January 12, 2015

The National Retail Federation announced that The Container Store chairman and CEO Kip Tindell has been elected chairman of the NRF board of directors and chairman of its executive committee, succeeding Stephen I. Sadove, retired chairman and CEO of Saks, Inc.

January 6, 2015

Leonard Lieberman, former chairman and CEO of Supermarkets General, which owns Pathmark, died at his home in Hoboken, N.J., on Jan. 2, according to an obituary on NJ.com.

January 5, 2015

Black Friday traditionally marks the first day of the holiday shopping season. During the most recent holiday season, millions of Americans have participated in the shopping frenzy, which according to CMO.com, accounts for nearly 40% of all annual sales.

December 22, 2014

Top commercial construction trends for 2015 include an increase in retail and restaurant ground-up construction and a rise in shopping mall renovations, according to national general construction firm  Englewood Construction.  

December 18, 2014

Top commercial construction trends for 2015 include an increase in retail and restaurant ground-up construction and a rise in shopping mall renovations, according to national general construction firm Englewood Construction.

November 25, 2014

For children on a long journey, the typical refrain is, “Are we there yet?” However, for retail IT practitioners and executives, the challenge is not in waiting to get “there,” but figuring out what “there” even is. The question for the IT journey on which retailers are now traveling can be more appropriately phrased as, “Where are we going?”

November 20, 2014

The Children’s Place Inc. has named Anurup Pruthi as senior VP and CFO, effective Dec. 1, 2014. He will report to Michael Scarpa, COO.

November 12, 2014

Chelsea Bagel, operating on West 14th Street for the past five years, has leased its second Manhattan location.

November 12, 2014

X Team International announced that partner Venture Commercial Real Estate completed the sale of two properties in Richardson, Texas and Waco, Texas, representing more than 150,000 sq. ft. of retail space. 

November 6, 2014

Simon broke ground Thursday on Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana, Arizona. The multi-million dollar project will feature more than 90 retailers, and is slated to open fall 2015.

November 4, 2014

In its 10th year, the Top Redevelopers survey continues to underscore the industry sea change from ground-up new-builds to redeveloping existing assets. Each year, the names of our Top Redevelopers may change, but their goals remain the same: maximize shopping center portfolios by keeping each asset current, vibrant and viable.

November 4, 2014

Modern retail is a global effort to provide consumers with the goods and services they need. Thanks to the charitable initiatives of RetailROI, that effort now includes such goods and services as clean water, schools and computers for children at risk around the world.

October 31, 2014

Englewood Construction’s restaurant and retail groups have recently broken ground on four projects, completed three projects and started work on one expansion project across the country.

October 30, 2014

EBay Inc. will offer Visa Qiwi Wallet as a payment option on EBay in Russia. Starting Nov. 5, all Russian EBay customers will be able to pay for their purchases with Visa Qiwi Wallet. 

October 21, 2014

Retail design guru Rodney Fitch, 78, died on Oct. 20 at his home in Wiltshire, England, following a battle with cancer. 

October 14, 2014

In a surprise announcement, Signet Jewelers Ltd., the largest jewelry retailer in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, said that its president and COO, Mark Light,  will take over as CEO on Nov. 1.

October 9, 2014

PM Realty Group announced that Jeff Rieger has been named general manager for The Shoppes at Chino Hills in Chino Hills, California.

October 9, 2014

Toys “R” Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director, Central Europe, responsible for the company’s operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites.

September 29, 2014

A federal judge has reportedly rejected an Aug. 29 settlement of a lawsuit over the pay received by co-CEO Michael Jeffries.

August 27, 2014

“It would be impossible to give someone in our business the power broker moniker unless they had demonstrated a high level of production, consistently over the long term — in both good and bad markets. It sounds easy, but it isn’t.” — John Cumbelich, principal with San Francisco Bay Area-based X Team partner John Cumbelich & Associates

August 21, 2014

Will Asian shoppers buy into the classic all-American look? Mid-level, U.S.-based casual apparel brands are hedging their bets that “preppy” rugby polos and chic velour track suits will entice Asia’s rapidly growing middle class to buy U.S. goods.

July 7, 2014

The heat is on — in more ways than one. While Target’s search for a new chief executive has been much in the news, the discounter is not the only big retailer on the hunt for a chief executive.

June 24, 2014

Every few years, a new term enters the retail IT industry lexicon and takes firm root, even though nobody can provide an actual, definitive meaning. The latest phrase to capture the imagination of retail technology practitioners without a standard, widely accepted definition is “omnichannel commerce.” While it is generally understood that omnichannel commerce is the practice of serving customers across all available physical and digital channels, the details are still vague.