December 19, 2014

The management shakeup continues at RadioShack Corp. 

December 19, 2014

With 2014 almost over, the looming question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether holiday sales managed to live up to the (mostly) positive holiday forecasts from analysts and retail organizations. 

December 16, 2014

Struggling consumer electronics retailer RadioShack Corp. has named Carlin Adrianopoli, a consultant with strategic advisory and interim management services firm FTI Consulting, as its new interim CFO. Adrianopoli replaces Alix Partners managing director Holly Etlin, who was named interim CFO in September 2014 to replace previous CFO John Feray after he resigned.

December 12, 2014

The massive cost cutting plan outlined on Thursday, Dec.11, by RadioShack is likely not sufficient to forestall a restructuring of the company's debt in the near term, according to Fitch Ratings.

December 11, 2014

On Thursday RadioShack reported a wider-than-expected third-quarter loss and detailed cost costs that include staff reductions and more store closings to boost earnings by some $400 million annually.

December 10, 2014

During the second week of the holiday shopping season (Dec. 1-7), smartphone and tablet shoppers were especially generous spenders. 

December 8, 2014

Shack Corp. on Monday denied that it  defaulted on a loan from its term lenders—Salus Capital Partners and Cerberus Capital Management—less than a week after the chain initially disputed the allegations as “wrong and self-serving,” the Wall Street Journal reported.

December 3, 2014

Brand-building expert and consultant Denise Lee Yohn has released her annual outlook for the year,  “Brands to Watch in 2015.” Here are her top five picks.

December 3, 2014

More than half (58%) of shoppers who use mobile devices say they prefer to look up information on their devices while shopping, rather than talk to store employees – especially among men and shoppers aged 25-44 - according to a new by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

December 2, 2014

Online sales for the total “Cyber Five” five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday rose 20.6% from the same period in 2013.

December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday online sales were up 8.7% as of 3 p.m. EST over the same period on Cyber Monday 2013, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.

December 1, 2014

 Online sales were up 17% on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, compared to the same weekend in 2013, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. 

December 1, 2014

iPhone users were more valuable than Android users ($97 to $91 average market basket) during Thanksgiving weekend but Android tablet users were more valuable than iPad ($105 to $102). 

November 21, 2014

It’s going to be a very good holiday for consumer electronics purchases, according to a survey by IHS Inc., with seven out of 10 U.S. consumers (68%) planning to buy consumer electronics during the 2014 holiday season. 

November 20, 2014

Best Buy on Thursday reported unexpectedly strong and better-than-expected profit and sales for the third quarter, gaining new momentum as it heads into the holiday shopping season. 

November 19, 2014

Apple is expanding its Apple Pay across hundreds of supermarkets.  

November 18, 2014

Researching and browsing gifts on mobile far outranks purchasing items (whether at home or in a competitor’s store), and even coveted millennial shoppers are heading to the store or laptop to complete major purchases, according to a study by RichRelevance.

November 14, 2014

RadioShack's Fix It Here! same-day mobile repair service is now available in 30 stores in the Houston area, adding to 650 stores already in play and plans to roll the service out to 750 stores by year end.

November 13, 2014

Ramping up for Black Friday, Amazon increased its product listings by 43% in the third quarter of 2014, adding four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than it did in the entire first half of 2014.

November 13, 2014

Panasonic has unveiled a pop-up store in New York City's Union Square area featuring a collection of Panasonic's latest consumer products from the home, adventure, imaging, entertainment and beauty categories for shoppers planning their holiday gift-giving.

November 12, 2014

RadioShack Corp. is reportedly placing a midday break into its previously planned all-day store hours for Thanksgiving.

November 11, 2014

Samsung Electronics and SAP SE are partnering to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries, including an integrated payments solution.

October 31, 2014

Canadian consumer electronics retailer Future Shop, a subsidiary of Best Buy, will open its third small-format store, in Cornwall, Ontario, in November.