January 7, 2014

For upscale retailers, providing an intimate and responsive customer experience is even more critical than it is for more mainstream chains.

October 22, 2013

Two flukes in the calendar this year will challenge retailers when it comes to holiday revenues. Here is some advice from Bill Martin, founder of ShopperTrak, on how to maximize opportunities during the shorter selling season.

August 8, 2013

Chain Store Age sat down with Stephen L. Hittman, CEO, Crossroads Cos., to discuss best practices for developing supermarket-anchored centers. Here’s what he had to say:

June 24, 2013

George Zimmer, the founder of Men's Wearhouse Inc., resigned from the company board of directors on Monday, according to a letter he sent the board, which was obtained by Reuters.

May 7, 2013

In an era where brick-and-mortar retailers face increasing challenges from the Internet and a still slow recovery, they must rely on their real estate staff — particularly those under the age of 40 — more than ever before. These professionals, who bridge the "tried-and-true" methods of their mentors and the technology-driven next generation, are creating the stores, the shopping centers, the streets of today and tomorrow.

February 25, 2013

Leonard Riggio, founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble, has told the company’s board that he wants to make an offer for its retail business.

February 14, 2013

Richard Schulze, founder of Best Buy Co., may abandon a buyout bid and instead line up investors to take a minority position in the electronics retailer, Reuters reported.

December 13, 2012

A report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune said that Best Buy Co. founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer of $5 billion to $6 billion by the end of the week to buy the retailer.

July 30, 2012

Richard Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, is recruiting a team of managers to run the company should his attempt to take the company private be successful, according to a report by Bloomberg.

May 21, 2012

On Monday morning, RECon 2012, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual retail real estate convention in Las Vegas, kicks off with an expected 31,000+ attendees from around the globe.

January 13, 2012

Ron Eigenbrod, founder & CEO of Lightstat Inc., Pleasant Valley, Conn., died suddenly at his New Hartford home on Christmas Eve of a heart attack.

December 15, 2011

Davaco has acquired Ecoxera, an Austin, Texas-based retail sustainability consulting firm. Justin Doak, who is the founder of Ecoxera, will continue to serve as president.

May 31, 2011

Mom’s Organic Market has opened its seventh store, in Timonium, Md.

May 26, 2011

Bill Ackman, the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, has taken a “passive” stake in Family Dollar Stores, Bloomberg reported.

March 7, 2011

Ingles Markets announced Monday that its founder and CEO Robert P. Ingle died on Sunday at age 77.

February 14, 2011

Supermarket veteran Mike Gilliland, the founder, chairman and CEO of Sunflower Farmers Markets, was arrested after being charged in an undercover child-prostitution sting and has resigned, according to reports. Gilliland also was a founder of Wild Oats Market.

January 28, 2011

Men's Wearhouse said its president and COO, Douglas Ewert, will replace company founder George Zimmer as CEO in mid-2011.

January 5, 2011

Year-over-year retail sales increased 6.5% for the week ending Jan. 1, according to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate, while the company’s Retail Traffic Index (SRTI) reported foot traffic rose 4.1% for the same period.

December 29, 2010

Total GAFO retail sales for Christmas week (week ending Dec. 25) slipped 4.1% compared with last year, while the company’s retail traffic index (SRTI) reported a 6.8% total U.S. foot traffic decline for the same period, according to ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE).

December 21, 2010

Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate (NRSE) reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (12/18), or Super Saturday, increased a sharp 15.1% compared with last year, while the company’s retail traffic index (SRTI) reported a similar 10.1% total U.S. foot traffic uptick for the same period.

November 30, 2008

To say that Jeff Lubell has a passion for denim is an understatement.“I’ve always been...

October 31, 2008

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August 31, 2008

With touchscreen terminals at each table that allow patrons to play games, order food...

June 12, 2008

William Ackerman, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is a major stakeholder in Borders Group...