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Best Buy solves brick-and-mortar dilemma

Best Buy's value proposition is luring shoppers to its stores, as the retailer posted an impressive jump in same store sales and earnings in the first quarter.

Costco raises the stakes on meal kits

Costco is introducing America's first all-organic, 30-minute meal kits for retail.

The Container Store is overhauling its store format and focusing on private label and digital as it looks to improve productivity and profitability. During a fourth quarter conference call with analysts, CEO Melissa Reiff said the company has been opening smaller stores, which are performin

Digital investments hurt profitability at Target in the first quarter but paid off in the form of traffic and sales increases.

The off-price business model is not translating into growth for Stage Stores, which had sales and profit declines in its first quarter.

JCPenney Chairman and CEO Marvin R.

A woman with financial security and organizational effectiveness expertise is joining the board of Bed Bath & Beyond.

A former financial executive of Ahold USA will become the next chief financial officer at Macy's.

Sally Beauty Holdings has named the CFO of the Michaels Companies to its board.

A little over a year after Amazon moved aggressively into the auto part sector, Advance Auto Parts seems to be struggling.

Promotions and its partnership with Amazon helped to drive sales at Kohl's in the first quarter, but the retailer warned that comp growth would slow in the second half of the year.

On the heels of a major customer service award, Ace Hardware reported record first quarter revenues of $1.31 billion.

A day after naming a new CEO, Lowe's reported that unseasonably cold weather during April put a damper on sales growth during the first quarter, just as it did with Home Depot. 

Kohl's is taking the next step in its plan to lure more millennials by announcing a new partnership.

PetSmart has hired the chief executive of Academy Sports to become its next CEO.

Join Retail Leader and Salesforce for a look at the future of shopper engagement and personalized insights.

Target is continuing to overhaul its value proposition for Gen Z shoppers by launching three new brands.

While stable inflation, low unemployment and new tax cuts are benefitting the economy, consumers still aren't in a spending mood.

Ace Hardware has named a former executive at GameStop as its new Vice President of Retail Operations and New Business.

After years of debate and controversy, the largest shopping mall in the United States is on its way to becoming a reality.

Petco shoppers can soon see exactly what goes into their pets’ meals thanks to a new deal between the pet retailer and a pet food company.

TJX continues to grow same store sales and earnings as a result of the retailer's irresistible value proposition to bargain hunters.

Amazon may have just come up with a way to lure online shoppers back to physical stores: discounts.

When Amazon's data-driven efficiency met the customer-driven culture at Whole Foods, the shelves began to empty. A new Harvard case study offers the reasons why.

Dollar General is getting ready for a serious growth spurt in the South, as the retailer just picked Georgia to host its 15th distribution center.

Lidl is resetting its U.S. strategy by replacing its CEO.

According to Temkin Group’s  2018 Temkin Trust Ratings, Wegmans Food Markets and H-E-B are among the businesses most trusted by consumers, earning ratings of 79 percent and 77 percent, respectively.

Walmart has abandoned mobile scan-and-go shopping at its U.S.

A new partnership with Coinstar will allow consumers to exchange their money for Amazon Cash.

Walmart keeps achieving impressive growth in physical sales, digital sales, earnings and profit despite myriad competitive and operational pressures.

The International Council of Shopping Centers' Board of Trustees has elected Valerie Richardson to serve as the organization’s chairman.

Rite Aid is rolling out a first-of-its-kind opioid disposal solution to all of its stores.

Sears is financing its turnaround plan in part with a $425 million cash infusion thanks to an expanded credit card deal with Citi.

JCPenney says its strategic plan is working despite weak sales in the first quarter, which the retailer blamed on the long winter.

BJ's Wholesale Club is looking to raise some cash for its next phase of growth.

America's most trusted mass retailer is Walmart, according to a new survey from Reader's Digest.

Kroger is making changes to its operational strategy to keep its stores more competitive.  

China and the U.S. have hit the pause button on imposing import tariffs.

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