September 22, 2015

Walmart has returned to its acquisitive ways in Silicon Valley with the purchase of PunchTab, a four-year old company with talent and technology to help the retailer’s Sam’s Club division better personalize offers.

September 21, 2015

After an initial public stock offering earlier this year, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings has added public company governance experience to its board with the appointment of Rue21’s top executive.

September 18, 2015

The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is reportedly planning to overhaul how it serves plus-size customers with a new in-store and online format called “The Boutique.” 

September 15, 2015

Best Buy is looking to keep its customers as connected as possible, with a little help from AT&T.

September 11, 2015

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, was named “Retailer of the Year” at the World Retail Awards gala dinner in Rome, Italy.

September 11, 2015

Kohl’s took what could be called a visionary approach to promoting and selling goods from its new Lauren Conrad designer collection online.

September 10, 2015

Cheryl Hughes has joined Andronico’s Community Markets as CFO. Recently appointed CEO Suzy Monford leads the all-female team.

September 9, 2015

Conn’s Inc. named a new CEO as part of a planned succession, and also announced it beat Wall Street expectations for profit in the second quarter.

September 4, 2015

Disney unleashed its considerable marketing prowess on Friday and retailers were hoping the company’s “force” would translate into big sales.

September 3, 2015

Apple is getting ready to unveil its next generation of store design — and the industry is already buzzing over the details.

September 3, 2015

Target Corp. has a new finance chief and executive VP. Cathy Smith officially joined the discounter on Sept. 1, coming from Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, where she was also CFO.

September 3, 2015

The National Retail Federation continues to turn up the heat on the Labor Department’s proposal to expand overtime pay. 

September 2, 2015

The International Council of Shopping Centers named a 26-year Deloitte veteran as the fourth individual to lead the global trade association in its 58-year history.

September 1, 2015

The Labor Department is not extending the comment period on the Obama administration’s proposal to expand overtime pay.

August 26, 2015

Chico’s FAS Inc. on Wednesday released better-than-expected second quarter sales and earnings and also announced it was selling off its Boston Proper specialty women’s apparel business.

August 25, 2015

Specialty apparel retailer The Children’s Place Inc. saw its net loss grow and net sales drop in a difficult second quarter of fiscal 2015.

August 24, 2015

Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson spoke with the industry veteran about her new position and Charming Charlie’s plans for the future.

August 24, 2015

Facebook and Twitter don’t have the power to move mountains (not yet anyway), but one thing is certain: Retailers are not only listening to the conversations going on out there about their brands, but, increasingly and when it makes brand-sense, acting on them. 

August 21, 2015

In honor of the enduring legacy of Capt. Quint, Chief Brody, Hooper and of course Bruce the shark, here are three lessons “Jaws” offers retail analytics professionals

August 20, 2015

Sam's Club is launching #SmallBizHelp, an interactive social campaign that offers expert advice on starting and running a business.

August 19, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza is getting ready for mobile communications.

August 18, 2015

At least a few shoppers reportedly received a substantial windfall as a result of a computer glitch at Bloomingdale’s.

August 17, 2015

Transwestern’s Chicago office announced it brokered the sale of Town Square of Schaumburg for an undisclosed amount to Tony’s Finer Foods.

August 13, 2015

It’s been a rough week for department stores.