May 19, 2015

Kohl’s Corp. is preparing to open a store in southern New Jersey called "Off Aisle by Kohl's," a name that suggests the company may be following the lead of other retailers opening off-price formats.

May 19, 2015

Nordstrom Inc. is launching a text-based shopping service called TextStyle at all 116 U.S. stores.

May 19, 2015

Stage Stores Inc. beat Wall Street expectations with a loss but missed with decidedly revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

May 15, 2015

Dillard’s Inc. had a disappointing first quarter of 2015, missing Wall Street expectations with both earnings and sales.

May 15, 2015

Nordstrom Inc. missed Wall Street expectations with declining profit in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, although the department store retailer beat expectations for sales, aided by impressive e-commerce results.

May 13, 2015

Century 21 Department Store has selected Mi9 Retail to replace its current enterprise systems.

May 13, 2015

J.C. Penney Co. topped analysts estimates for the first quarter, reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.

May 13, 2015

Bad weather, decreased spending by international tourists  due to the strong U.S. dollar and delayed merchandise shipments from the West Coast port slowdown all contributed to Macy’s missing Wall Street projections for profit and revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

May 12, 2015

Boscov’s Department Store believes in keeping it in the family. Albert Boscov, 85, has resigned as CEO of the company, and been succeeded by his nephew, Jim Boscov.

May 10, 2015

The outlet wars are heating up with the announcment that Macy’s will debut its off-price concept in fall 2015, opening four test stores in metro New York City.

May 8, 2015

Canada’s Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it will pull its Joe Fresh brand from J.C. Penney stores in the United States at the beginning of next year as it looks to concentrate on freestanding Joe Fresh stores and e-commerce.

May 8, 2015

Macy's will once again run its "American Icons” omnichannel promotion, from May 13 – July 4.

May 7, 2015

Kohl’s Corp. has rolled out a buy online, pick-up in store service to all Kohl’s stores nationwide, allowing customers to pick up their orders within hours at their local Kohl’s store.

May 5, 2015

Nordstrom may well be the first public company to have three presidents as co-presidents. The department store retailer on Tuesday announced that Blake Nordstrom, Pete Nordstrom and Erik Nordstrom have been named co-presidents of Nordstrom.

May 1, 2015

Curbside pickup is easy, and so is texting. Combine them, and you have the supreme convenience of a new service Nordstrom is piloting in 20 stores, including its flagship in downtown Seattle, according to various media reports.

April 30, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. announced the two remaining stores involved in its deal with European fashion retailer Primark. (In late 2014, Sears entered into lease agreements with Primark for seven standalone stores in the Northeastern United States.)

April 30, 2015

Sears Holding Corp. and Santa Monica, California-based shopping mall operator The Macerich Co. are forming a 50/50 joint venture that will purchase nine Sears stores located in Macerich malls for $150 million.

April 29, 2015

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is expanding its in-store partnership with Sephora. Starting May 1, Penney will introduce Sephora to 25 additional stores, enabling the global beauty retailer to enter new and smaller markets, while expanding Penney’s reach as a destination for beauty.

April 28, 2015

J.C. Penney Company has named consumer marketing executive and board member Mary Beth West as executive VP and chief customer and marketing officer, effective June 1.

April 28, 2015

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals saying the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to recognize a “micro-union” of workers in a single department at a Macy’s store in Massachusetts was incorrect.

April 27, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced during its Annual Meeting, the election of new officers, four new executive committee members and five new board of directors member for the coming year.
 

April 27, 2015

Whether it’s on jewelry or apparel, gift cards or brunch, families this year are expected to spend more for Mother’s Day than they have in the last decade or more.  And the largest portion of that spending will be at U.S. department stores.

April 24, 2015

Sears Canada Inc. is reportedly reducing some departments while expanding others in a move to capitalize on the retreat of Target from the Canadian retail landscape.

April 23, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. has tapped former Rouse Properties COO Benjamin Schall to lead new Sears REIT Seritage Growth Properties.