July 24, 2014

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has reportedly laid off 478 PGA golf pros who were providing in-store services such as golf lessons and club repairs.

July 15, 2014

Consumer optimism about the economy reached a 12-month high in July.

February 6, 2014

Responding to the announcement by CVS Caremark that its plans to stop selling tobacco products in its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

January 14, 2014

Babies "R" Us announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with TheBump.com, a leading pregnancy and parenting website that offers advice, ideas, resources and support to first-time parents as they navigate pregnancy.

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are showing cautious optimism for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

November 19, 2013

REI will open a store in Southlake Texas, in fall 2014. The 22,000-sq.-ft. store, at Park Village, will include a bike shop offering expert assembly and repair services, and provide outdoor-related classes and presentations.

November 14, 2013

The Rite Aid board of directors has elected Kevin E. Lofton, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to the Rite Aid board.

November 7, 2013

Earlier in October, shoppers were put off by holiday displays in store; now people are warming up to them.

November 4, 2013

Leslie's Poolmart announced it has acquired the assets of Pool Supply World, one of the nation's premier Internet retailers of swimming pool supplies.

October 28, 2013

For many retailers, Halloween has become one of their favorite times of year. Spending on Halloween-related costumes, decorations, candy, etc. has grown to the point it represents the second-highest consumer spending holiday, only trailing Christmas with NRF estimates of this year’s spending total reaching $6.9 billion.

October 23, 2013

PunchTab, an omni-channel loyalty and engagement platform, announced that Arby’s Restaurant Group, Cosi and Bareburger have adopted PunchTab’s technology, and are benefitting by offering rewards to customers across multiple channels.

September 27, 2013

The Home Depot, Inc. reportedly expanding the national rollout of Redbeacon, its online handyman referral service.

September 25, 2013

The Walgreen Company won a North American Innovation in Loyalty Marketing award at the recent Colloquy Loyalty Awards.

September 23, 2013

Shaky consumer confidence and increased efficiencies among retailers may put a damper on retailers’ holiday hiring plans, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

September 9, 2013

The rapid spread of a presumably false rumor about Jack Nicholson retiring from acting last week got me thinking about what a true Hollywood icon he has become and how he took a very unique path to greatness.

August 14, 2013

Mobile commerce and gamification are two of the leading trends shaping the future of e-commerce.

May 31, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company is extending its indoor no-smoking policy to the outdoors. The company will prohibit anyone up to 25 feet from a Starbucks store from smoking, effective June 1, where permitted by its leases.

March 4, 2013

A report released by Ipsos found that affluent optimism in the U.S. economy rose significantly in February.

January 31, 2013

Australian import Lorna Jane will open the largest store in its U.S. portfolio, a 3,000-sq.-ft. unit in San Francisco, in February.

December 20, 2012

North Plainfield, N.J.-based Levin Management Corp. said that Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet has leased 8,500 sq. ft. at Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung, N.J., becoming the latest eatery to join the 419,000-sq.-ft. retail property.

November 20, 2012

Survey results released by CouponCabin.com revealed that that 47% of Cyber Monday shoppers will spend more money online that day than they will in-store the during the rest of the holiday season.

February 28, 2012

Shopping center owner DDR Corp. said Tuesday that four new Shoe Carnival stores will open at DDR shopping centers in 2012.

December 21, 2011

The Consumer Reports Holiday Poll released Wednesday found that a quarter of adults in the United States had yet to begin their holiday shopping as of Dec. 19, compared with 17% last year.

December 2, 2011

More customers shopped the Sunday before Thanksgiving than the days following Black Friday, according to ShopperTrak, a leading provider of retail and mall foot-traffic counting services.