April 17, 2015

The quest to offer greater levels of customer convenience has seen a growing number of U.S. retailers experiment with flexible fulfilment methods, including click and collect, which offers shoppers the opportunity to pick up online orders from a store.

April 16, 2015

 Meijer is the latest retailer to test out curbside pickup of online orders.

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

New concepts are the lifeblood of retailing. Here are six new stores — three homegrown formats and three imports — that are currently in the works:

April 15, 2015

Plug and Play brings together retailers and start-ups that offer specific technology and expertise that can relieve merchants’ pain points. Chain Store Age’s Customer Disruption newsletter provides a Q&A with the CEO of one of those companies in each issue. This time, the spotlight is on Arie Shpanya of Wiser.

April 15, 2015

Plug and Play brings together retailers and start-ups that offer specific technology and expertise that can relieve merchants’ pain points. Chain Store Age’s Customer Disruption newsletter provides a Q&A with the CEO of one of those companies in each issue. This time, the spotlight is on Arie Shpanya of Wiser.

April 15, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association has released the 2015 Retail Sustainability Management Maturity Matrix, a tool for retail sustainability executives to identify possible pathways to strong environmental sustainability programs. The Matrix, co-developed by RILA and Deloitte Consulting LLP, represents the collective knowledge of many industry experts as to leading sustainability management practices.

April 15, 2015

Opt-in rates among consumers for push notifications from retail apps are on the decline. A new study from Urban Airship shows that average opt-in rates for retail apps fell to 37% in 2014, compared to 46% in 2013.

April 14, 2015

CBRE has announced that LeDonna Spongberg, a retail leasing professional, has joined the company’s Phoenix office as a first VP.

April 14, 2015

Heslin Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of West Central Plaza Shopping Center, a retail property located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

April 14, 2015

Ceramic tiles are no longer limited to 8x8 or 12x12 sizes; industry-leading innovator StonePeak designs tile in 48-inch sizes, all the up to 5 ft. x 10 ft., with potentially larger sizes to come.

April 13, 2015

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail e-commerce sales totaled over $304 billion in 2014, up 15.4% from the prior year. Also, eMarketer predicts that U.S. retail e-commerce sales will total approximately $350 billion in 2015.

April 13, 2015

According to the U.S. Commerce Department, retail e-commerce sales totaled over $304 billion in 2014, up 15.4% from the prior year. Also, eMarketer predicts that U.S. retail e-commerce sales will total approximately $350 billion in 2015.

April 13, 2015

Stuart Weitzman Holdings announced that Alyssa Mishcon has joined as president, global retail. Mishcon will oversee all aspects of the global retail business including customer experience and relationship management, strategic operations development, merchandising and international retail growth.

April 13, 2015

A majority (66%) of U.S. consumers expect to receive a tax refund this year, according to a consumer survey sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

April 13, 2015

New technology innovations pop up in retail all the time. The Amazon Dash button made a splash on April Fools Day, and before the end of the month Apple Watch will offer consumers a whole new way to engage retailers.

April 10, 2015

A new chapter in the ongoing saga of RadioShack started on Friday with Sprint launching retail operations in 1,435 RadioShack stores.
 

April 10, 2015

Despite declining store traffic during March 2015, retailers benefited from increased sales per shopper (SPS), average transaction value (ATV) and conversion rates.

April 9, 2015

Managing one partner can make retail design and construction that much easier.

April 9, 2015

Purchases in brick-and-mortar stores still accounted for more than 94% of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, totaling $4.4 trillion.

April 9, 2015

Purchases in brick-and-mortar stores still accounted for more than 94% of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, totaling $4.4 trillion.

April 8, 2015

Oracle is releasing six new Oracle Retail cloud services that provide retailers with rapid access to enterprise-grade applications for managing critical e-commerce, customer engagement, order management, order fulfillment, loss prevention, and brand compliance operations.

April 8, 2015

Retailers are taking advantage of volumes of Big Data and advanced analytical technology to uncover deep insights on customer behavior.

April 8, 2015

ShopperTrak, a leading provider of consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics, is teaming up with the shopping app, shopkick, to deliver in-store beacon and analytics technologies that allow retailers to engage with shoppers throughout their time in the store and deliver an enhanced shopping experience.