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A collection of featured Retail Leader Profiles.

The hometown grocer looking to best Amazon in Seattle

An escalating battling in West Seattle pits a soon-to-open popular local grocery cooperative against a Whole Foods Market that opens nearby a week later.

In Focus: BJ's Wholesale Club

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.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s vision and determination built the world’s largest retail commerce company in a span of 18 years. Now the e-commerce giant is on track to become the world’s first $1 trillion company by making it easy to do business anywhere.

Bluemercury Macy's Brand

​​​​​​​Bluemercury has already doubled in size since its acquisition by Macy’s two years ago and co-founder Barry Beck sees an opportunity for 500 locations.

Retail Leader's annual look at top industry executives from the retailer, supplier and service provider worlds.

A revamped joint business planning process and insights-driven approach to category management are helping Anheuser-Busch InBev drive growth with major national accounts. 

If you’re a CEO, or other senior level leader, feeling the weight of expectations on you, here’s how to humanize yourself while still living up to your responsibilities, according to leadership coach and CEO "whisperer" Daniel Doucette.

The retail industry gained a more comprehensive provider of category sourcing solutions in June when Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) acquired RangeMe, a hot new online product discovery platform.

Steve Matthesen joined Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency, last fall, succeeding long-time CEO Robert Hill.

Brian Cornell goes to Washington to speak out against a proposed 20 percent tax on imported goods. 

Marc Lore has emerged as Walmart’s newest digital savior after the company he founded ( was acquired and Lore assumed the role of President and CEO of U.S. eCommerce at Walmart.


Sears Holdings CEO Eddie Lampert is defending his strategy for rehabilitating the department-store chain, as the retailer fends off mounting speculation that it is headed toward bankruptcy.

Alibaba is hosting an event called Gateway ’17 next month in Detroit as part of Ma’s strategy to serve Chinese consumers and in the process create 1 million American jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers.

 Why Scott Schnuck is investing in his stores despite tighter grocery margins.

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