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Emotional Loyalty: How It’s Earned

A master of loyalty talks to Retail Leader

Why Lowe’s is closing stores

The new CEO of Lowe’s is acting fast to ensure the retailer’s future financial success.

The German grocer’s onward march continues and with few visible weaknesses, competitors should be concerned.

BJ's Wholesale Club has always defied neat classification. Even with the words "wholesale" and "club" in its name, it has never fit the mold of Costco or Sam's Club.

Coca-Cola just became a retailer with the acquisition of another company.

Dollar General’s 4.3% third quarter same store sales increase handily exceeded analysts’ estimates and the company disclosed a massive, even by Dollar General standards, 2018 real estate plan involving new and remodeled stores.

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

Implementation of a multi-year strategic plan just took a bad turn at Pier 1 and the reasons why are a reminder to all retailers why transformations are hard to execute.

Sears Holdings' curiously timed bankruptcy filing was more than a decade in the making. Here’s what it means to competitors, the company and customers.

How Raley’s unconventional approach and extreme measures allowed it to leapfrog natural and organic competitors.

​​​​​​​During a year in which the retail industry saw record store closings, value retailer Five Below bucked the trend with more than 100 store openings with even more on tap for next year.

Massive Gulf Coast facility reduces supply chain disruptions.

Publix CEO and President Todd Jones made a big jobs announcement with Florida Governor Rick Scott by his side.

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