December 15, 2014

The U.S. retail sector will add nearly 30,000 jobs through the end of December as the country heads into a strong holiday shopping season. 

December 12, 2014

The Supreme Court has unanimously that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to pay employees for time spent passing through post-shift security screening. The logic of the ruling is important for all employers. 

December 12, 2014

Retailers on Friday criticized the National Labor Relations Board decision that gave the go-ahead to new laws to expedite the union election process.  

December 11, 2014

 EBay Inc. is reportedly considering cutting up to 3,000 jobs early in 2015. 

December 9, 2014

The Supreme Court handed out a victory to Amazon and other employers when it ruled unanimously on Tuesday that a temp agency was not required to pay workers at Amazon warehouses in Nevada for the time they spent waiting for and undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts.

November 14, 2014

Ralphs Grocery Co. said it will hire to fill an estimated 1,200 permanent positions at its stores in Southern California.

November 14, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Wal-Mart workers at about 1,600 stores are prepping to protest on Black Friday to demand better wages and benefits.

November 10, 2014

Retailers are facing a growing onslaught of lawsuits from current and former managers and assistant managers who are claiming their employers should have paid them for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

October 27, 2014

Leonardo Del Vecchio, 79, the chairman and founder of global eyewear manufacturer/retailer Luxottica Group who assumed the role of interim CEO on Oct. 14, has reportedly sent a letter to employees reassuring them his return as CEO is temporary.

October 24, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has named Murali Lanka as COO of its Indian operation effective Dec. 1.

October 23, 2014

Sir Richard Broadbent, chairman of Tesco PLC, will step down in the wake of a 99% drop in net income for the first half of fiscal 2014.

October 21, 2014
Niwot, Colo. -- Crocs Inc. is enacting several key management changes, including the appointment of Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas region; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior VP of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior VP of global product creation and merchandising.  
October 21, 2014

Michael Rayden, president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s tween apparel brands Justice and Brothers, and a member of the Ascena board, is retiring at the end of Jan. 2015.

October 21, 2014

Retail design guru Rodney Fitch, 78, died on Oct. 20 at his home in Wiltshire, England, following a battle with cancer. 

October 21, 2014

Samuel M. Sato, formerly president, Finish Line brand, has been named as president, The Finish Line Inc.

October 20, 2014

The Home Depot announced that it has named Marc Powers executive VP, U.S. stores, effective Nov. 1, 2014. He replaces Marvin Ellison, who was recently named president and CEO designee of J.C. Penney Co.

October 16, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings announced that Dorothy Carlow will join the supermarket company as chief merchandising officer, effective Nov. 3.

October 15, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has named Fran Horowitz to the position of president of its Hollister brand.

October 15, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. has named Ronald D. Boire, executive VP/chief merchandising officer of Sears Full Line Stores and Kmart Format, as acting president and CEO of Sears Canada.

October 14, 2014

DirectBuy, the membership-based buying organization that enables consumers to purchase from manufacturers and suppliers without retail markup, has named a new executive leadership team.

October 14, 2014

Gap Inc. plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates—more than Walmart—at its stores, call centers and distribution centers nationwide for the 2014 holiday season.

October 14, 2014

The Kroger Co. named Alex Tosolini to serve in the newly-created role of senior vice president of new business development, effective Nov. 3.

October 14, 2014

Enrico Cavatorta, who accepted the role of CEO at global eyewear manufacturer/retailer Luxottica Group in September 2014, has resigned due to what the company termed disagreements with corporate governance structure. 

October 14, 2014

Quiksilver announced that Bob McKnight will retire as a senior executive of the company on Oct. 31, 2014.