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.

October 26, 2015

Before retailers compete for holiday sales they are competing for seasonal talent that will have a big impact on their performance. Here’s a look at whose hiring season help and how many positions are being filled.

October 23, 2015

Headquarters layoffs are spreading throughout the retail industry with J.C. Penney joining Walmart and Dollar General in making deep cuts to its non-store workforce.

October 20, 2015 is increasing the number of workers it is hiring for the holidays this year to meet an increase in customer demand, revealing a possible shift in the way consumers shop.

October 16, 2015

Walmart is one step closer to fulfilling its mission of donating $100 million toward increasing the economic mobility of entry-level workers.

October 15, 2015

Nordstrom plans to hire about 11,800 seasonal employees for the coming holiday season, mostly for sales and stock positions at the upscale chain and its less pricey Nordstrom Rack locations.

October 15, 2015

American Eagle Outfitters’ new home office, in the South-Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, boasts a riverfront location, city views and a walking trail along the Monongahela River, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times.

October 13, 2015

Dollar General is rightsizing its expense structure by eliminating several hundred positions at its home office.

October 13, 2015

Kroger has announced that it had added transgender health benefits to one of the company’s health insurance plans, according to Forbes.

October 9, 2015

An executive who played a key role in helping Publix deliver on its “where shopping is a pleasure” brand promise has stepped down after nearly half a century with one of the nation’s best supermarket operators.

October 9, 2015

Sears holdings has made a key acquisition to bolster its connected home effort and named a new executive to lead its home service division.

October 6, 2015

On the heels of lackluster quarterly sales, job cuts and an overcharging scandal, Whole Foods Market is getting another round of bad publicity, and this time it’s about prison labor.

October 5, 2015

Sam’s Club made some expansive personnel and strategy changes focused on merchandising on the same day that Walmart announced job cuts at its home office in Bentonville, Arkansas.