September 22, 2015

Walmart has returned to its acquisitive ways in Silicon Valley with the purchase of PunchTab, a four-year old company with talent and technology to help the retailer’s Sam’s Club division better personalize offers.

September 21, 2015

After an initial public stock offering earlier this year, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has added public company governance experience to its board with the appointment of Rue21’s top executive.

September 11, 2015

Kohl’s took what could be called a visionary approach to promoting and selling goods from its new Lauren Conrad designer collection online.

September 10, 2015

Cheryl Hughes has joined Andronico’s Community Markets as CFO. Recently appointed CEO Suzy Monford leads the all-female team.

September 9, 2015

Conn’s Inc. named a new CEO as part of a planned succession, and also announced it beat Wall Street expectations for profit in the second quarter.

September 3, 2015

Target Corp. has a new finance chief and executive VP. Cathy Smith officially joined the discounter on Sept. 1, coming from Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, where she was also CFO.

August 25, 2015

Specialty apparel retailer The Children’s Place Inc. saw its net loss grow and net sales drop in a difficult second quarter of fiscal 2015.

August 25, 2015

Even briefly entertaining a customer’s discriminatory request can potentially turn an employer with a long track record of fairness and equality into the focus of a reputation-destroying viral news story.

August 20, 2015

Sam's Club is launching #SmallBizHelp, an interactive social campaign that offers expert advice on starting and running a business.

August 19, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza is getting ready for mobile communications.

August 18, 2015

Francesca’s Holdings Corp. is looking for someone to run its merchandising operation.

August 18, 2015

At least a few shoppers reportedly received a substantial windfall as a result of a computer glitch at Bloomingdale’s.

August 17, 2015

Transwestern’s Chicago office announced it brokered the sale of Town Square of Schaumburg for an undisclosed amount to Tony’s Finer Foods.

August 13, 2015

It’s been a rough week for department stores.

August 12, 2015

Macy’s on Wednesday announced several key initiatives to drive its growth going forward, ranging from new store ventures to digital efforts to an international foray.

July 13, 2015

Casey’s General Stores Inc. is set to have its first new CEO in more than a quarter-century. A

July 9, 2015

Every retailer needs a good CFO and that’s especially true at Conn’s where the company’s business model requires balancing the need to grow sales against the charge off risk associated with extending credit to subprime customers.

July 9, 2015

Trader Joe’s is opening a store in the heart of what is arguably the nation’s hippest enclave.

July 8, 2015

The menswear market is hot. Men’s apparel sales in the United States rose 2% in 2014 to $61.3 billion, up from $60.8 billion in 2013.

July 7, 2015

In this, my 100th and final (except for an occasional contribution) Retail Rap, I wanted to tackle the big question: What’s next? Where is the retail industry — particularly brick-and-mortar — headed in the months and years ahead?

July 2, 2015

dd’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores, Inc., opened a new store in Tampa on June 27.

June 30, 2015

The menswear market is hot. Men’s apparel sales in the United States rose 2% in 2014 to $61.3 billion, up from $60.8 billion in 2013.

And Men’s Wearhouse — one of North America’s largest menswear specialty retailers with 1,758 stores — has been taking note.

June 8, 2015

Macy’s on Monday announced two more pilot store locations in metro New York City for its new off-price format, Macy’s Backstage.

June 4, 2015

Sam’s Club has improved its Club Pickup buy-online-pickup-in-store service, formerly known as Click ‘n Pull, with new features.