December 3, 2014

We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of social media by merchandisers over the past year, as retailers look for innovative ways to enhance their merchandising decisions to deliver the products consumers want across a seamless shopping experience.

December 3, 2014

Vera Bradley has hired industry veteran-and former Saks executive— Harry Cunningham as head of store development, effective December 8, 2014.

November 25, 2014

 The merchandising organization at Walmart is being transformed again following the departure of executive VP and chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton.

November 21, 2014

Gordmans Stores Inc. has named Lisa Evans as executive VP and chief merchandising officer effective Jan. 5, 2015.

November 18, 2014

Guitar Center has announced the appointment of Michael Amkreutz to the position of executive VP, marketing, merchandising and E-Commerce, for the Guitar Center brand.

November 13, 2014

Ramping up for Black Friday, Amazon increased its product listings by 43% in the third quarter of 2014, adding four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than it did in the entire first half of 2014.

October 31, 2014

Kohl’s has overhauled its core merchandising, inventory, and pricing operations with the launch of a new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solution. 

October 16, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings announced that Dorothy Carlow will join the supermarket company as chief merchandising officer, effective Nov. 3.

October 13, 2014

Last week, SAP hosted its annual Retail Forum in the palatial confines of the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. 

October 6, 2014

During a keynote at the recent Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Tim Theriault, senior VP/CIO of Walgreens, discussed his company’s ongoing efforts at IT innovation.

September 4, 2014

August 2014 sales results indicate the 2014 back-to-school period had a significant boost to shopping activity.

August 26, 2014

Women’s online shopping marketplace Poshmark is launching PoshMatch, a social merchandising engine that combines community curation and algorithmic technology to match shoppers to merchandise based on their social activity in the app.

August 21, 2014

Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI has promoted Eric Artz, CFO, the additional role COO), and Susan Viscon, VP merchandising, to senior VP merchandising.

August 13, 2014

Target Canada is launching several initiatives to improve business performance and better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian customers.

August 1, 2014

Christine Lee has been appointed executive VP and chief merchandising officer, starting on Sept. 3.

July 7, 2014

The days of the mega big box are over, retail is shrinking and store footprints are getting smaller. Gondolas, shelving systems and displays need to be extra space efficient in small footprints to make the most use of revenue per square foot.

June 24, 2014

Wal-Mart has shuffled its merchandising leadership with a broad reassignment of roles among merchandising executives aimed at improving customer service.

June 2, 2014

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths is deploying technology from Galleria to enhance promotional merchandising operations.

May 27, 2014

Town Shoes Ltd. will upgrade its POS and merchandising systems with the Jesta I.S. Vision solutions in its network of close to 200 stores across Canada.

May 8, 2014

Thomas Nowak, senior VP merchandising for European e-commerce site Bol.com, will join the Staples team as senior VP of merchandising, Staples Europe, effective Aug. 1.

April 24, 2014

Overstock.com, Inc. has promoted Seth Marks to the position of senior VP of merchandising and strategic sourcing for the online shopping site.

April 23, 2014

Jewel-Osco has named company veteran Doug Cygan as VP of marketing and merchandising.

February 28, 2014

Hong Kong-based supermarket chain ParknShop has chosen Galleria Retail Technology Solutions to further enhance its merchandising operations.

February 25, 2014

Beacons provide retailers with an opportunity to increase engagement and help direct the in-store experience, and they indicate a shift in many brands’ digital and in-store marketing and merchandising strategies.