July 23, 2015

Busy moms who need tooth wipes, or maybe more well-known baby items, have a new resource in Wal-Mart. 

July 23, 2015

Shoppers who frequent 24-hour Wal-Mart locations may want to double-check the opening and closing times.

July 22, 2015

New membership-based Jet.com officially took off into wide rollout on July 21, and initial pricing analysis shows it is flying beneath competitors Amazon.com and Wal-Mart when it comes to what customers are paying.

July 20, 2015

Let’s review three initial lessons the retail industry can learn from what some observers called the “summer Black Friday.”

July 13, 2015

It’s no secret that a big part of Wal-Mart’s strategy is to maintain its market share in the face of competition from Amazon.com, and maybe even steal some away.

July 2, 2015

Pinterest is rolling out its “Buyable Pins” feature, which allow consumers to purchase items directly from Pinterest visual displays, to users of its iPhone and iPad apps.

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

Facebook may not have anywhere near the retail sales volume of Wal-Mart, but in at least one important financial metric the social media network has overtaken Wal-Mart.

June 18, 2015

A former executive from Wal-Mart Stores has joined up with a real estate executive to expand New York City-based luxury home décor retailer Gracious Home.

June 2, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly raising wages for some employees in specialized departments beginning in July.

May 19, 2015

A new GS1 US standard offers a common approach for listing and classifying products across all e-commerce platforms.

April 30, 2015

This year’s Chain Store Age “10 Under 40” youthful overachievers — selected by nationwide search and nominations by colleagues — are intense, collaborative team-builders. Each talks about seeing, understanding and responding to the big picture — the whole forest. No one shies away from problems. They seek out big, creative challenges and work tirelessly until solutions emerge.This year’s group supports the broader industry, too. They are International Council of Shopping Center members, nationally and localy.

April 22, 2015

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club division is launching new, high-value services for small-business owners as it looks to differentiate itself from Costco while fending off competition from well-capitalized online startup Jet.com.

April 20, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly eliminating the position of zone manager in its stores as part of a plan to strengthen store managers that was first announced in February 2015.

April 13, 2015

Walton Enterprises LLC, the corporation which holds Wal-Mart stock for the Walton family, plans to sell off some of its ownership stake in the discount giant.

April 6, 2015

Wal-Mart is launching the spring “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign, a nationwide initiative inviting the public to take action in the fight against hunger. Working with food companies including Campbell’s, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft, and Unilever, Wal-Mart aims to donate up to $3 million to Feeding America based on customer participation in the #WeSparkChange social media challenge.

March 23, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected a request by Wal-Mart Stores to prevent shareholders from voting on a proposal to elect an independent board chairman at the retailer’s annual meeting in June.

March 20, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores has reached a settlement with the two children of James McNair, the comedian who was killed in the highway accident that also seriously injured comic and former “Saturday Night Live” performer Tracy Morgan, the Associated Press reported.

February 11, 2015

Phoenix area consumers have a new option for online grocery shopping, at least for now.

January 20, 2015

The restructuring of Wal-Mart’s senior executive ranks continues with the latest round of appointments involving some familiar leaders in new roles with curious titles, as well as some key resignations.

December 29, 2014

Minimum wage increases scheduled to take effect in 24 states and Washington, D.C. will affect employees at more than 1,400 Wal-Mart stores and 200 Sam’s Club stores in the U.S.

December 29, 2014

Wal-Mart is offering an online gift card exchange called CardCash.com that will offer consumers up to 97% of the face value of another retailer’s gift card in the form of a Wal-Mart e-gift card. 

December 16, 2014

 Wal-Mart Stores on Tuesday said that it might appeal the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ordered the discounter to pay $188 million to settle a class-action suit over worker pay.  

December 4, 2014

Walgreen Co. has named Linda Filler as president of retail products and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 1.