January 6, 2011

Looking to optimize pricing and promotions, Fred's on Wednesday announced that it will implement KSS Retail's PriceStrat solution in its more than 670 stores and 300 pharmacies throughout 15 states.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — A shift in consumer shopping is helping to fuel sales of women’s fragrances at mass.


“Consumers are shifting their fragrance purchasing from high-end channels, such as department stores, to more mass-market channels, such as drug stores and supermarkets/hypermarkets,” stated research firm Euromonitor International. “While department stores have suffered a drop in foot traffic during the recession, store formats such as supermarkets/hypermarkets and mass merchandisers selling necessities have seen steady traffic levels.”


January 5, 2011

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. — New Business Solutions recently introduced its Product Protection System, a loss-prevention shelving solution. The new shelving unit helps thwart professional shoplifting groups by eliminating the ability to sweep a shelf by dumping an entire shelf of merchandise into a duffel bag at once.


January 4, 2011

It seems that Americans' everyday items are getting a little smaller.

December 23, 2010

ComScore on Wednesday tabulated $28.4 billion in holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 49 days of the November/December 2010 holiday season. That marks a 12% increase versus the year-ago period.

December 21, 2010

Boosted by a very weak comparison period, ShopperTrak’s National Retail Sales Estimate reported that total GAFO retail sales for the last Saturday before Christmas (Dec. 18), or "Super Saturday," increased a sharp 15.1%, compared with last year.

December 16, 2010

ECRM on Thursday announced the launch of a series of reports and a new blog on retail circular ads. The new resources provide a unique perspective on retail promotions from Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, Safeway, Best Buy, OfficeMax, Aldi and 160 additional retailers in the United States and Canada.

December 14, 2010

With just days left before the holiday shopping season draws to a close, the National Retail Federation has increased its forecast as the economic environment gives way to increased consumer spending.

December 10, 2010

An annual holiday shopping index found that an overwhelming majority of Americans said that while online shopping for holiday gifts is easier, brick-and-mortar stores do a better job of putting them in the holiday spirit.

December 9, 2010

Supermarket retailer Tops Friendly Markets has opened its first stand-alone gas station, at the site of a former Valero gas station, the chain said.

December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart stores have regained a familiar feeling this holiday season, and if senior executives are right, the increased promotional intensity will halt six consecutive quarters of declining same-store sales and put the company on the right track for 2011.


December 7, 2010


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s Neighborhood Market concept finally is getting its due more than 12 years after the first unit opened in late 1998. Next year, the company expected to open between 30 and 40 small stores, the majority of which will be Neighborhood Market units, in addition to a handful of pilot stores measuring less than 30,000 sq. ft. that the company views as a potential growth vehicle for either urban or rural markets.


December 7, 2010

Walmart stores have regained a familiar feeling this holiday season, and if senior executives are right, the increased promotional intensity will halt six consecutive quarters of declining same-store sales and put the company on the right track for 2011. The most obvious change is the return of branded feature displays and four-sided fixtures to the main aisles of Walmart’s 3,600 U.S. supercenters and discount stores. As Walmart has moved in a new and familiar direction under a different senior leadership team and a restructured merchandising organization focused on the familiar brand promise of everyday low prices, it has sought to retain the best elements of its Project Impact strategy while modifying those that negatively affected sales, the most notable of which was the elimination of feature displays.

December 6, 2010

Consumers see smart phones as future personal, coupon-clipping shopper assistants, a global survey released Monday by Accenture found.

November 30, 2010

Total sales and comparable-store sales both rose during the month of November for Fred's, the chain announced Tuesday.

November 29, 2010

This Black Friday weekend proved to be a help to retailers, as shopper traffic and spending both increased, the National Retail Federation said.

November 22, 2010

CVS/pharmacy is gearing up for one of the biggest sales days of the year: Black Friday ...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner,” according to a new...

November 22, 2010

Consumers shopping this Black Friday will spend in a “mindful manner" ...

November 21, 2010

Mobile shoppers will account for nearly one-third of the money spent this holiday season by...

November 21, 2010

Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by...

November 17, 2010

New Business Solutions recently introduced its Product Protection System, a loss-prevention shelving solution designed to...

November 16, 2010

With the holiday season fast approaching, Walgreens is aggressively positioning itself as a holiday shopping...

November 14, 2010

Continued consumer price consciousness and the growing influence of the dollar store channel have made...