November 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy is looking to help customers save big this Black Friday with great deals and rewards on holiday gifts and essentials and, new this year, is an Online Gift Guide.

November 24, 2014

Rite Aid on Monday announced that many of its 4,600 locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will be opening 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

November 24, 2014

More consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday than Thanksgiving, however when compared to last year, shopping intent has slightly decreased, according to a recently released survey from CivicScience.

November 20, 2014

Eighty-one percent of respondents plan to spend more or the same amount on the holidays compared with a month or two ago.

 

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

November 10, 2014

Drug Store News' sister publication Chain Store Age is inviting retailers, design firms, architects and suppliers to submit entires for its 33rd annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.  

November 6, 2014

Fred's Super Dollar on Thursday reported sales of $145.3 million for the four weeks ended Nov. 1, up 1.3% as compared with the same year-ago period.

November 6, 2014

As many as 53.8% of shoppers who use their mobile devices inside physical retail locations are researching and comparing prices of different stores.

November 5, 2014

As many as 60% of shoppers wait until November before they start their holiday gift buying, with 31% hitting the stores around Nov. 1 and 29% waiting until Black Friday.

November 4, 2014

Sears Holiding Co. joined the growing list of retailers with extended shopping hours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sears will open at its earliest time ever: 6 p.m., and Kmart will open its doors for 42 hours straight, from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving to midnight on Black Friday.

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations. 

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Instant.ly, an on-demand consumer insights platform, in July debuted the Instant.ly Shelf Score, an index that measures consumer intent to purchase new consumer packaged goods for either products still in the concept phase or products that are on store shelves.

October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

How does Dollar General maintain a consistent quality presentation and high standards for product display, merchandising execution, customer service and store appearance across thousands of locations throughout the United States?

 
October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

October 6, 2014

As many as 35% of shoppers now use mobile devices to make purchases, representing an increase of 10% as compared to 2012.

 

September 30, 2014

Walmart on Monday morning officially unveiled its Walmart Pickup Grocery pilot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

 

September 29, 2014

"Successful retailers are credited with being innovative. And I think innovation means stretching beyond traditional boundaries," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

September 29, 2014

Only 9% of retailers are leveraging customer data in a structured, usable way, according to HRC Advisory, a retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global.

September 23, 2014

The retail industry is expected to benefit from mobile commerce, free shipping offers, in-store pickup promotions and e-commerce videos during the 2014 holiday season. 

September 22, 2014

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of U.S. households plan to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

September 5, 2014

California could become the first state to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.