November 25, 2014

The fast-growing accessories retailer Charming Charlie is entering the New York City market in spring 2015. 

November 25, 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe is in a growth mode. The company, which was acquired in 2011 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, is entering new markets and opening locations across the country, from New York City to Las Vegas. It will end the year with 185 cafes (114 company-owned and 71 franchised). The company plans to more than double its U.S. footprint by 2017 through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.

November 10, 2014

Aaron's announced today that John W. Robinson III, executive VP of Aaron's and CEO of its Progressive Leasing unit, has been named CEO of Aaron's, effective Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

November 4, 2014

EarthWerks flooring has added an additional position for the company. Lindsey Nisbet will join as head of product development and marketing strategy. 

October 8, 2014

Gap Inc. announced that its chairman and CEO, Glen Murphy, will step down, effective February 1, 2015.

September 4, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Spencer Levy has been appointed Americas head of research.

August 21, 2014

Cushman & Wakefield announced that Michael Prabhu has joined the firm as the U.S. head of Property Management.

July 10, 2014

Kevin Mead, the former senior VP, director of Stores for The Children's Place, has joined the senior team at Aerosoles as executive VP, retail reporting directly to CEO Jules Schneider.

July 2, 2014

Same-day delivery start-up Deliv has appointed Jeff Helms as head of delivery operations.

June 24, 2014

EBay Inc. has appointed Craig Hayman as president of its eBay Enterprise business.

June 10, 2014

Kathy Daly-Jennings, who most recently served as head of industry, retail vertical for Google, has joined Havertys as senior VP, marketing. She will replace Thomas P. Curran, who will retire at the end of June 2014, and report to Richard D. Gallagher, executive VP, merchandising.

June 10, 2014

Joel Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.com., has left the online giant to assume the role of president at Five Below, which targets pre-teens and teens with trendy, extreme-value merchandise priced at $5 and below. Walmart has appointed Fernando Madeira, CEO of Walmart.com's Latin America unit, as the new head of Walmart.com. He will relocate from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to San Bruno, California, where Wal-Mart’s global e-commerce operation is based.

March 31, 2014

Macy's on Monday announced that chief merchandising officer Jeffrey Gennette has been named president of corporation, effectively immediately.

February 24, 2014

Adam Meshekow, former mobile brand marketing manager for Toys “R” Us Inc., is joining mobile media solutions provider Single Touch Systems Inc. as head of national retail sales.

January 14, 2014

Nicolas Franchet, head of e-commerce global vertical marketing at Facebook, said that compression of screen sizes as consumers switch to mobile devices is the biggest upcoming challenge retailers will face during a session titled “Data the Matters: The Future of Personalization” at the NRF 2014 Conference & Exposition on Sunday, Jan. 12.

January 7, 2014

On Nov. 4, 2013, a man with a rifle walked into a mall just before closing time and fired several shots into the air. The gunfire terrified shoppers at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., and sparked a massive police response, followed by a tense six hours as cops searched for the gunman and evacuated panicked employees and customers. The gunman eventually shot himself in the head in a secluded part of the 2.1 million-sq.-ft. mall.

October 17, 2013

Twitter has hired J.J. Hirschle, who directed media and entertainment advertising at Google, as its head of retail, according to various media reports.

September 11, 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle recently appointed senior VP Larry Kilduff, a 25-year industry veteran, as head of the firm’s Midwest Retail platform, which is based in Chicago.

August 28, 2013

Twitter has reportedly hired former Ticketmaster president Nathan Hubbard to take the new role of head of commerce.

July 25, 2013

While the mobile phone serves as a lens to a personalized store experience, moving forward, wearable technologies like Google Glass will take in-store personalization to the next level, Steve Arthur, head of retail industry for Google, told attendees at the Retailer Roundtable event, sponsored by digital gifting platform provider CashStar.

June 10, 2013

The Wet Seal announced today that retail veteran Lesli Gilbert has been appointed executive VP, stores and operations, effective immediately.

May 13, 2013

Toys "R" Us has appointed Antonio Urcelay, 61, the head of its European operations, as interim CEO, according to a filing the retailer made on Monday with the Securities and Exchange commission, The Record reported.

May 7, 2013

Robotics and smartphone app power Amazon vet's retail start-up

A Seattle-based retail start-up with an in-store backend robotic system and a smartphone app that rivals the convenience of an online shopping cart is generating big buzz these days. Founded and headed up by Nadia Shouraboura, former head of supply chain and fulfillment technologies for Amazon.com, Hointer combines the best of online and brick-and-mortar retailing to take the hassle out of shopping.