June 1, 2015

The chief economist for the National Retail Federation on Monday released his Monthly Economic Review and the good news is that the gloomy economic indicators seen during the first half of the year will give way to brighter opportunities for economic growth during second half of year.

September 26, 2014

With the retail CFO’s role evolving so quickly in the last few years, what changes will the future bring? Look for CFOs to be hired from outside the company, oversee more divisions and spend significant time overseas in an increasingly global retail world.

The finance function, of course, will continue to be critical, especially for public companies.

June 24, 2014

More strategic. That’s how Greg Esgar, CFO of Massage Envy Spa, the nation’s largest therapeutic massage chain, sums up the evolving role of today’s CFO. Esgar joined the Scottsdale, Arizona-based business as financial chief in 2004, two years after it was founded. As part of the executive team, he helped spur the company’s growth from 17 locations to its present total of nearly 1,000 sites in 49 states. With its membership-based, monthly-fee business model, Massage Envy Spa eschews the luxury amenities and high prices of traditional day spas.

September 17, 2013

Starbucks Corp. said that Troy Alstead, CFO and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to CFO and group president, Global Business Services.

August 13, 2013

Sterne Agee chief economist Lindsey M. Piegza comments on July retail sales gain of 0.2%:

November 30, 2011

Trans World Entertainment Corp. announced it has named Tom Seaver as CFO, effective immediately.

May 25, 2011

Optimism about economic expansion is on the rise among senior finance executives in the United States and around the rest of the globe, according to the annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.

November 15, 2010

A report released Monday by the Commerce Department said that retail sales beat expectations for October, climbing 1.2% and representing the biggest gain since March.

March 22, 2010

A report released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs said...

January 25, 2010

A report released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs said...

October 26, 2009

The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs released a report Tuesday showing chain...

October 5, 2009

A survey released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs reported...

December 2, 2008

Christopher & Banks Corp. said Wednesday CFO Andrew Moller has resigned and Michael Lyftogt will...

November 30, 2008

Of all the lousy news in my e-mail inbox lately, one nasty tidbit stood...

September 23, 2008

The Nu-Era Group, a global supplier of retail fixtures and displays, has named Stan Heidmann...

July 29, 2008

The CFO at The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. resigned Tuesday after less than a...

April 8, 2008

Retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. said Tuesday it promoted Stephanie Bowman to the CFO post. Bowman...

March 18, 2008

Michaels Stores announced that Jeffrey Boyer, president and CFO, will resign effective April 4....

March 10, 2008

Sally Beauty Holdings announced Tuesday that senior VP and CFO David L. Rea has resigned,...

July 24, 2005

Indianapolis, Marsh Supermarkets...