August 24, 2015

Nine West Holdings Inc. is taking ownership of its Canadian brand assets, including 45 store leases.

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

Teen girls are known for being social, and they are staying true to form for the back-to-school season.

August 13, 2015

Dillard’s Inc. profit declined 13.3% in the second quarter, but it still came in better than analysts had expected.

August 13, 2015

Finally some good news in the department store sector.

August 13, 2015

A report suggests that U.S. consumers aren’t letting the summer doldrums or world unrest get in the way of shopping — although not all retailers are benefiting.

August 11, 2015

Get ready for Irish fast-fashion.

August 5, 2015

The nation’s premier luxury department store company wants to return to the public arena, and use proceeds from the offering to repay some of its debt and invest in technology, among other things.

July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August. 

July 27, 2015

Nordstrom and J. Crew Group are expanding a merchandising partnership.

July 21, 2015

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. has named William Tracy to the position of COO, effective July 27.

July 15, 2015

Parents this year will be a little more cautious about their back-to-school spending.

July 14, 2015

There was good news for retailers in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual BTS (Back-to-School) Consumer Spending Survey.

July 13, 2015

The Quebec City-based Simons department store chains is planning to extend its brand across Canada.

July 2, 2015

American Girl is expanding south of the boarder.

June 30, 2015

The off-price segment is on fire, but newcomers to the sector should watch out, warns a report by Moody’s Investors Service.

June 23, 2015

A subsidiary of global export company Li & Fung is partnering with two Chinese department store retailers to open as many as 300 stores in the Shanghai free trade zone.

June 15, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Company is positioning itself for major global expansion with the purchase of the 15-year-old Galeria Kaufhof department store chain from German retail conglomerate Metro Group for about $3.17 billion.

May 20, 2015

Swedish fast-fashion giant Hennes & Maurtiz AB (H&M) on Wednesday unwrapped its largest store in the world, in New York City’s Herald Square.

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.

April 30, 2015

A look at brands and categories that are growingI read CSA editor-in-chief Marianne Wilson’s recent “From the Editor’s Desk” column (page 8, March 2015 issue, Chain Store Age) with great interest. Her piece — “The store is back (even though it never left)” — touched on the topic of brick-and-mortar retail expansion and “the relevance of offline retail in an omnichannel world.”The article got me thinking in more detail about the retail expansion we are seeing in 2015. What brands are growing?

April 30, 2015

Bauer Hockey: Ice hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey is throwing its puck in the retail arena. The company will open its first-ever store this summer, in Burlington, Massachusetts, followed by a second location in the fall, in the Minneapolis area.

April 30, 2015

Despite claims that e-commerce will overtake traditional retail space, physical store locations are still attractive to retailers. In fact, they plan to open over 76,000 stores in the next 24 months, according to RBC Capital Markets data. And while several major retail closings have been announced this year, other retailers are stepping up expansion plans for new stores and concepts.

April 29, 2015

Despite economic indicators that show the recession is over, customers are slightly less satisfied in 2015 than they were the prior year.