June 21, 2017

The grocery wars have been on for some time, but things are heating up. Last week, discount grocer Aldi announced plans to open 900 additional stores in the U.S., while low-cost grocery store Lidl made its stateside debut. 

June 21, 2017

The recent announcement that Amazon intends to purchase Whole Foods Market has the retail and grocery store industry reeling as traditional grocers assess the near and long-term impact that the online giant’s much larger position in the marketplace may have.

June 20, 2017

Apparel is at a tipping point. E-commerce currently accounts for 17%-20% of total apparel sales in the U.S. 

June 19, 2017

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market is sending shock waves through the world of grocery retail. 

June 19, 2017

Reading business news and talking to retailers, I often hear about marketers’ disappointment in not reaching their email marketing goals.

June 19, 2017
It may only be mid-June, but retailers nationwide are already eyeing their share of almost $800 billion in estimated back-to-school sales.
June 17, 2017
The food retail industry has been flush with big mergers lately, but today’s stunner has no precedent.
 
June 16, 2017
The retail sector is used to change, but every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those.
 
June 14, 2017

The actions this week by two state attorneys general over the constitutionality of President Trump’s overseas business dealings are a reminder of the role attorneys general play and how, in other circumstances critical to our business models and industry, they can have a seriously negative impact.

June 12, 2017

Lidl makes its long-awaited U.S. debut on June 15, opening the first three of 20 stores it plans to open this summer across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

June 12, 2017

Retail has historically been one of the most technically advanced industries, particularly in warehouses and the last mile. 

June 8, 2017
Approximately 80% of low-income households will not opt for Amazon's new discounted Prime program. 
 
June 8, 2017
Greg Portell, lead partner in the retail practice of A.T. Kearney, a global strategy and management consulting firm, answers a few questions regarding the news that Nordstrom may go private. 
June 7, 2017

The brick-and-mortar retail landscape is changing. Many traditional enclosed malls are closing or reinventing themselves.

June 5, 2017

In today’s digital world, creativity is just one skill needed for commercial success in the fashion industry.

June 5, 2017
Walmart recently announced a pilot program where its associates would be given the option to deliver online orders on their way home from work. 
 
May 30, 2017
The growth of e-commerce and the increasing emphasis on delivery speed as well as pick-up services for retail goods will likely precipitate a convergence of industrial distribution and retail real estate. 
 
May 30, 2017

For retail professionals, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Spring RECon Convention in Las Vegas is the highlight of the year. 

May 30, 2017

As retail operators return to work this week after what was hopefully a busy Memorial Day weekend for them, they should be encouraged by some rare good news out of Washington, D.C. 

May 24, 2017
Although overall sales at Lowe's increased by double digits, the somewhat softer comparable numbers and the decline in net income have taken a little of the shine off first quarter performance.
 
May 18, 2017

Although Walmart is an old-school retailer, it is not afraid to learn new tricks and to shift its thinking. 

May 17, 2017

At headline level, Target's results are a lot better than feared.

May 17, 2017
This year, consumer spending for Mother's Day was on pace to reach a record high.
 
May 15, 2017
Regardless of how volatile the retail landscape is, brands must remain focused on driving customer engagement — especially if they want to survive.