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.

October 2, 2015

Citing favorable market conditions and a desire to “de-risk” its pension plan, nearly 14,000 participants in J.C. Penney’s retirement plan opted to receive lump sum payments.

October 2, 2015

The importance of expense control at Walmart became evident on Friday when the retailer confirmed it planned to eliminate 450 positions as part of a broader restructuring effort.

September 28, 2015

Whole Foods will be reducting a portion of its workforce to make room for innovation and lower prices, the grocery chain announced on Monday. 

September 22, 2015

Kroger’s annual Leadership Summit will begin in unconventional fashion when thousands of employees form a human breast cancer awareness ribbon Sept. 29 on the field of Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

September 21, 2015

In the two months since the Department of Labor announced its proposed new overtime standards, much has been written about what it may mean for employers both big and small.

September 21, 2015

The workforce at Macy’s will swell by 50% in the coming month as the department store retailer looks to elevate service levels during the holiday season.

September 21, 2015

Don’t assume that the layoff of 275 IT employees in August 2015 by Target Corp. means the retailer is reducing its focus on in-house technology operations.

September 21, 2015

Store associates represent one of the biggest contributors to the success or failure of brick-and-mortar stores.

September 17, 2015

Since 1990, there have been only two previous votes to unionize at Target stores, at a store in Detroit, and one in Valley Stream, New York. 

September 17, 2015

The day after Kohl’s, Toys “R” Us and UPS announced ambitious holiday hiring plans, Walmart said it would add 60,000 seasonal workers after giving existing workers the opportunity to pick up extra hours.

September 16, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is questioning whether to use a broader definition of the term “joint employer,” a move that could bring sweeping changes to the restaurant and retail/wholesale franchisor model.

September 16, 2015

Target Corp. is going high-tech with efforts to improve employee fitness. All 335,000 U.S. employees of Target will be offered free or subsidized wearable digital activity trackers from Fitbit Inc.

September 16, 2015

Toys “R” Us and Kohl’s are among the first retailers to announce their holiday hiring plans this year, and the numbers are more or less the same as last year for both companies.

September 16, 2015

It is the season before the season when retailer revelations about plans to hire temporary workers offer insight into holiday expectations.

September 11, 2015

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is not backing down from its opposition to an expanded definition of “joint employer.”

September 10, 2015

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a wage increase that will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York to $15 an hour.

September 8, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association issued a strenuous objection to what it called the Department of Labor’s “flawed” overtime proposal.

September 8, 2015

The improving job picture may spell trouble for retailers’ holiday hiring plans, according to a report by CNBC.

September 4, 2015

It’s Labor Day, time to start thinking about Halloween.

September 3, 2015

The National Retail Federation continues to turn up the heat on the Labor Department’s proposal to expand overtime pay. 

September 2, 2015

What can today’s salesperson do to survive in a thriving digital economy? Here are some tips: