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The abrupt departure of Sprouts CEO and board member Amin Madeiria is a case study in how not to manage executive succession.

Women account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases, but not even 30 percent of today’s retail industry leaders are women.  Hand in hand with retail’s struggle to retain female employees, is the industry’s challenge to respond to its evolving shopper demands.

Slow growing consumer goods companies have been in the crosshairs of activists investors. Just ask Campbell Soup Company where Third Point got its wish with two board appointees.

Retailers have embraced the gig economy by investing in technology, automating tasks and relying on crowdsourced labor. The result is a new labor dynamic and productivity imperative for retailers coping with increased wages.

The job search web site Indeed asked vets to share their views on which companies support the troops.

Walgreens plans to hire at least 5,000 U.S.

Steve Farley has been named president of Hallmark's retail business and will be responsible for leading its network of nearly 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores as well as its ornament and gift businesses. "I'm excited about Steve and the important capabilities he will bring to our team," said Don

Pier 1 Imports has created a new position in its C-suite that will oversee merchandising, stores, marketing and e-commerce. The retailer named Donna Noce Colaco to serve as its first Chief Customer Officer, effective Dec. 3, 2018. In this newly created position, Colaco will lea

The tighter labor market is a large factor in the slowing rate of growth in the gig economy, according to a new report.

Lowe's has hired the architect of Target's digital transformation to advance the home improvement retailer technology efforts. Lowe's announced that Seemantini Godbole has been hired as its chief information officer, effective Nov. 12.

Wegmans, Publix and other food retailers have been named as Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Fetch Robotics has announced that Tim Kimmet, former vice president of cloud computing platform at Walmart, has joined the company as vice president of engineering.

PriceSmart is looking for a new CEO after Jose Luis Laparte resigned. The company said it has begun a search for a new CEO and that Sherry S. Bahrambeygui, a director of the company, has been named interim CEO.

A former longtime adviser to Target has joined the board of directors at Williams-Sonoma.

Veteran merchant Josiah Knutsen has joined one of the West Coast’s leading retailers of alcoholic beverages.

How serious is The Coca-Cola Company about innovation? Serious enough it just named the female executive who help scale Coca-Cola Freestyle to the newly created role of President Global Ventures.

Kroger will hire more than 10,000 seasonal employees for the holiday season, which represents a big decline from last year's seasonal hiring plans.

Sally Beauty Holdings announced improved sales and made a series of senior executive moves, one of which involved the departure of President Carrie McDermott who left to become CEO of another company.

Walmart is embarking on a new effort to help create mobility for the adult workforce in the United States -- and to solve one of retail's major problems.

Walmart has shuffled some senior managers in its U.S. division, bringing fresh leadership to critical growth areas like e-commerce and food.

New research from the National Association of Convenience Stores shows that C-stores have an advantage when it comes to finding talent in a historically tight labor market.

Premium Retail Services has a new Executive Vice President and General Manager for its Walmart team.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos counters critics and creates new competitive challenge by advocating for an increase to national minimum wage.

Former Ralph’s President now most powerful female executive in food retailing.

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