August 6, 2014

Uniqlo will make its Midwest debut in fall 2015, opening a flagship in downtown Chicago in fall 2015.

May 15, 2014

The winter of 2014 brought record cold and snow throughout North America and its impact on business and consumer spending were widespread and significant. How impactful was it? Well, for the S&P 500 companies, the word “weather” was mentioned in almost 200 earnings calls from January through March, which is a 81% increase compared to last year.

February 25, 2014

Starbucks is expanding its Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice to more than 360 corporate stores in the Chicago and greater Midwest areas.

December 20, 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle Retail has announced the expansion of its Midwest platform with the addition of Sylvia Payette as the new Midwest property management lead.

May 17, 2013

Nordstrom Inc. reported its first quarter net income fell a greater-than-expected 3%, hurt by weak demand for spring merchandise and softer performance in the Northeast and Midwest.

December 10, 2012

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announced that it has signed, through its wholly owned indirect subsidiary, Mac's Convenience Stores LLC, an agreement to acquire 29 stores, 25 stores are located in Illinois, three in Missouri and one in Oklahoma.

July 30, 2012

OrderMotion, a web-based platform for direct-to-consumer (D2C) campaign and order management, announced that Midwest consumer goods retailer Alco Stores selected OrderMotion's OMX platform as the back-office technology best suited to grow with its online volume demands while also leveraging its Magento eCommerce front-end system.

May 4, 2011

Luxury, e-commerce and apparel enjoyed strong growth in April and the restaurant category surpassed last month’s gains, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and services sales. Electronics and appliance sales registered declines.

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 13, 2011

New concepts remain the lifeblood of retail. A child- and mom-friendly apparel specialty store, two Canadian imports, an iconic 102-year-old brand and a Polish cosmetics giant are among the latest companies looking to make their mark on the nation’s retail scene. The five up-and-comers are profiled here.

November 14, 2010

Midwest department store operator Von Maur will enter the Atlanta market, taking over a fomer Belk’s space at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Ga.

December 17, 2008

Fresh Brands, which operates Piggly Wiggly supermarkets in Wisconsin, is changing its name to Piggly...

June 15, 2008

U.S. consumers are most loyal to Costco in the grocery, personal care and mass-merchandise categories,...

February 5, 2008

Cincinnati Macy's Inc. said Wednesday it will cut about 2,300 management jobs as the department...

October 16, 2007

Montvale, N.J., The...

October 16, 2005

Cincinnati, Federated Department...

January 19, 2005

Greensboro, N.C., Privately...