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The digital first CEO transforming Sam's Club

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.

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.

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.

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.

The perfect demand forecast is the retail equivalent of Sasquatch or the Lochness Monster. The rumored existence of a perfect forecast, unlike those mythical creatures, will be confirmed in 2019 thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence.

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

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

Ulta Beauty plans to open a lot more stores, but its pace of expansion will slow as the company optimizes its portfolio for digital.

Alibaba’s “Singles Day” phenomenon show why retailers such as Kroger and Costco and major CPG brands have teamed with the online platform.

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

Walmart will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment.

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

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.

Amazon will split its second headquarters between two cities, with each housing 25,000 workers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Despite a booming U.S. economy, more than half of U.S. consumers are choosing store brands in an effort to save money.

CVS has revealed plans to pilot stores that prioritize treatment for five chronic conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, asthma and behavioral health.

There's more disruption ahead for America's food retailers. Find out how.

Ahold Delhaize says it delivered strong sales and earnings growth due to a roaring U.S. economy.

The inaugural Groceryshop event held Oct. 28-31 in Las Vegas was focused on innovation and food retailing's uncertain future. Here's eight things you need to know.

C-store chain QuickChek has signed a deal to transfer its prescription records to CVS Pharmacy.

CVS is piloting an Amazon Prime-like membership program that aims to generate loyalty among shoppers.

Target has decided to get ahead of holiday ad leaks and roll out its Black Friday strategy three weeks early.

Giant Food has rolled out a new campaign highlighting the retailer's new strategies when it comes to assortment and store experience. The regional grocery chain unveiled a new marketing campaign with a new tagline, "The Little Things Are Giant," highlighting the connecti

In addition to being named a top workplace for women and millennials, Publix Super Markets has been named as one of the Top-Rated Workplaces for Veterans.

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