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Why Lowe’s is closing stores

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

Aldi accelerates growth

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.

A master of loyalty talks to Retail Leader

PetSmart continues rapid store expansion amid major digital investments.

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

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.

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.

​​​​​​​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.

Retailers and CPG companies have a new variable to factor into their growth equation.

Here is why Shell’s prototype is disrupting consumer expectations.

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

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.

Costco and Sam’s Club will need to up their game to keep pace with the latest tire promotion from rival BJ’s Wholesale Club.

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