July 1, 2015

It’s often said that companies must spend money to make money, and this is true of investments in energy efficiency. The key to securing resources for capital expenditures is using data to create a business case for the investment, which can identify anomalies or outliers in resource expenses across the chain.

One example of using data to help make the case for efficiency investments is Saks Fifth Avenue, which leveraged energy data to ring up $500,000 in energy savings.

June 29, 2015

Historically, the retail industry has collectively been perceived as technology laggards. For years, thin margins and large investor expectations combined to force conservative technology and operations budgets on retailers.

June 11, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Co. swung a net loss of $54 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net earnings of $176 million in the year-ago period. 

June 11, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Co. swung a net loss of $54 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 from net earnings of $176 million in the year-ago period. 

June 9, 2015

Lands' End announced the appointments of two retail veterans to its executive team which is led by newly appointed CEO Federica Marchionni.

June 9, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open a store at Christiana Fashion Center in Christiana, Delaware, in October.

June 9, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open a store at Christiana Fashion Center in Christiana, Delaware, in October.

May 26, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first metro downtown store, on Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

May 26, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first metro downtown store, on Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

May 6, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th has announced its first three store locations in Canada as it prepares to enter the Canadian marketplace next year.

May 6, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th has announced its first three store locations in Canada as it prepares to enter the Canadian marketplace next year.

April 30, 2015

Major shopping center openings in 2014 beg the question, “Are we back on track?”Last year may be the first 365-day period since the Great Recession that there is enough new shopping center space to crow about.Chain Store Age’s annual development survey — spanning 26 years — reported pretty spotty new-build efforts from 2009 to 2013, but in 2014 some significant projects opened.

April 16, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue has named Tracy Margolies as chief merchant, effective May 11, 2015.

April 16, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue has named Tracy Margolies as chief merchant, effective May 11, 2015.

April 10, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first store in Los Angeles County, in the Beverly Connection shopping center in Beverly Hills California.

April 10, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open its first store in Los Angeles County, in the Beverly Connection shopping center in Beverly Hills California.

April 7, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Company’s net profit in the fourth quarter jumped to C$111 million (USD $88.9 million) from C$37 million, in the year-ago period, helped by strong digital sales, the successful integration of Saks Fifth Avenue and the strong U.S. dollar.

April 7, 2015

Hudson’s Bay Company’s net profit in the fourth quarter jumped to C$111 million (USD $88.9 million) from C$37 million, in the year-ago period, helped by strong digital sales, the successful integration of Saks Fifth Avenue and the strong U.S. dollar.

April 2, 2015

There’s been a change at the top at Saks Fifth Avenue. On Thursday, Saks parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced that company veteran Marc Metrick, 41, is replacing Marigay McKee as president of Saks Fifth Avenue, effective April 2, 2015.

April 2, 2015

There’s been a change at the top at Saks Fifth Avenue. On Thursday, Saks parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced that company veteran Marc Metrick, 41, is replacing Marigay McKee as president of Saks Fifth Avenue, effective April 2, 2015.

March 9, 2015

Simon is further elevating its signature Houston Galleria by investing in a $30 million renovation of the luxury wing in addition to adding a new Saks Fifth Avenue flagship, 110,000 sq. ft. of new retail space, and a 14,000-sq.-ft. freestanding retail building.

March 9, 2015

Simon is further elevating its signature Houston Galleria by investing in a $30 million renovation of the luxury wing in addition to adding a new Saks Fifth Avenue flagship, 110,000 sq. ft. of new retail space, and a 14,000-sq.-ft. freestanding retail building.

February 13, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue will open its first store in Puerto Rico on March 26.

February 13, 2015

Saks Fifth Avenue will open its first store in Puerto Rico on March 26.