February 25, 2015

Brooks Brothers has expanded its cloud supply chain strategy using the GT Nexus platform.

February 24, 2015

For all the advancements in retail in recent years, the tools and processes supporting the global supply chain remain outdated.

February 23, 2015

Fast-casual restaurant chain Newk's Eatery is expanding to Columbia, South Carolina, as part of growth plans that include nearly 30 new corporate and franchised stores in 2015.

February 23, 2015

In a reversal of corporate policy that did not offer workers paid sick leave until their second day of absence, Wal-Mart Store Inc. is reportedly now allowing employees to collect sick pay on their first day of not reporting to work due to illness.

February 17, 2015

Retail CFOs predict a 3.9% increase in total sales and a 3.7% increase in same-store sales in 2015, according to a new BDO USA survey.

February 17, 2015

Urban Outfitters Inc. plans to relocate its Trenton, South Carolina e-commerce fulfillment center to Gap, Pennsylvania.

February 9, 2015

Aeropostale Inc. on Monday narrowed its fourth-quarter loss forecast on better than expected sales, margins, and expense management in January, and announced two executive appointments.

February 5, 2015

A mixed economic backdrop is expected to drive modest retail sales growth in the 3% to 4% range in 2015, compared to 5.5% average growth in 2010-2012 and 5.8% in 2002-2006, according to GE Capital.

February 5, 2015

U.S. retail and consumer (R&C) total transaction value for 2014 hit a five-year high and surpassed the $100 billion mark for the second year in a row, according to PwC’s U.S. retail and consumer deals insights 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Outlook report.

February 3, 2015

Specialty pet retailer PetSense has selected Shopatron as its inventory lookup and analytics partner to support its omnichannel operations, including a new e-commerce site that launched in November 2014.

February 2, 2015

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has named CFO Andre J. Hawaux as executive VP, COO/CFO.

February 2, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has named Marco Pagni, formerly group legal counsel and chief administrative officer of Alliance Boots, as executive VP and global chief legal and administrative officer.

January 29, 2015

Sabrina Simmons has been elected to the board of directors of Williams-Sonoma Inc.

January 27, 2015

Retailers need to quickly build world-class IT capabilities for omnichannel retailing — a seamless, integrated shopping experience, whether the customers are in the store or online.

January 27, 2015

Restaurants will remain the nation’s hottest hirer this year.  An annual report by the National Restaurant Association indicated that, as it has for the last 16 years, the restaurant industry employment will outpace employment growth in 2015.

January 27, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has named George Fairweather, formerly group finance director of Alliance Boots, as executive VP and global CFO, effective Feb. 20.

January 26, 2015

Rapid omnichannel growth from retailers with an adapting supply chain environment are among the driving forces of change in 2015.

January 22, 2015

To stay competitive in today’s marketplace, consumer goods companies are reaching across the globe to seek new customers in new markets. In order to cater to these new customer segments, brand owners are now providing a dizzying array of local product variations through a complex network of outsourced manufacturing partners.

January 20, 2015

Roundy’s Inc. has selected Market6’s retailer/supplier collaboration software platform, Market6 Foundation, to deliver a new vendor collaboration portal for Roundy’s enterprise-wide merchandising team and consumer goods supplier community.

January 9, 2015

JDA Software Group Inc. is enhancing its JDA Warehouse Management solution as part of its Intelligent Fulfillment strategy.

January 8, 2015

Have you read any 2015 retail trend forecasts lately? Let’s face it, many so-called trends for the year ahead — the need to focus on things like mobile payment, customization, foodservice, smaller formats or millennial shoppers, to name a few — are at this point just the cost of doing business.

January 8, 2015

The National Retail Federation has expressed its strong support for H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, a bill that would restore the traditional 40-hour workweek standard for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

January 8, 2015

Despite the fact that the supply chain community continues to discuss the nearshoring trend, outsourcing still reigns supreme – and that’s a problem for organizations that don’t have complete visibility into their supply chain.

January 8, 2015

This is the age of the empowered consumer. Energized by the rapidly accelerating global growth of mobile devices, shoppers now have immediate access to data on products, prices and competitive services.