August 25, 2015

Washington, D.C., is best known as the nation’s capital – but it’s also a college town with more than 20 colleges and universities within the city limits alone.

August 24, 2015

Supermarket anchors offer a wide range of products and services.

August 20, 2015

Walgreens and Providence Health & Services are entering a strategic clinical collaboration that plans to bring up to 25 new retail clinics to Oregon and Washington. 

August 17, 2015

West Coast regional grocer Haggen is scaling back some highly ambitious growth plans.

August 17, 2015

West Coast regional grocer Haggen is scaling back some highly ambitious growth plans.

August 6, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company has entered its 15th Latin America market.

August 6, 2015

Thrift shop customers appreciate the deep savings, but most of them do not shop out of necessity.

August 5, 2015

Retail and brand consultancy Fitch has announced a new senior appointment in North America.

July 31, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is making good on its pledge to spur job growth among “opportunity youth,” or young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t have jobs and aren’t in school.

July 17, 2015

Ever wondered what a 15-story-tall Instagram post would look like? Well, thanks to Nordstrom, the waiting is over.

July 14, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is expanding its already extensive global footprint.

June 11, 2015

Retail Properties of America, Inc. has closed on the acquisition of Woodinville Plaza located in the Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

June 8, 2015

My latest retail IT-related travels took me to the Retail Experience Center at Microsoft headquarters (in Redmond, Washington), where I toured a simulated shopping mall environment that demonstrated a variety of innovative ways the company is using technology to enhance customer engagement for retailers.   Here are the three most interesting solutions from that visit:

June 4, 2015

Microsoft Corp. recently held a press tour of its Redmond, Washington campus that included briefings on the future of technology.

June 4, 2015

Microsoft Corp. recently held a press tour of its Redmond, Washington campus that included briefings on the future of technology.

May 28, 2015

Two leases have been signed for ground-floor retail space at The Foundry in Ames, Iowa, including Starbucks.

May 14, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is denying reports that hackers illegally gained entry into accounts of some users of its mobile app.

May 12, 2015

One month after Starbucks and Arizona State University announced the expansion of a benefit to pay for employees’ college education, more than 1,800 have signed up, with more than 2,200 total.

May 1, 2015

Curbside pickup is easy, and so is texting. Combine them, and you have the supreme convenience of a new service Nordstrom is piloting in 20 stores, including its flagship in downtown Seattle, according to various media reports.

April 14, 2015

Toms and Whole Foods Market grabbed the top spots in a survey of the most socially responsible companies by marketing consultancy Good Must Grow.

April 7, 2015

Japanese retailer Uniqlo continues its U.S. expansion with plans to open its first-ever stores in the Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

March 20, 2015

Starbucks Corp. remains highly bullish on expansion.  In remarks at the company’s annual shareholders meeting, the coffee giant revealed that over the next five years it plans to open 3,500 locations in its Americas region and 8,000 new stores in foreign markets.

March 10, 2015

American innovation has been heading west since the development of the extra-durable Conestoga wagon in the 1700s.

February 20, 2015

Starbucks has launched its Evenings Program in the U.K., offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers.