December 3, 2014

Vera Bradley has hired industry veteran-and former Saks executive— Harry Cunningham as head of store development, effective December 8, 2014.

December 2, 2014

Among brick-and-mortar retailers, Black Friday sales promotions remain a popular tactic for drawing customers into stores and combatting the shift toward online commerce.

November 7, 2014

Chain Store Age invites retailers, design firms, architects and suppliers to submit entires for its 33rd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.  

November 3, 2014

Retail sales this holiday season will grow about 4%, according to a survey by brand loyalty and customer engagement consultancy Brand Keys.

October 23, 2014

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

October 15, 2014

Off-price retailer Century 21 Department Store will open in Philadelphia on Oct. 28, 2014.

October 15, 2014

Off-price retailer Century 21 Department Store will open in Philadelphia on Oct. 28, 2014.

October 12, 2014

Nordstrom on Friday opened the doors to its first store in Northeast Florida, at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville. 

September 24, 2014

One of the nation’s most venerable department store brands, Saks Fifth Avenue, has given a big boost to the retail revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

September 17, 2014

Lately you can't turn on the television or pick up the newspaper without seeing a story about Millennials, also known as Generation Y. People are endlessly fascinated by their traits, values, work habits and shopping patterns. Why all of this focus on the group of people born between the early 1980's and 2000's?

September 16, 2014

Department stores are increasingly using an omnichannel approach to meet the needs of consumers.

September 4, 2014

Trying to stay competitive with Amazon.com on price may not be the best path to success for department store and discount retailers.

September 3, 2014

The department store wars are sure to heat up in Manhattan with the announcement that Neiman Marcus is coming to the Big Apple.

August 14, 2014

The Canadian market offers an opportunity for U.S. retailers to expand and to gain experience operating in an international market.

August 1, 2014

Aeropostale, Inc. will roll out its P.S. from Aeropostale brand in Mexico through a licensing partnership with Distribuidora Liverpool, S.A. de C.V.

July 29, 2014

Households with school-aged children (pre-school through 12th grade) plan to spend more this year on back-to-school necessities with a predicted increase of 9 % for an average spend of $655, according to the 15th annual survey conducted by Brand Keys.

July 28, 2014

HBC Department Store Group is deploying the Swirl in-store beacon marketing platform to deliver digital experiences to consumers' smartphones while they shop in the company's department stores in Canada and the U.S.

July 24, 2014

Von Maur Department Stores will open its 30th store, at Quail Springs Mall in northern Oklahoma City, on Oct. 18.

July 3, 2014

Forty-three percent of consumers planning to purchase apparel for the July Fourth holiday will shop at online stores.

June 12, 2014

Consumer spending rose 0.3% in May, marking four consecutive months of rising U.S. retail sales.

May 9, 2014

The United Kingdom’s Selfridges was named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ for the third consecutive time by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS).

May 6, 2014

Destination Maternity Corp. announced the start of its planned expansion into Mexico with the opening of 46 Destination Maternity branded shop-in-shops through a previously announced international franchise agreement with El Puerto de Liverpool, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest department store operator in Mexico.

May 2, 2014

Toward the end of 2008, it became painstakingly obvious to retailers that impulse spending was out and frugal saving was in. Faced with an imminent recession, staggering job loss and quickly depleting discretionary and savings accounts, consumers began to shift their focus to value. The impact of such a large-scale economic event and an abrupt consumer focus shift would appear to alter the fundamental realities of retail.

May 1, 2014
Sweaty Betty

There’s a new high-end fashion activewear brand in town, and this one speaks with a British accent. London-based Sweaty Betty opened its first two U.S outposts last year, one in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, and one in Greenwich, Conn. A third is expected to open in 2014.