retail sector

Shoppers enter the Kohl's store in South Burlington, Vt., on . Kohl's Corp.'s fourth-quarter net income increased 14 percent as merchandise profit margins improved through exclusive brand offerings and tight inventory managementEarns Kohls, South Burlington, USA


With BOPIS, Efficiency and Timeliness Is Key to Bring Back Shoppers to the Service

Bell and Howell and OrderDynamics teamed for the “state of the industry” report.

clock February 27, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Payless closing stores

Real Estate

A&G Realty Partners Chosen to Manage Payless Store Lease Sales

Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy last week.

clock February 21, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Walmart storeWalmart store, Clarkston, Washington, USA - 11 Jun 2018


As Weekly Sales Gain, Results Reveal Census Bureau Data Hiccup

Weekly sales rose 2.7 percent, year-over-year.

clock February 20, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

When consumers are contemplating purchases, sales associates can step in with recommendations and increase conversions.

Business Features

Study Shows Demand for Personalization for Better In-Store Experience

The survey from BRP noted that just over half of retailers surveyed see personalization as a top priority.

clock February 6, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

A woman shops at a clothing store in New York, New York, USA, 27 July 2018. Information released today showed the United States' gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.1 percent in the second quarter reportedly on a high volume of consumer and business spending.United States GDP increased 4.1 percent in Second Quater, New York, USA - 27 Jul 2018

Government and Trade

Strong U.S. Jobs Gains Mask Fall Among Fashion Retailers

Both clothing stores and departments stores shed workers last month.

clock September 7, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Warehouse fulfillment software is designed to help control and manage inventory.


NRF: Government Labor Data Flawed

The U.S. Labor Department doesn’t count warehouse and fulfillment center jobs as “retail.”

clock August 20, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Multimedia Plus Taps Ann Taylor Executive for Board Role

Kevin Finnegan is joining the company’s board of advisers.

clock July 20, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

People carry shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 01 August 2017. A report released today by the United States' Commerce Department showed moderate consumer spending growth in June of this year.US Consumer Spending, New York, USA - 01 Aug 2017


Bricks-and-Mortar Clothing Stores Hit by Summer Slowdown

Retail sale rose in June, but clothing stores and department stores lost out.

clock July 16, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

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Dirty Lemon’s Zak Normandin on Retail as a Marketing Channel

The wellness beverage company is focused on selling its product via text and sees physical retail as a means of storytelling and consumer engagement.

clock July 11, 2018Natalie Theodosi

Amazon Echo

Business Features

The ‘Retail Apocalypse’ May Have to Wait a Bit

A new report from The Conference Board projects slowed retail job growth as e-commerce expansion moderates.

clock May 3, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

The Fossil Q Venture.

Business Features

The WWD List: Best and Worst Stock Performers

Investors bargain-hunted stocks following strong quarterly results, which resulted in more winners than losers so far this year.

clock May 1, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Big Data think tank

Business Features

Think Tank: The Case for Hiring a ‘Digital Anthropologist’

James Ingram, chief executive officer of Splashlight, explains.

clock April 24, 2018James Ingram

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Business Features

Think Tank: How Malls and Retailers Can Turn ‘Experience’ From a Buzzword to a Best Practice  

Emily Webster, senior designer and technologist at experience design studio ESI Design, discusses how stores and malls should use technology to reimagine the shopping experience.

clock April 19, 2018Emily Webster


Business Features

Think Tank: Why the Store Still Matters

Technology has forever changed the way we shop, but despite a lot of flashy headlines, it hasn’t really created the retail apocalypse we’ve all read about.

clock April 18, 2018Loren Padelford


Business Features

Think Tank: Three Steps That Set the In-Store Experience Apart

Helping customers get a feel for the products, not their smartphone screens.

clock April 17, 2018Jill Standish and John Jones

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