August 24, 2015

Retailers open spaces dedicated to the connected home.

August 20, 2015

A one-time gain of $2.7 billion from the creation of its publicly-traded Seritage Growth Properties real estate investment trust (REIT) pushed Sears Holdings Corp, into the black for the first time since 2012.

August 7, 2015

Dollar General said James W. “Jim” Thorpe had rejoined the company as executive VP and chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. 

August 3, 2015

Sears Holdings Corp. is expecting to announce some rare good news about profits thanks to a real estate spinoff when it reports its second quarter results on Aug. 20.

July 23, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. is giving customers a voice via social media. 

July 21, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. is getting a little love from its hometown.

July 14, 2015

Sears Holdings has tapped a Gymboree exec as president.

July 8, 2015

Lowe's ranks highest in customer satisfaction with appliance retailers.

July 6, 2015

Sears Holding Corp. has met financial expectations for its new real estate investment trust (REIT) called Seritage Growth Properties.

July 2, 2015

Sears Canada’s loss is Barnes & Noble Inc.’s gain.

July 2, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. has named William (Will) A. Powell as CEO and president.

June 30, 2015

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced a key hire in marketing, and a promotion in merchandising.

June 26, 2015

Sears's new “Connected Solutions” flagship is located at The Shops at Tanforan, a shopping center in San Bruno, California.

June 25, 2015

Sears has opened a new connected home flagship store near Silicon Valley and Ryan Ciovacco, president of consumer electronics and connected solutions, spoke with Retailing Today about the major initiative.

June 25, 2015

Sears has opened a store in the heart of the Silicon Valley dedicated to smart technology products for the home.

June 25, 2015

While the Confederate flag has been an increasing source of controversy in recent years, retailers have long sold items featuring its image with no major outcry. But following the tragic shooting in Charleston, consumer sentiment against the “Stars and Bars” intensified to a degree that made selling Confederate flag-themed merchandise unacceptable to a large portion of the public within a few days.

June 23, 2015

In the wake of a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina church, major retailers are announcing that they will no longer sell merchandise featuring the Confederate flag in stores or online.

June 23, 2015

In the wake of a racially motivated mass shooting at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina church, major retailers are announcing that they will no longer sell merchandise featuring the Confederate flag in stores or online.

June 23, 2015

All good things must come to end — including, after nearly four years, my contributions to this column. “Retail Rap” will soon be forging on without me. This is the first of two final columns I’ll be contributing, and I’ll beg your indulgence if I wax nostalgic at times in this, column number 99, and in my last submission two weeks from now, Retail Rap number 100.

June 9, 2015

Sears Canada Inc. has closed a transaction to sell and leaseback three properties to Concord Pacific Group of Companies.

June 9, 2015

Sears Holding Group Inc. has filed a $1.57 billion subscription rights offering with the SEC for its real estate investment trust (REIT) known as Seritage Growth Properties.

June 8, 2015

A reduction in selling, general and administrative expenses helped Sears Holdings Corp. reduce its first quarter net loss even as its sales continued to slide.

June 5, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc. reported falling profits and sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

May 22, 2015

Online marketplace LivingSocial appointed Atul Kavthekar as CFO. He will join the company in June, and will report to president and CEO Gautam Thakar.