June 30, 2015

E-commerce infrastructure and cybersecurity initiatives. HVAC equipment upgrades and energy management systems. These days, retail CFOs must allocate capital expenditures to an ever-growing list of components — not all visible to the public but critical to corporate health.

October 27, 2014

In their quest to lead healthier lifestyles, consumers’ demand for healthy, fresh foods is at an all-time high, as is their fresh food spending at traditional supermarkets.

November 27, 2013

One of the most significant trends in customer engagement over the past several years is the rise of social media outside marketing and inside customer service.

October 3, 2013

Different developers look at mixed-use in different ways. One developer will look for trade areas that provide solid demand for retail, residential, office and perhaps other uses. The goal is to create developments where no single use dominates the others.

Still other developers gauge the demand for various uses and adjust the use offerings to match demand. In such cases, one use may dominate the center.

The Trademark approach to demand

February 6, 2013

President Obama has selected Sally Jewell, president and CEO of Recreational Equipment Inc., to lead the Interior Department, White House officials said.

November 14, 2012

By Shane Kavanagh and Tricia Downing, FRCH Design Worldwide

April 17, 2012

Solid-state lighting took center stage at the SPECS Sustainability session, “LEDs: Perception and Reality.”

Speaker Leigh Savage, national accounts manager, GE Lighting, debunked many of the myths that surround LED lighting. They included:

• LEDs produce no heat at all. FALSE

• LEDs are more efficient than any other light source. NOT NECESSARILY.

• LEDs are still too expensive to use in retail applications. FALSE

October 24, 2011

When the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) was launched three years ago, its goal was to raise awareness of — and develop solutions for — orphans and other vulnerable children around the globe. Fast forward to 2011, and the charitable foundation, which is made up of IT-focused retail executives, consultants and vendors, remains laser-focused on its mission. Leveraging the power and influence of retailers, RetailROI is changing for the better the lives of vulnerable children globally.

April 13, 2008

Wal-Mart, the largest seller of firearms in the country, is striking a deal with New...

September 30, 2007

From supermarkets to...

September 30, 2007


March 31, 2007

For her birthday last October, my mother received a fur jacket from Nordstrom. As an...

February 28, 2007

When AOL Instant Messager first hit the Web in the mid-1990s, a friend of mine...

February 28, 2007

When AOL Instant Messager first hit the Web in the mid-1990s, a friend of mine...

February 28, 2007

Much to Ultimate Electronics’ delight, shoppers spent $20.1 billion on consumer electronics and appliances during...