September 3, 2015

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

September 1, 2015

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

July 9, 2015

Target Corp. is putting a spotlight on how the “Internet of Things“(IoT) will transform consumers’ homes and lives.

July 7, 2015

In this, my 100th and final (except for an occasional contribution) Retail Rap, I wanted to tackle the big question: What’s next? Where is the retail industry — particularly brick-and-mortar — headed in the months and years ahead?

July 6, 2015

July is often a slow-paced month for consumers, but is seeking to change that.

June 26, 2015

Allen Edmonds, the 93-year-old premium men’s shoe brand, is embracing the digital age.

June 17, 2015

Denny’s is partnering with 20th Century Fox on an omnichannel promotion for the upcoming movie “Fantastic Four.”

June 3, 2015

Walmart U.S. on Wednesday announced that it is making a small but “significant” change to its employee name badges as part of its renewed commitment to associates.

February 27, 2015

Gap Inc. is looking to add a little pink magic to its product design — and is bringing back a company veteran to do it.

February 24, 2015

Target Corp. reportedly thinks having a range of organic products matters.

February 17, 2015

Most readers would agree that Internet brand retailing is all about maximizing traffic to a given site, converting site visits to sales and getting buyers to come back and buy more. That’s one of the paybacks on the hefty investments they make in online marketing.

December 23, 2014

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

December 18, 2014

Kohl’s Department Stores has gotten in on the non-stop holiday shopping action by promoting itself as the place to be for “A Sale So Big We’re Open Non-Stop” beginning 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24. 

December 16, 2014

TGI Fridays has been getting a lot of attention for its holiday “Mobile Mistletoe” promotion, and not all of it has been for the right reasons.

November 3, 2014

Ridge Hill, the Forest City Ratner-owned regional shopping and entertainment destination in Westchester, N.Y., will be the launchpad for DreamWorks Animation’s “North Pole Adventure,” a first-of-its-kind experience that blends storytelling and cutting-edge technology—taking families on an interactive journey that starts with Shrek and ends with a personal visit with Santa.

October 29, 2014

Online footwear retailer Zappos is ranked the simplest brand in the U.S. And that’s a good thing.

September 26, 2014

Uniqlo is partnering with DOOB, a global provider of 3D technology-based products and services, on an interactive holiday campaign called the “Selfless Selfie Project.

March 26, 2014

Coming off a disappointing 2013, Toys “R” Us unveiled a strategic plan to position the company for profitable growth in the future.

March 18, 2014

Target Corp. will reportedly promote items for sale during an episode of the TV show “Cougar Town” the evening of Tuesday, March 18, with viewers having the option of directly purchasing them via second screen.

November 4, 2013

In August, women’s specialty apparel retailer Coldwater Creek, which operates 402 stores in 47 states, announced it had landed Deborah Cavanagh as its new chief marketing officer. She is charged with leading the multichannel brand’s marketing and creative services. One of Cavanagh’s first orders of business? To re-engage the Coldwater Creek core customer, as well as connect with new ones.

October 3, 2013

Demand for American brands around the globe is getting bigger every day. There are currently more than 2 billion prospective global customers, and about 25% of the traffic from U.S. retail sites comes from international shoppers, according to industry experts, with Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia and Hong Kong currently the top international markets for U.S. retailers.

January 3, 2013

In the first installment of its new Case Study series, CSA Online offered an insider’s look at the conception and initial rollout of the southern Calif.-based fast-casual concept PizzaRev. Likened to “the Chipotle of pizza,” this innovative chain lets customers choose from an artisanal array of toppings to craft their own pizzas. Using a 900-degree, stone-hearth oven, pizzas are ready in about three minutes, all at a cost of less than $8 per pie.

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