March 6, 2015

Framingham, Mass. – Staples Inc. underwent a difficult fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 as the company swung from a profit to a loss on special charges, faced investor pressure to change its board, sluggish sales and deal with fallout from its plan to acquire its largest competitor.  

February 25, 2015

The TJX Cos. on Wednesday reported an 11% rise in fourth quarter profit and said it would raise employee pay above the minimum wage.

November 4, 2014

By 2017, three times as many retailers as now will explicitly underpin their customer and operations strategies on 3rd platform technologies. That’s one of IDC Retail Insights’ top 10 worldwide retail predictions for 2015.

June 20, 2011

Retailers that sell gasoline have long been challenged to maintain margins and reduce costs related to retains and run-outs and other operating expenses. It’s even more of a priority today, given the volatile fuel market and increased competitive pressures. 


February 10, 2011

The concept of “same shopper” sales, which puts the emphasis on how well a retailer grows sales to an individual customer across channels, will not only continue to gain momentum in 2011, but will carry organizational implications for retailers as they attempt to integrate sales channels, according to IDC Retail Insights, a retail information technology research and consulting firm. 


November 30, 2008

Executives at Staples recently received an e-mail alerting them that consumer credit-card data had...

July 31, 2008

Payment cards have become the preferred multi-purpose vehicle for delivering a variety of customer...

July 23, 2008

Staples Inc. on Wednesday said its offer for all outstanding securities of Corporate Express NV...

January 31, 2008

The perception that a CIO merely manages information-technology systems to support enterprise goals is...

December 31, 2007

Unlike its parent company, Framingham, Mass.-based Staples, Inc., Staples Business Depot does not operate warehouses...

November 30, 2007

Targeting its smaller commercial customers, Staples’ 1,400 U.S.-based store shelves now feature two new barcode...

September 30, 2007

Abercrombie & Fitch, New Albany, Ohio, has entered into a partnership with Oracle Retail that...

June 30, 2007

Toronto-based Staples Business...

April 30, 2007

Alot has been written about the TJX Cos. Inc.’s data breach since it was first...

April 30, 2007

Chain Store Age celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Retail Store of the Year design...

March 31, 2007

It is no secret that data thieves are becoming increasingly devious. The recent attack on...

October 5, 2005

Framingham, Mass., The...