.

May 21, 2015

Bareburger has signed up to use Buxton's Scout platform to identify the best market opportunities for growth in the U.S. and Canada.

May 21, 2015

Domestic demand for large-screen TVs and mobile phones helped Best Buy Co Inc. beat Wall Street projections for profits and sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Net earnings fell 72% to $129 million from $461 million a year earlier, largely due to corporate restructuring charges.

May 21, 2015

Net loss at The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. widened to $34.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, from $31.5 million in the same quarter the prior year.

May 21, 2015

Chico’s FAS announced that CEO and president David F. Dyer intends to retire in spring 2016, at the end of the company’s fiscal year.

May 21, 2015
The offices of Chain Store Age will be closed on Monday, May 25,  for Memorial Day. CSA will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 26.