July 1, 2013

Target is opening two more stores next year, the mass merchandise retail chain said.

June 25, 2013

Tyco Integrated Security on Tuesday announced it has teamed up with Perrigo Nutritionals to develop a theft-resistant infant formula container.

June 10, 2013

Funky Monkey last week announced it has gained distribution at nearly all Walmart supercenters and Walmart discount stores in the United States for its dried fruit snacks.

June 3, 2013

Integration of social and mobile media, as well as shipping options and flexible returns, can drive brand loyalty as consumers seek out more choices and convenience when shopping online, according to a new study.

May 23, 2013

A recent study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research, and unvelied in the latest issue of The Checkout, found 16% of Hispanic shoppers use their mobile device to make purchases, compared with just 12% of general market shoppers.

May 22, 2013

Swirl launched a new software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop.

May 21, 2013

Cosmoprof North America has announced the first-ever "TV Shopping Open-See" at the upcoming conference in Las Vegas in July.

May 14, 2013

Aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, announced that its mobile shopping and searchable store maps smartphone app is available to use within more than 12,000 retail stores throughout the United States.

May 3, 2013

Jobs data from the Department of Labor released Friday show that among the 165,000 jobs added overall were 29,000 in the retail sector, results that industry trade group the National Retail Federation heralded as possibly boding well for the economy in the future.

While the numbers themselves speak volumes, it's important to consider some of the factors behind them that explain why the sector has thrived.

April 30, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Monday announced Charles Gibson, EVP supply chain, will leave the company to pursue other interests effective April 30.

April 21, 2013

According to research, ownership of smartphones and tablets in particular have grown rapidly over the past couple of years, and that has created a multi-headed omnichannel hydra of a customer who retailers across all channels are desperately trying to appease.

April 15, 2013

If any proof was needed of the importance of omnichannel, it can be seen in a new survey of U.S. consumers.

April 1, 2013

Walmart customers will enjoy a cool reason to shop at the mass merchandise company this summer as Mini Melts ice cream automated kiosks rollout nationwide.

March 26, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Scott Zucker to the newly created position of SVP merchandise operations.

March 22, 2013

Google is dogfooding a service called Google Shopping Express, which would offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Internet giant's employees. Target and several other retailers have been named as possible partners.

With Google now looking to compete with Amazon — not to mention Target's growing attention to online and mobile commerce — a growing body of consumer studies and industry trends shows that the most important emerging consumer demographic isn't men, women, old people or young people — but multichannel consumers.

March 20, 2013

According to a new spending survey from the National Retail Federation, consumer spending for Easter 2013 will be flat when compared to the holiday last year.

March 1, 2013

Sears Holdings is adding some of its own fare to its mygofer.com offering, an online grocery service that "turbo-charges brick-and-mortar retailer assortments by allowing customers to get items from those stores where and when they want them in new, convenient ways."

"At mygofer, your list is our command," Sears tells shoppers on its website. "Shop with us for your prescriptions, groceries, beauty products, clothes, shoes, electronics and a whole lot more you might not expect. So whatever's on your list, we can help you get it — with incredible speed and no hassles. That's convenience."

February 26, 2013

A state Senate committee in Tennessee is looking into the possibility of allowing supermarkets to sell wine, according to published reports.

February 25, 2013

Omnichannel. It's one of the hottest topics in retail. It's seamless retailing in real-time. It's making sure that the brand experience coming out of a retailer is exemplary no matter how a consumer chooses to engage — on the e-commerce site, through an app for the tablet or smartphone, within the brick-and-mortar location or any two of those venues simultaneously.

February 15, 2013

Retail executives are moderating their expectations for 2013 following uneven sales in December and January, according to a new survey of CFOs by professional services firm BDO USA.

February 7, 2013

Costco's sales increased 7% in January compared with January 2012, the club retailer said.

February 7, 2013

MeadWestvaco Corporation on Thursday launched its inaugural consumer satisfaction study, “Packaging Matters.”

February 6, 2013

Despite nearly half of shoppers using social media every day, less than one-fifth shop through them, according to a new study by PwC.

January 30, 2013

Most retailers in Canada are ready for a phase-out of 1-cent coins, a national retailing trade group said Wednesday.