November 12, 2014

An improved picture in both ‘big-box’ and smaller store spaces combined to push the retail vacancy rate along central New Jersey’s major shopping corridors to a six-year low of 7.6% from 9.8% in 2013

November 11, 2014

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slow down this month following record levels seen in September and October as retailers rushed to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a possible shutdown of West Coast ports. 

November 6, 2014

Guitar Center and four additional new retailers and restaurants are slated to open at Redmond Town Center, in Redmond, Wash., later this year and into next spring.

November 4, 2014

Apple Pay is off to a fast start—but will it last? Will any of these mobile wallet systems gain traction, or will they remain a novelty for a small subset of consumers?

November 3, 2014

Lozier Corporation, a provider of store fixtures to major retailers around the world, announced the acquisition of the Leggett & Platt Store Fixtures Group, another leading manufacturer of retail fixtures.

November 3, 2014

CurrentC, the mobile payment service under development from a retailer consortium known as Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, has been getting a lot of attention in the past week.

October 27, 2014

Some pundits are predicting the demise of brick and mortar altogether. But is this actually the case?

October 27, 2014

Some pundits are predicting the demise of brick and mortar altogether. But is this actually the case?

October 22, 2014

Despite the impact of fast-moving competitors like Amazon and the power of today’s digitally savvy consumer, many retailers are still planning and managing their businesses based on traditional brick-and-mortar practices.

October 20, 2014

The appointments of new chief executives of major brands always cause a stir, but Gap Inc.’s recent announcement that Art Peck would succeed Glenn Murphy hit Wall Street like a truck.

October 20, 2014

What do supermarkets have to gain from a price war? Judging from the battles that have been raging around the world of late, the answer is--nothing.

October 20, 2014

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches in the past year.

October 12, 2014

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to see a final surge and set a new monthly record in October as the holiday season approaches.

October 7, 2014

Cautious spending and economic realities that are bifurcating the American holiday shopper into two distinct segments are two of the 10 trends that are expected to drive the 2014 holiday shopping season, according to a new report from PwC US and Strategy.

October 6, 2014

After large-scale payment data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty, Michaels, Niemen Marcus and the recently confirmed breach at Home Depot, it seems that no retailer is safe from skilled hackers. The incidents also bring to light such questions as “why are payment system breaches happening more frequently?” and “how can they be stopped?”

September 30, 2014

With major credit card breaches recently confirmed at a number of America's largest retailers, payment security has become a serious problem almost overnight.

September 29, 2014

While retailers have collected years of customer data, only 9% are leveraging the information in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a leading strategic retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 26, 2014

Imagine it’s a breezy Friday morning and tonight is your nephew’s birthday party. It’s completely slipped your mind, and there just isn’t time in your day to go shopping. But you don’t panic because this solution is routine. You go online, find the hottest toy, and hit Amazon Prime Air. Not too long after, a small “Octocopter” touches down on your doorstep to save your day.

September 26, 2014

Aussie apparel brand Cotton On is as much about fun-fashion as it is about fast-fashion. The Geelong, Victoria-based brand operates more stores in the United States (124) than Zara and Uniqlo combined, and is an international behemoth with more than 1,300 stores operating globally under 10 different banners, including the 522-unit Cotton On, Cotton Body, Cotton On Kids, FREE by Cotton On and Rubi Shoes.

September 23, 2014

RadioShack Corp. has reportedly so far been unsuccessful in its efforts to convince an unidentified ‘major vendor’ to modify a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

September 22, 2014

Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

September 20, 2014

PayPal has released a version of its PayPal Here mobile payment card acceptance app and reader that is compliant with most major Android tablets.

September 16, 2014

The Mills announced plans for a multimillion dollar renovation of Franklin Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the Philadelphia region.