September 18, 2014

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season, according to a survey by global management consultancy Hay Group.

October 10, 2013

More than three-fourths (79%) of retailers expect an increase in sales this holiday season – the highest percentage seen since the financial downturn.

September 19, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald’s were the only retailers to crack the Hay Group’s eighth annual Best Companies for Leadership Study Top 20 list.

September 21, 2012

Executive compensation has always been a hot topic in corporate America — and the retail industry is no exception. These days, two trends are upping the attention paid to pay at the top: the ongoing move to performance-based equity, and the scrutiny compensation packages are receiving from increased SEC regulations and shareholder involvement.

September 10, 2012

Three-fourths (75%) of retailers forecast an increase in holiday sales this year, according to a survey by Hay Group, a global management consultancy.

September 10, 2012

Three-fourths (75%) of retailers forecast an increase in holiday sales this year, according to a survey by Hay Group, a global management consultancy.

May 8, 2012

Management consulting firm Hay Group reported that employee turnover levels in the retail industry are on the rise.

May 8, 2012

Management consulting firm Hay Group reported that employee turnover levels in the retail industry are on the rise.

May 2, 2012

McDonald’s and Wal-Mart Stores are among the Top 20 companies in the world for leadership, taking the No. 6 and No. 8 spots respectively, according to an annual study by global management firm Hay Group.

September 6, 2011

According to a survey released Tuesday by global management consultancy Hay Group, 68% of retailers expect holiday sales to increase this year.

August 1, 2011

By Craig Rowley, VP and global practice leader, Hay Group

August 1, 2011

By Craig Rowley, VP and global practice leader, Hay Group

June 7, 2011

By Lindsey Lanzisero senior associate, Hay Group's Retail Practice and Craig Rowley, VP and global leader of Hay Group's Retail Practice

June 7, 2011

By Lindsey Lanzisero senior associate, Hay Group's Retail Practice and Craig Rowley, VP and global leader of Hay Group's Retail Practice

March 7, 2011

This year has already seen a reshuffling at the top of several large retailers, including Gap, CVS and Wal-Mart, and more changes are expected. 


January 25, 2011

survey released Tuesday by management consultancy Hay Group, ranking the 20 best companies for in terms of leadership, said that both Walmart and McDonald’s made the sixth annual list, but incumbents Zappos and Ikea dropped out of the rankings.

January 25, 2011

survey released Tuesday by management consultancy Hay Group, ranking the 20 best companies for in terms of leadership, said that both Walmart and McDonald’s made the sixth annual list, but incumbents Zappos and Ikea dropped out of the rankings.

December 28, 2010

Economic forecasts for 2011 are a mixed bag for senior executives in retail companies. Executive compensation packages and salary increases are expected to be healthier than in the last two years, but the overall economy is, at best, in a state of stagnation. 


The Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, based in Arlington, Va., projected median salaries across all industries would rise 3% this year, compared with the more modest 2.5% increase that was the median in 2010. 


September 8, 2010

A survey released Thursday by global management consultancy Hay Group found that 64% of retailers...

August 31, 2008

Few, if any, retailers are using the business-management concept of senior leadership teams (SLT)...

August 31, 2008

Few, if any, retailers are using the business-management concept of senior leadership teams (SLT)...