April 11, 2014

Total U.S. retail sales during 2013 reportedly reached $4.5 trillion, a 4.2% increase from $4.4 billion in 2012. According to new data from EMarketer, e-commerce sales of $263.3 billion, up 16.9% from $225.3 billion the prior year, helped drive overall retail sales growth.

April 10, 2014

SanaSana.com, which is positioned as the first consumer goods online retailer catering to U.S. Hispanic women, has launched to help the estimated 10.2 million orphaned children in Latin America.

March 13, 2014

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty posted double-digit sales gains for the fourth-quarter and a 9.5% boost in net income.

March 10, 2014

Beauty brands are making strides in the digital world, and e-commerce continues to be a consistent vehicle for how beauty mavens shop, according to recent research by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

March 6, 2014

The NPD Group on Thursday signed a market information services agreement with Nielsen for school and office supplies retail market data and analytic services.

February 25, 2014

Hair care brand Joico has teamed up with beauty online retail solution Loxa Beauty to bring stylists, consumers and products together through an online shopping platform.

February 25, 2014

E-commerce has been and will continue to be a strong vehicle for how consumers buy beauty products, according to a new study released by digital marketing firm PM Digital.

February 20, 2014

Fresh and pharmacy is the key to smaller-box retailing, Walmart reported Thursday as it announced plans to increase its capital investment in smaller formats from 120 to 150 new stores for the fiscal year to between 270 and 300.

February 20, 2014

Walmart knew fourth quarter results and its outlook would be weak so it gave investors Thursday morning something more substantial to digest by announcing plans to double the number of small format stores it will open this year and an increased omnichannel focus.

January 13, 2014

Former Barnes & Noble executive Jamie Iannone has been appointed president and CEO of Samsclub.com in a restructuring that integrates Sam’s Club’s online business into the Walmart’s Global eCommerce business unit based in California.

January 13, 2014

Supervalu on Monday elected retail executive Gerald Storch as the company’s new chair of its board of directors.

January 9, 2014

Enchanted Life — a new, personal care e-commerce site where consumers can buy products, share beauty tips and learn about trends — is looking to meet the personal care needs of the multicultural community.

January 6, 2014

Ahold USA has opened 120 pickup points for online orders as of the end of 2013, the supermarket operator said Monday.

December 11, 2013

Ulta Beauty posted strong double-digit gains during its third quarter thanks in part to strength in sales of prestige cosmetics and skin care and strong online sales.

December 10, 2013

David Cheesewright has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

December 4, 2013

Beauty brand Julep's is celebrating the holidays with its first pop-up store in Manhattan — but with a twist.

November 27, 2013

U.S. retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season with prudence. According to a July 2013 survey, conducted by e-commerce technology provider Baynote, 38% of retailers project a year-over-year increase in online sales of just 11% to 20%.

November 22, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer. In this new role, Chawla will lead a newly created Digital and Marketing Division, establishing a unified and integrated digital, enterprise-wide marketing, and customer loyalty and insights group to advance Walgreens “Well Experience” strategy and vision to be the first choice in health and daily living in America and beyond, Walgreens stated.

Chawla is a brilliant thinker and tech wiz whose e-commerce strategies have helped Walgreens forge new relationships with customers however they engage with Walgreens — now she brings that expertise to a global marketing role for the company at a time when digitization and big data-driven insights are bringing a greater degree of personalization to customer engagement efforts.

November 21, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer.

November 12, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted a 2.4% increase in sales for the third quarter, driven by continued strength in prescription count growth and front-end sales.

November 6, 2013

Online beauty platform BeautyStat.com has relaunched its site to include Pinterest-like visual features and an e-commerce angle to provide beauty mavens with an easy search and discovery platform.

October 21, 2013

Big Lots has appointed former Kmart executive Andrew Stein as the company's SVP and chief customer officer, as the company focuses more intensely on bolstering its digital footprint.

October 16, 2013

B-leve, a mass market beauty and grooming brand from Topco Associates, has announced the launch of its e-commerce site at b-leve.com.

October 14, 2013

The Internet and mobile have transformed consumer shopping behaviors, but in-store shopping still remains important to many consumers, especially when buying cosmetics, apparel, grocery and office supplies, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. It is important, however, that retailers strategically assess and recast the role of stores.