June 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. said it plans to close all 23 La Boulange retail (bakery café) locations by the end of September, as well as the two baking facilities serving the locations.

March 20, 2015

Starbucks Corp. remains highly bullish on expansion.  In remarks at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, the coffee giant revealed that over the next five years it plans to open 3,500 locations in its Americas region and 8,000 new stores in foreign markets.

June 24, 2014

Unlike most consumers, the retail industry doesn’t take a holiday in the summer. As we head into July, three very different retail companies are very much in the news. One has the industry all abuzz over who will be its next chief, while another has launched a pioneering employee initiative. And the newly appointed chief of the third wants to turn a cult L.A. brand into a global powerhouse. I’m fascinated by all three:

April 4, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company reaffirmed its commitment to accelerate growth in Southeast Asia, announcing plans to open 100 stores in Indonesia over the next three years and another 100 stores in the Philippines over the next four years.

December 6, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. announced accelerated global growth plans that include opening at least 1,500 stores in the United States during the next five years.

October 4, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. founder and CEO Howard Schultz said his company plans to add 1,000 stores in the U.S. in the next five years, according to a Bloomberg report.

August 21, 2012

Forty-five percent of customers shopping in-store at bricks-and mortar-locations will walk out and complete their purchase online for a discount as low as 2.5%, according to new showrooming research from GroupM Next.

December 15, 2010

A survey released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation found that aggressive holiday sales drew shoppers a little earlier this year, but many shoppers still have half their purchasing yet to do.

August 23, 2010

Fast-fashion retailers provide shoppers with the latest trends that, in many cases, are in one...

January 13, 2009

Apple Inc.'s CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday he is taking a medical leave of absence...

December 2, 2008

ShopperTrak reported that the start to the critical holiday shopping season got off to a...

August 12, 2008

In a move to drive growth and profitability, Tween Brands Inc. said Tuesday it will...

July 15, 2008

Au Bon Pain announced Tuesday that it has plans to add a total of 100...

November 6, 2007

London, Marks and...

June 30, 2007

“Don’t you ever get tired of retailing?” is a question I get asked all the...