February 23, 2015

A labor dispute that had reduced the 29 West Coast ports which handle close to half the consumer cargo in the U.S. down to 50%-60% capacity appears to be over.

February 18, 2015

The words “raising rates” are enough to elicit a face-in-palms reaction from any online retailer – especially when it comes to small parcel shipping. Yet, a different reaction may be in order as the United States Postal Service announces its intent to raise rates later this year.

February 17, 2015

Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, U.S. Department of Treasury, on Friday discussed next-generation retail payment technologies designed to protect the convenience and sense of trust consumers hold for what has become an increasingly digital marketplace with several industry leaders across the omnichannel supply chain at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.

February 13, 2015

Describing  cyberspace as the new "wild, wild West," President Barack Obama on Friday said that while everyone expects the government to be the sheriff, the private sector must do more to stop cyberattacks.

February 12, 2015

In a big loss for American Express, Costco Wholesale Club will no longer accept American Express cards at its U.S. stores starting on March 31, 2016, ending a 16-year-old exclusive relationship with the credit card giant.

February 11, 2015

President Obama is not pleased with how Staples and other large U.S. companies are handling employee health benefits.

February 10, 2015

The 2014 NFL season is over and teams have shifted focus from the Super Bowl to what’s next. This assessment requires a detailed examination of their rosters, where money was spent and what investments produced the desired outcome. It’s this same exercise that advertisers must do right now, especially those that dropped $4.5 million for a 30-second spot during the big game.

February 9, 2015

British women’s activewear brand Sweaty Betty plans to expand its presence in the United States.

February 9, 2015

Today in the U.S., e-commerce businesses are “more equal” than their brick-and-mortar peers. The Internet remains a tax-free zone, and the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) remains shelved in the House of Representatives.

February 5, 2015

U.S. retailers seeking to grow business with online shoppers across country borders should look to Canada, according to a report by Borderfree, a provider of international cross-border ecommerce solutions.

February 4, 2015

Academy Sports + Outdoors will celebrate the simultaneous opening of four stores in the Orlando, Florida, area in March.

February 2, 2015

Leading Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart is reportedly considering launching a $5 billion U.S. IPO.

February 1, 2015

Swedish fast-fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) is in full expansion mode.

January 27, 2015

Albertsons and Safeway announced on Tuesday that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the companies' proposed merger, which was announced on March 6, 2014.


January 26, 2015

The addition of a 53rd week in fiscal 2014 for its U.S. operations helped global grocery conglomerate Delhaize Group make up for disappointing results from its Belgium stores.

January 26, 2015

The addition of a 53rd week in fiscal 2014 for its U.S. operations helped global grocery conglomerate Delhaize Group make up for disappointing results from its Belgium stores.

January 21, 2015

U.S. companies are struggling to keep pace with their customers’ “always on” nature and greater use of digital channels.

January 21, 2015

One of the largest eyewear brands in Japan is entering the United States.

January 16, 2015

In reviewing Target’s troubled expansion into Canada, Kantar Retail breaks down the misfires into a finance-operations model:

January 13, 2015

Verifone announced that Delhaize America has selected Verifone’s multi-media, EMV and NFC-capable MX 925 payment terminals to enhance consumer engagement at the point of sale across all of Delhaize America’s U.S. locations.

January 12, 2015

Dunkin' Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced that in 2014 its U.S. franchisees opened a total of 422 net new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

January 12, 2015

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft, described as a growing problem that costs billions of dollars. Part of Obama’s proffered solution is requiring notification when consumer information is hacked.

January 5, 2015

Closing out the 2014 holiday shopping season, Internet retail traffic soared to new heights during the first weekend in January, according to Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Retail Index.

December 30, 2014

Global retail shrinkage improved by 4.8% last year, thanks to strengthened loss prevention efforts and general economic improvements.