January 29, 2015

Neither a surge in online sales nor a rebounding U.S. economy has been enough to lift Ikea, as the global furnishings retailer reported flat profits for 2014.

January 29, 2015

Walmart shoppers who read Harlequin novels and who also have a fondness for bull riders are in for a treat. 

January 28, 2015

A bigger push to sell its offerings online helped drive record sales in 2014 for Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz, as well as prompt expansion plans for the retailer. 

January 28, 2015

As Lowe’s prepares to open its previously announced 25 new stores in Canada during the next three years, speculation is mounting that the retailer could snap up some of Target's locations when the company withdraws from the Canadian market later this year.

January 27, 2015

Like many buzzwords in the industry, from cloud to big data, the term “digital” is evolving. In the retail realm, the term “digital” is creating a customer experience that is easy to use and highly reliable with no manual interference required. But what does becoming a “digital retailer” really mean? 

January 27, 2015

Like many buzzwords in the industry, from cloud to big data, the term “digital” is evolving. In the retail realm, the term “digital” is creating a customer experience that is easy to use and highly reliable with no manual interference required. But what does becoming a “digital retailer” really mean? 

January 26, 2015

Cost Plus World Market is giving movie lovers until Feb. 21 to participate in an online contest that should help the Bed Bath & Beyond division build its email database.

January 26, 2015

Making sense of promotional activity can be challenging given the abundance of new variables to consider which is why a recent change from Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) is much needed.

January 26, 2015

Now that gasoline is cheaper, the fuel-savings component of retailer loyalty programs isn’t such a powerful draw. So retailers such as Kroger are employing new tactics to keep customers interested. 

January 26, 2015

A desire to accelerate the execution of online marketing campaigns and provide “experiential commerce” prompted Office Depot to use a solution developed by Web content management company CoreMedia.

January 23, 2015

Bi-Lo Holdings has turned to a veteran Australian retail executive to take over as president and CEO. 

January 23, 2015

In recent years, the Millennial generation surpassed baby boomers as the largest population of consumers in our country. One of the greatest challenges for retailers is identifying ways to keep brick and mortar locations relevant to the convenience-seeking and highly digital Millennial audience.

January 23, 2015

Target already has famous TV chef GIada De Laurentis selling her products on its shelves, but the retailer is teaming up with another celebrity foodie for a new product line.

January 22, 2015

Barnes & Noble Inc. is embarking on a social media-based campaign to inspire more customers to read and promote its Nook e-reader. 

January 22, 2015

A big game bonanza is in store for retailers, with television viewership and entertainment related spending expected to hit record levels, according to a National Retail Federation survey. 

January 22, 2015

Fans of Wawa may be excited to learn about the innovative new programs the convenience retail chain has rolled out. 

January 22, 2015

Fans of Wawa may be excited to learn about the innovative new programs the convenience retail chain has rolled out. 

January 21, 2015

PetSmart is teaming up with Children’s Health to help fund its pet therapy program, which will provide thousands of patients with access to canine comfort teams.

January 21, 2015

PetSmart is teaming up with Children’s Health to help fund its pet therapy program, which will provide thousands of patients with access to canine comfort teams.

January 21, 2015

Solid Gold pet food is partnering with Petco to donate an estimated $500,000 of premium pet food to selected pet charities nationwide. 

January 21, 2015

We often forget that we are only about 15 years into the life of e-commerce. Given the youth of this industry, it shouldn’t surprise us that the pace of change is still incredibly rapid. While this sounds like a lot to keep up with, the savviest small businesses are already leveraging new e-commerce and omnichannel tools to help boost brand awareness, customer engagement and sales revenues.

January 20, 2015

Conn’s is launching a new philanthropic program to help improve the communities it serves by empowering children. 

January 20, 2015

Toys "R" Us will be taking back used baby products starting Jan. 23 in exchange for discounts on new items, an annual event that has helped remove more than a million potentially unsafe items from the marketplace.

January 20, 2015

Michaels Companies Inc. had plenty to smile about during the 2014 holiday season -- its first holiday season since going public in June.