September 22, 2015

GroundFloor Development and Prescott Group announced plans for Saint Elmo, a $120 million mixed-use project in Austin, Texas.

September 16, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is questioning whether to use a broader definition of the term “joint employer,” a move that could bring sweeping changes to the restaurant and retail/wholesale franchisor model.

September 15, 2015

Taco Bell has developed a new store design and banner for the brand’s expansion into urban markets.

September 11, 2015

Five Walmart stores in central Florida are reportedly getting ready to serve the needs of hungry customers.

September 10, 2015

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a wage increase that will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York to $15 an hour.

September 3, 2015

Online pricing provider The Priceline Group is digging into the food service market.

September 1, 2015

The Fresh Market named a veteran food retailer who once led Food Lion as its new president and CEO.

August 31, 2015

The old-fashioned automat has been reborn as the nation’s first fully-automated, high-tech fast-food restaurant. 

August 26, 2015

The number of digitally distributed coupons for CPG brands on key websites received nourishment from food shoppers in the first half of 2015.

August 24, 2015

Supermarket anchors offer a wide range of products and services.

August 24, 2015

Start-up retailer LeanBox is offering a novel, high-tech solution to the problem of office workers who are too busy to go out and purchase healthy food for lunch.

August 13, 2015

A strong majority of Americans (72%) - crossing regional, political, generational, gender and income lines – believe the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is lower than it should be.

August 12, 2015

A new report from MSLGROUP and the Hartman Group is underscoring grocers’ need to appeal to millennial shoppers in unique ways.

July 28, 2015

Supervalu Inc. is considering spinning off its highly successful Save-A-Lot discount grocery chain into a separate company.

July 17, 2015

Groupon has acquired OrderUp, an on-demand online and mobile food ordering and delivery service operating in nearly 40 markets across the United States.

July 8, 2015

Albertsons Companies Inc., which became the second-largest grocery retailer in the United States after purchasing Safeway in January, is planning to return to public ownership with a major stock offering that has implications for trading partners and competitors.

July 7, 2015

In this, my 100th and final (except for an occasional contribution) Retail Rap, I wanted to tackle the big question: What’s next? Where is the retail industry — particularly brick-and-mortar — headed in the months and years ahead?

July 1, 2015

Customers are less satisfied with fast food as their discretionary income improves and preferences shift in favor of quality over price.

June 30, 2015

While the days of glamorous expatriate writers tramping across Europe are long gone, retailers are increasingly trying to recreate the atmosphere of seamless access to whatever your heart desires, via mobile devices and apps.

June 24, 2015

At the recent MIT CIO Symposium, Bryan Kirschner, director of the research/strategy organization Apigee Institute, and Jerry Wolfe, CEO and founder of food industry platform services provider Vivanda, participated in a panel discussion on consumer connectivity and engagement. Chain Store Age followed up with the two experts to ask a few more questions about engaging today’s connected customer.

June 23, 2015

Consumers are continuing to abandon national food, beverage and household brands. According to Deloitte's annual American Pantry Study of more than 354 brands across 34 product categories, nearly three in four (73%) consumer packaged goods (CPG) categories show an overall decline in their brands' "must-have" status, meaning that shoppers would purchase whether on sale or not.

June 19, 2015

Cypress Equities, the management company for Brookwood Village, announced its plans for updating the interior of the two-level shopping center that straddles the communities of Homewood and Mountain Brook.

June 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. said it plans to close all 23 La Boulange retail (bakery café) locations by the end of September, as well as the two baking facilities serving the locations.

June 10, 2015

Retail was the most compromised industry in 2014, making up 43% of breach investigations, according to a study by Trustwave that gathered data from 574 breach investigations the company conducted in 2014 across 15 countries.