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A collection of featured Industry News.

Kroger can’t lay claim to being a growth company just yet, but continued progress on business model transformation initiatives dubbed Restock Kroger shows there is hope for traditional grocers looking to remain relevant in the digital age. Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen will have p

One of the nation’s leading auto part retailers has completed a major digital initiative aimed at satisfying the needs of a key customer segment.

​​​​​​​No retailer does everything right all the time, but Ulta Beauty is coming pretty close. The company is gaining share in every major category, seeing strong traffic and e-commerce growth and new store productivity is high.

A new top brands report from Morning Consult describes Amazon as the most loved brand of 2018 but similarly describes Walmart as the brand most people want to buy from.

Interested in the future of food but missed the recent webinar, “Foodshift: Winning the Share of Stomach Battle?” Never fear, a transcript is now available.

​​​​​​​Retail Leader has an early Christmas gift for hard to please retailers who want to satisfy shoppers and improve operations. Hint: it involves artificial intelligence, pricing, promotions and profitability.

​​​​​​​First quarter revenues grew 1,094 percent and sales per square foot topped $6,000 for this retailer which grows, distributes and retails a product that isn’t legal in most states.

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

​​​​​​​To deliver on new consumer expectations, retailers must transform to an operating model characterized by automation, personalization and the right kind of data intelligence.

Call it a gold rush or a green rush, either way, cannabidiol (CBD) is the next big thing in the health and wellness world.

The evolving role of the retail store is on full display this holiday season as buy online and pick up in-store gains traction and elevates shopper expectations for retailers to live up to in 2019.

Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner has innovation on his mind and is building a warehouse club retailer for the next generation. Costco should be as concerned about Sam's as Amazon is about Walmart.

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.

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.

Technology driven retail innovation will have an even greater impact on the industry in 2019. Especially when it comes to pricing and promotion.

Any retailer bold enough to declare itself, “The Fresh Market,” sets a high expectation among shoppers before they ever set foot in a store. And so it is with Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market, a chain that is taking its name very serious.

Holiday shopping is off to a strong start, but now the real drama begins as retailers vie for discretionary expenditures with key shopper segments.

CEO Marvin Ellison was brought in earlier this year to transform the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, and that's exactly what he's doing.

As holiday shopping intensifies this week so will the nonsensical debate over physical vs. digital retail. In what promises to be the most highly integrated season ever, the word “store” has outlived its usefulness.

A cruelty-free beauty brand is now available at more than 2,300 Rite Aid stores.

Restaurant delivery isn’t new, but in the age of meal kit mania and grocerants, where all types of operators are vying for share of stomach, traditional retailers face an expanded market opportunity with new competitive dynamics.

HealthWarehouse.com is growing sales at a rate traditional retailers would love to match.

One of the fastest growing subscription boxes, ButcherBox, is running a promotion that should scare every food retailer.

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