April 3, 2015

Brandon Wolf is the e-commerce point man for Do it Best Corp. His dual-role position includes leading the co-op’s consumer-facing Web properties (about half his time), and consulting with members on ways to boost their online expertise (the other half).

April 3, 2015

The U.S. economy added 126,000 jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate stayed at 5.5%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

March 27, 2015

You saw it at Home Depot first -- but now MakerBot is coming to an even wider mass-market arena.

March 25, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is rearranging its appliance retail strategy to better speak to customers and their changing priorities.

March 17, 2015

Chicago-based True Value Company described its fiscal 2014 performance as its "best growth since 1994."

March 16, 2015

Sears Hometown and Outlet, the franchise-model hardware store retail company that spun from Sears Holdings in 2012, struggled through its fourth quarter, posting a comp-store sales decline of 7.7%.

March 16, 2015

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from senior VP government relations David French on the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act. 

March 9, 2015

Under Scarlett's 10-year watch as CEO of Tractor Supply Co., revenues quadrupled and the company’s share price increased by a factor of 10.

March 6, 2015

Epicor’s retail business management solution is designed to provide business insight and improve operational efficiency

 
March 4, 2015

In the shadow of O’Hare Airport in a strip mall next to a Hobby Lobby, the Mount Prospect, Illinois, True Value store serves as a laboratory and a retail-testing zone for the co-op.

February 27, 2015

“It’s not about the paint that goes on the wall,” says Blake Fohl, senior VP and chief customer officer. “It’s the feeling you get when you walk into the baby’s room for the first time.”

February 18, 2015

A retail conversation centers on security, plus Chip and PIN and tokenization -- terms you haven't heard the last of.

February 13, 2015

Is your hardware store worthy of All-Star consideration? Do you know one that is?

February 12, 2015

January was a down month for U.S. retail and food services sales, but that didn't stop the home improvement category from making month-over-month progress.

February 9, 2015

As data security continues its meteoric rise up the mission-critical priority list, Epicor Software Corp. has unveiled a new Data Security Review program.

February 6, 2015

The unemployment rate backtracked a bit in January, though retail and construction both demonstrated job growth.

January 28, 2015

Sioux City-based farm and ranch retailer Bomgaars Supply has stepped in to acquire several retail locations from the now defunct ALCO Stores, Inc.

January 27, 2015

Empire Today -- more commonly known as Empire Carpet -- has officially moved into the brick-and-mortar retail arena with the launch of its first-ever retail stores in Washington, D.C. and Long Island.

January 26, 2015

A violent and tragic incident rocked a Home Depot store in New York City. Plus, salaries in the news and a forecast for a boost in weather-related sales.

January 14, 2015

U.S. retail sales backtracked in December across the board, as well as for building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (NAICS 444), which were down 1.9% month-over-month.

January 13, 2015

The National Retail Federation has a new chairman in Kip Tindell, who is also chairman and CEO of The Container Store.

January 9, 2015

Ryland Homes Atlanta has opened the doors to its new MyStyle Design Center in Alpharetta, which lends 3,800 sq. ft. of showroom space to its various design options.

January 7, 2015

2014 ended in good faith -- at least according to Decision Analyst's U.S. Economic Index in December, which, at 109, registered at 3 points higher than December 2013 and 24 points higher than January 2009, when the index hit a low of 85.

January 7, 2015

To a certain extent, great stores think alike. But it takes a certain level of idiosyncracy to reach an All-Star level.