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The Toys R Us opportunity

Toys"R"Us planning to close or sell all of its more than 800 stores across the U.S.

Target’s big bets pay off

Target hit the trifecta in the fourth quarter with increased customer traffic, e-commerce fueled same store sales growth and better than expected profits.

A tax reform tailwind is helping Kroger advance its Restock transformation plan in 2018, but profits are a different story.

Many retailers had a better than expected holiday season and fourth quarter, but the industry has never seen anything quite like what Amazon did.

Physical retail is alive and well. Just ask the CEO of Taubman Centers.

​​​​​​​The dollar and convenience store channels expanded in 2017 while the drug and supermarket channels contracted slightly.

Big Lots is forecasting holiday season success as its core customer responds favorably to a range of merchandising strategies. Big Lots, an operator of 1,430 stores who generates a third of its sales from food and consumables, said its same store sales increased 1% during the third quarter ended

Rite Aid improved its financial situation by selling nearly 2,000 stores to Walgreens, but major structural and competitive challenges remain, something newly hired CEO Kermit Crawford knows better than anyone.

It has begun. Retail sales updates and the first holiday forecasts are out with some predictable observations about market conditions.

When retailers and suppliers talk about partnership and collaboration the focus tends to be on two areas: merchandising and marketing initiatives that drive sales or operational matters of making sure products are in the right place at the right time.

Merger and acquisition activity is off to a strong start in 2017 thanks to favorable economic conditions, marketplace dynamics, strong balance sheets and perceptions of a favorable regulatory climate. Since January, British American Tobacco agreed to acquire Reynolds American Inc.

Chris Morley has spent more than two decades in the retail and consumer goods industry and worked on three different continents. Last year the CPG veteran arrived stateside to serve as President, U.S.

The future is now when it comes to the world of payments, with all manner of innovative methods of consummating transactions vying for adoption even as cash and checks remain the preferred form of payment for many Americans.