January 25, 2016

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has recognized the CEO of Hy-Vee Inc. with a collaborative leadership award.

January 20, 2016

The largest single-day, private sector pay increase ever will take effect Feb. 20, when more than 1.2 million Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club associates receive a pay increase.

January 14, 2016

Temperatures might be at a bitter low across the country, but it's that time again for big-box home improvement stores.

January 13, 2016

Sheetz, the family-owned and operated convenience store chain, announced it will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across the company.

January 11, 2016

Just a few days after reporting an increase in sales growth over the holiday season, Barnes & Noble has named a new head merchant.

December 23, 2015

As the 2015 legislative session comes to a close, RILA has identified several important regulatory and legislative wins that will benefit retailers and their millions of employees and customers.

December 22, 2015

Off-price retailer Burlington Stores named the former president and COO of Bright Horizons Family Solutions as the newest member of its nine-person board.

December 22, 2015

With 2016 upon us, many employers find themselves nervously awaiting what election-year politics might bring to their doorsteps.

December 9, 2015

In-store analytics solutions continue to gain momentum as retailers analyze a variety of store performance measures such as shopper activity maps, display effectiveness, and customer dwell time.

December 2, 2015

Retailers are paying more and offering more incentives to secure experienced in-store help to increase sales

November 23, 2015

Taking the reins of Toys “R” Us in July 2015, new CEO and chairman David Brandon recognized one of the biggest challenges he faced would be inspiring others to execute his vision of what the company could be.

November 18, 2015

Starbucks is the number one retailer employer in the United States when it comes to fostering a happy workplace.

November 17, 2015

When it comes to workforce management, retailers are focusing on optimizing scheduling.

November 13, 2015

The CEO of Popeyes, Cheryl Bachelder, believes it’s time to move past the debate involving minimum wage increases, Fortune reported. “We will adjust to increased costs just like we have before. Life will go on,” Bachelder said. [Fortune]

November 9, 2015

Macy's is adding a retail industry and corporate governance expert its board of directors.

November 6, 2015

For a variety of retailers – from supermarkets, to restaurants, to department and convenience stores – the holiday shopping season represents the peak time of year for staffing up on temporary workers to help meet all of the increase in consumer demand.

November 4, 2015

L.L. Bean has gone outside the company for the first time ever to pick a chief executive. The outdoors retailer named the chief merchandising and marketing officer of a Walmart-owned Chinese e-commerce business as president and CEO, effective Feburary 2016. [ABC News]

November 4, 2015

The incorporation of interactive technology in retail stores is changing the seasonal sales environment and can reduce dependence on seasonal workers.

November 4, 2015

For retailers, a diligent and detailed vetting of applicants — including employment verifications, thorough interviews and comprehensive background checks — should be a standard part of any responsible hiring and candidate review process.

November 2, 2015

AutoZone is making some changes to its leadership as the company positions itself for growth and expansion.

November 2, 2015

The New York Times is reporting that Texas grocery chain HEB is planning on distributing some 15% of the company’s shares to employees who are over 21 and have worked at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. “So many in retail are competing in the race to the bottom, and people are the largest cost. So it seems logical to cut people, and lots of folks are doing it,” H-E-B president and CEO Craig Boyan said. “We think that’s a trap. We believe the race for the bottom cheapens the American experience. It’s bad for the country and bad for companies.” [New York Times]

October 30, 2015

For the second time in less than a month, Costco has elected a veteran of the telecommunications industry to serve on the retailer's board of directors.

October 30, 2015

A chief omnichannel officer can help a retailer go from silos to seamless.

October 28, 2015

There has been a bit of controversy lately regarding Urban Outfitters' recent request that some of their salaried employees “volunteer” to fill normally hourly roles in fulfillment centers and retail outlets.