July 2, 2014

According to Forrester Research, weather is the leading cause of business disruptions. From commodity demands and supply chain interruptions to community assistance, retailers know the power that severe weather has over their economic profits and losses.

February 6, 2014

Snowstorms and bitterly cold weather took a bite out of sales for some retailers in January.

November 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is being held responsible for reducing U.S. retail sales in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region by about $4 billion last week, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse.

August 15, 2012

Winter is fast approaching — is your facility ready? Statistically speaking nearly 80% of all slip and falls are due to snow and ice, and they occur mainly in parking lots and sidewalks. As an expert witness and consultant in the field of risk and liability due to snow and ice, I see incidences that could have been avoided had the facility performed a pre-season property assessment.

March 5, 2012

In the wake of tornadoes that hit communities in Kentucky on Friday, retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid has donated to a local Red Cross chapter to assist victims.

December 22, 2011

By Rich Arlington

Record snowfall last season spelled trouble for many roofs and parking garage decks. The continuous storms that dumped more than 2 ft. of snow in New England alone had facility owners frantically addressing weight load issues as heavy snow and ice threatened, and in some cases caused, roof and deck top collapses. The fallout: a rise in lawsuits as owners, insurance companies and snow contractors battle over snow and ice procedures followed, or not, in comparison with written contracts.

November 17, 2011

Visitor analytics provider Experian FootFall said that Black Friday’s retail performance isn’t necessarily an indication of how the holiday season will fare.

November 10, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores said it will kick off the holiday season at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving with three Black Friday sale events.

November 1, 2011

A report released by retail foot traffic counter ShopperTrak identified the 10 holiday shopping days that will make or break the period for retailers.

May 24, 2011

Target announced its donation of funds and product to support tornado relief efforts in Minnesota.

April 29, 2011

he Home Depot Foundation announced that it has created a $1 million weather impact fund to aid relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in response to the recent storms throughout the Southeast and Midwest United States, and in expectation of continuing violent storms throughout the spring season.

April 29, 2011

Walmart announced that through its charitable arm, the Walmart Foundation, it is committing $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to support emergency relief efforts following the recent Southern storms, Midwest floods and Texas wildfires.

April 22, 2011

Lowe’s will rebuild its store in Sanford, N.C., that was demolished by a tornado April 16, the company announced Thursday.

April 12, 2011

The historic May flood of 2010 in Nashville and Middle Tennessee took 23 lives, displaced thousands of residents and flooded hundreds of businesses, as more than 13 inches of rain was recorded over a two-day period and the Cumberland River reached nearly 12 ft. above flood stage.

January 6, 2011

Retailers are likely to experience high demand for winter goods during the upcoming week.

December 22, 2010

Planalytics has issued its weather outlook for the all-important days after Christmas when many consumers head to the stores to redeem gift cards and exchange presents.

December 8, 2010

Year-over-year GAFO retail sales increased a slight 2.3% or the week ending Dec. 4, according to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE).

September 8, 2010

A survey released Thursday by global management consultancy Hay Group found that 64% of retailers...

March 4, 2010

By Craig Johnson, johnson@customergrowthpartners.com

After the steepest sales slump in decades, the once-sputtering retail economy is coming back to life. And it may be coming back most strongly closest to home: the home-furnishings and home-improvement sectors.

January 11, 2010

ShopperTrak said Monday that sales for November and December rose 1.7% and customer counts slipped 2.9%....

October 19, 2009

ShopperTrak announced Tuesday that its Retail Traffic Index for the 2009 holiday shopping season revealed...

September 30, 2009

Simon Property Group said Tuesday it has been included in the Carbon Disclosure Project's “Carbon...

June 27, 2009

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its predictions for the 2010 hurricane...

December 11, 2008

While shoppers were out and about Black Friday weekend, they cut back on spending for...