December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree; the vote is now slated for Jan. 22, and analysts say this could bode well for a potential deal with industry giant Dollar General.

December 23, 2014

Macy’s knows the holiday spirit doesn’t suddenly fade on Dec. 26. 

December 23, 2014

 Jill Puleri will join Oracle Corp. as senior VP and general manager, Oracle Retail. 

December 23, 2014

Business accelerator Plug and Play Tech Center and Simon Properties are hosting an event, “Silicon Valley Retail CMO Summit 2015,” Feb. 4-6, 2015 at Plug and Play’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. 

December 23, 2014

Guitar Center has chosen retailing veteran Darrell Webb to be the company's new president and CEO.

December 23, 2014

The weekend of Dec. 20-21, which included “Super Saturday” (the last Saturday before Christmas) saw the highest daily back-to-back Internet traffic from online consumer retail shopping activity since tracking began before the Thanksgiving weekend. 

December 23, 2014

The Mall at University Town Center, located in Sarasota, Florida, and owned by Taubman, has launched a free app designed to make shopping easier and more personalized. 

December 22, 2014

Belk Inc. has renewed an agreement with EBay Enterprise to provide multi-site customer support to scale with Belk’s continual growth. 

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 22, 2014

Checking the Yellow Pages for various types of information is a time-honored tradition, but now consumers can use the mobile version to find products. 

December 22, 2014

Home décor superstore retailer At Home has appointed Jennifer Warren as its new chief marketing officer. 

December 22, 2014

For the second year in a row, Safeway Inc. has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

December 22, 2014

U.K.-based discount retailer Poundworld is embarking on an IT overhaul with global retail IT services provider PCMS to support its long-term growth plans.

December 19, 2014

Family-owned and operated jeweler Betteridge’s is relocating to a new flagship position at 239 Greenwich Avenue -- a corner location that is now at the hub of activity and is considered one the crown jewels of Greenwich, Connecticut’s shopping destination.

December 19, 2014

Amazon.com is partnering with retail shopping app provider Ibotta Inc. to enable Amazon shoppers to receive additional cash back on a range of products purchased directly on Amazon.com.

December 19, 2014

 Asics American has opened a 4,000 sq.-ft. store in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. 

December 19, 2014

Celebration Pointe, a 125-acre mixed-used development in the heart of Gainesville, has secured a $12 million State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan and $34 million in Community Development District (CDD) bonds. Celebration Pointe partner Ralph Conti made the announcement.

December 19, 2014

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index reached its highest point since November 2013, rising to 4.5 from 4 the prior month. 

December 19, 2014

 DLC Management Corporation announced its latest acquisition: The Shoppes at South Hills, a 518,000-sq.-ft. grocery-anchored power center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

December 19, 2014

The New Year is looking very happy for EBay CEO John Donahoe and CFO Bob Swan. 

December 19, 2014

Over half (57%) of retail respondents have an energy/building management system installed, according to an annual survey by energy and sustainability management  company Ecova.

December 19, 2014

The Finish Line Inc. reported an 11% improvement in net income during the third quarter of fiscal 2014, rising to $2.58 million from $2.32 million. 

December 19, 2014

Pier 1 Imports Inc. met Wall Street expectations with a 33% year-over-year decline in profits during the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

December 19, 2014

The industry will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year, with  $3.8 billion accounted to this holiday season alone, up slightly from last year’s $3.4 billion.