May 11, 2015

JLL is getting a big boost to its retail business by acquiring Wilson Retail Group, an independent retail brokerage and capital markets firm in Southern California.

May 11, 2015

Panera Bread Co. has named Drew Madsen president, effective May 11.

May 5, 2015

Privately held real estate development company Caruso Affiliated, has named Chris Baccus to senior VP, digital marketing.

May 4, 2015

Potbelly Corp. has promoted Julie Younglove-Webb as its new senior VP of operations. Younglove-Webb will oversee all aspects of company operations.

May 1, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is shuffling a number of key executives and also tinkering with its organizational structure.

April 30, 2015

Our fastest-growing acquirers bought fewer square feet than in 2013. But the deals may be even better.Editor’s Note: The 26th annual Chain Store Age survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers surveyed retail square footage purchased during the 2014 calendar year.Retail real estate acquisitions slowed in 2014. The year’s five Fastest-Growing Acquirers purchased approximately 10 million fewer square feet than the top five bought in 2013.That may be a deceptive observation.

April 30, 2015

Sean Claessen, executive VP strategy and executive creative director, Bond Brand Loyalty, spoke with Chain Store Age about how retailers can build customer relationships and loyalty in the era of omnichannel engagement.

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 30, 2015

When the International Council of Shopping Centers opens the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center on May 17 to retailers and shopping center attendees from around the globe, it will unveil a lineup of newly built, underway and redeveloped properties ripe for deal-making.Leasing interest at RECon 2015 is expected to be high, this despite naysayers who have predicted the demise of the shopping mall. Not likely, say those in the know.

April 28, 2015

J.C. Penney Company has named consumer marketing executive and board member Mary Beth West as executive VP and chief customer and marketing officer, effective June 1.

April 27, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced during its Annual Meeting, the election of new officers, four new executive committee members and five new board of directors member for the coming year.
 

April 20, 2015

Steve Rempel, who spent 35 years in a variety of executive positions at Safeway, has been named Rite Aid’s senior VP and CIO.

April 20, 2015

Staples said it has named Peter J. Scala as executive VP, merchandising, effective immediately. Scala will report to Demos Parneros, president, North American stores and online, and will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

April 16, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance is ahead of schedule in its synergy efforts since Walgreens and Boots officially merged in December 2014.

April 15, 2015

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has named Chris Hurt as COO. Hurt has more than 20 years of retail experience in senior leadership roles and most recently held the position of senior VP of North America at American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

April 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday reported quarterly earnings for the first time since the December 2014 merger of Walgreen Co. and Alliance Boots GmbH. The announcement included the news that the drug store retailer will close about 200 U.S. stores as part of its previously announced three-year, $1 billion cost-reduction plan.

April 6, 2015

Omnichannel solutions provider RichRelevance has hired Mahesh Tyagarajan, a former WalmartLabs executive, to serve as its chief product officer.

April 2, 2015

There’s been a change at the top at Saks Fifth Avenue. On Thursday, Saks parent company Hudson’s Bay Company announced that company veteran Marc Metrick, 41, is replacing Marigay McKee as president of Saks Fifth Avenue, effective April 2, 2015.

March 31, 2015

PetSmart Inc. has named six new executives to its senior leadership team.  The additions reflect the first major hires by PetSmart’s newly installed president and CEO, Michael Massey.

March 26, 2015

Fred's Super Dollar has announced several key management changes, including the appointment of Walgreens veteran Bryan Pugh as chief merchandising and marketing officer.

March 12, 2015

Dollar General announced Thursday that David Tehle, executive VP and CFO, will retire from Dollar General effective July 1, 2015.

March 6, 2015

If you’re going to create an agenda, it may as well be an ambitious one. And the “Greatness Agenda” being pursued by Kohl’s Corp. is certainly that.

February 27, 2015

JLL announced the expansion of its retail team with the addition of Bill Moston.

February 17, 2015

A majority of business websites are not ready for prime time, at least when it comes to global commerce.