January 21, 2015

The popularity of Disney’s Frozen license and a final surge of spending allowed most U.S. toy retailers to grow sales this past holiday season, according to new data from NPD.

January 15, 2015

Holiday sales in 2014 were strong, and enthusiastic shoppers helped Toys “R” Us and Ikea raise nearly $20 million for children's charities.

January 8, 2015

Dollar Tree and Dollar General shareholders may be wondering why the boards of their respective companies are so intent on acquiring Family Dollar after seeing the takeover target’s first quarter results.

December 29, 2014

Didn’t get your Christmas gifts delivered on time? Don’t blame the major carriers this year, according to a new study from Kurt Salmon.

December 23, 2014

Retailing Today will be closed for Christmas, Dec. 24 through Dec. 26, and will publish again on Monday, Dec. 29. The editor and publisher of Retailing Today would like to wish you and your families very best wishes for a happy, healthy and joyous holiday.

Cheers, Mike Troy Editor, Retailing Today

December 16, 2014

Gift cards and clothing top the lists of holiday shoppers this year, according to a new Harris Poll conducted for Macy's.

December 11, 2014

Expense control and a more rational promotional environment helped Toys “R” Us reduce the size of its third quarter operating loss but the company had little to say about its outlook for Christmas sales and profits.

December 1, 2014

All systems are go and the holiday season is clear for takeoff at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. 

November 21, 2014

Alco Stores is offering retailers a cautionary holiday tale this Christmas as going-out-of-business sales have begun at the regional discounter’s 198 locations.

November 17, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop has transformed its stores into Santa's Workshops to provide toys for all the children on the "nice list," with the help of Santa's reindeer team.

November 4, 2014

Big Lots celebrates families and mothers in particular through its national holiday television and online campaign launched on Nov. 1.

October 30, 2014

Get it before it’s gone is the message Amazon is sharing with holiday shoppers as it looks to drive sales of limited duration “Lightning Deals” supported by enhanced same day delivery capabilities.

October 29, 2014

With technology products at the top of many wish lists this Christmas, The NPD Group’s top analyst covering the product category weighed in with a dozen expectations for the holiday season.

October 29, 2014

With technology products at the top of many wish lists this Christmas, The NPD Group’s top analyst covering the product category weighed in with a dozen expectations for the holiday season.

October 23, 2014

Christmas procrastination knows no boundaries according to a recent survey which shows U.K. shoppers are as bad as Americans when it comes to waiting until the last minute.

October 23, 2014

Christmas procrastination knows no boundaries according to a recent survey which shows U.K. shoppers are as bad as Americans when it comes to waiting until the last minute.

October 23, 2014

Retailers typically wait until after the holiday to close stores and announce layoffs, but widespread media reports indicated Sears Holding will be doing a little of both ahead of Christmas.

October 20, 2014

Hallmar has partnered with Toys for Tots and pledged to donate $1.5 million in toys and funds to the organization this holiday season.

October 16, 2014

The holidays will be a little more joyous this year for some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty. 

October 16, 2014

Regional discounter Shopko has added a range of omnichannel capabilities to its retail operations just in time for what is expected to be the most digital Christmas ever.

October 10, 2014

While merchants have spent the past nine months developing plans to drive holiday sales, another group of retail executives has been preparing to deal with the dark side of Christmas.

October 10, 2014

While merchants have spent the past nine months developing plans to drive holiday sales, another group of retail executives has been preparing to deal with the dark side of Christmas.

October 3, 2014

How well many retailers perform this holiday season in store and online will be determined by the shopping preferences of a demographic group that doesn’t typically get a lot of love from marketers.

September 25, 2014

Walmart has been on a building boom in Northwest Arkansas. Small-format Express stores have been open now for several years, the new convenience concept Walmart To Go opened earlier this year and the latest development is a hybrid concept that allows online grocery orders to be picked up at a dedicated drive-through facility.