September 25, 2015

We live in the age of the empowered consumer – with little patience and sky-high demands for personalized shopping experiences.

September 23, 2015

REI has promoted Rachel Ligtenberg to VP of retail following a 25-year tenure with the company.

September 18, 2015

Home furnishings retailer Havertys reported that Gary Niedermeyer, assistant VP, supply chain, will retire at the end of 2015.

September 14, 2015

Lowe's Companies Inc. has named Jocelyn Wong senior VP and general merchandising manager for the company's seasonal product business area, effective Oct. 12.

September 10, 2015

A “merchandising misstep” took its toll on Christopher & Banks in its second quarter as sales decreased more than expected.

August 28, 2015

Big Lots on Friday announced the promotions of three high-level executives as it posted better-than-expected results for the second quarter.

August 24, 2015

Target Corp. is doing a little shopping of its own with a new sourcing solution that gives its buyers an online shopping-like experience.

August 14, 2015

Another executive is leaving Target Corp. in the ongoing shakeup of the retailer’s management team under the watch of CEO Brian Cornell.

July 27, 2015

99 Cents Only Stores LLC has named Jack L. Sinclair as chief merchandising officer.

July 20, 2015

Let’s review three initial lessons the retail industry can learn from what some observers called the “summer Black Friday.”

July 2, 2015

Pinterest is rolling out its “Buyable Pins” feature, which allow consumers to purchase items directly from Pinterest visual displays, to users of its iPhone and iPad apps.

June 30, 2015

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced a key hire in marketing, and a promotion in merchandising.

June 25, 2015

While the Confederate flag has been an increasing source of controversy in recent years, retailers have long sold items featuring its image with no major outcry. But following the tragic shooting in Charleston, consumer sentiment against the “Stars and Bars” intensified to a degree that made selling Confederate flag-themed merchandise unacceptable to a large portion of the public within a few days.

June 23, 2015

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Holding Group Inc. will reportedly pull the plug on its 11Main U.S. specialty e-commerce site.

June 17, 2015

Scott Hoffman has been named chief merchandising officer of Trans World Entertainment Corp., owner of the FYE music/video/video game chain.

June 16, 2015

Dollar General has named five executives to key leadership positions within its global supply chain functions and merchandising organizations.

June 15, 2015

New technologies are transforming how merchants work, and how fast, by bringing more clarity than ever before possible to key merchandising and planning decisions.

June 15, 2015

The executive shakeup continues at Lumber Liquidators as the company integrates the leadership of its merchandising and marketing departments. 

March 26, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar has announced several key management changes, including the appointment of Walgreens veteran Bryan Pugh as chief merchandising and marketing officer.

March 25, 2015

The boards of directors of A.R.E. (the Association for Retail Environments) and POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising International) have voted to enter a due diligence phase and work in good faith toward a definitive agreement to merge the two associations.

March 20, 2015

Chain Store Age hosted its 51st annual SPECS 2015 conference on March 15-17, in Las Vegas. Here are three takeways from the conference concerning technological innovation in the store planning area:

January 13, 2015

Discount general merchandise chain Fred’s has named Michael K. Bloom as its president and COO, effective immediately.

December 9, 2014

The Buckle Inc. has made a number of reappointments to its executive staff.

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.