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Macy’s Has a secret weapon

​​​​​​​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.

Platform power couple

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.

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.

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

Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos leads an army of more than 120,000 employees tasked with executing the company's strategy of serving others at a network of stores that will surpass 14,000 locations in 2017. It's not easy being Dollar General.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.    

The retail industry is awash with tech industry buzzwords that no one wants to admit they don't understand. That's okay, IBM's Darin Archer is here to help.

The retail industry is not where it should be when it comes to diversity. No research reports or statistics are needed to make that claim.

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