NRA: Expansion likely for restaurant industry

The restaurant industry outlook is positive and business owners are optimistic about improving sales in the next several months.

Restaurant group wants feds to revamp proposed overtime policy proposal

The proposed new federal overtime rules are not sitting well with the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

Online grocery shopping gaining in popularity among consumers

More consumers are jumping online to buy groceries these day, with a 29 percent increase in total online grocery shopping in the past year.

Chik-fil-A scores tops with fast food consumers

Think you know what fast food joint is most popular with American consumers? If you guessed Chick-fil-A you get the prize.

Survey: Consumers not too confident regarding retail data security

The retail industry is getting poor marks when it comes to secure handling of consumer data, ranking the lowest, along with government agencies, in a new survey.

Peapod.com debuts farm box produce service

Peapod.com is delivering local farm produce via a new service called Peapod Local Farm Box this summer in nearly a dozen states.

Shell Fuel Rewards kiosk wins 'Best Retail Deployment' at the ICX Association Awards

The Shell Fuel Rewards kiosk program, developed by Frank Mayer and Associates, recently won an award for Best Retail Deployment at the ICX Association Industry Excellence Awards.

O say does that star-spangled banner yet... pay: Patriotism pays off for Iconic brands

Values are a way consumers define what they expect from a brand. Meet or exceed those expectations and you have a differentiated brand, engaged customers and increased sales.

NRF to Congress: It's time to repeal, reform federal healthcare law

The National Retail Federation is calling on Congress to take action following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the controversial Affordable Care Act.

ConAgra steps away from $5B private label business effort

Packaged food titan ConAgra Foods is stepping away from the private label business to focus on its consumer brands and intends to be much more strident in boosting margins.

Sysco steps away from US Foods acquisition following federal court injunction

Sysco Corp. won't be appealing a federal court ruling against its planned $3.5 billion acquisition of US Foods and will be going back to the drawing board to determine other venues for expanding its food distribution business.

July 4 holiday consumer spend reflects healthy growth spurt

Consumers will spend more on July 4 food celebrations this year than they did last year, with total spend on food items expected to hit $6.6 billion.

Shoplifting, employee theft top reasons for $44B retail loss in 2014

Shoplifting is the key activity spurring retail loss and resulted in a fraud cost of $44 billion in 2014. The good news is the amount of loss is declining.

Consumer spend enjoys growth spurt due to lower gas prices, job market stability

Here is some good news as the last full week of June arrives and the big summer retail holiday weekend, July 4, looms ahead: consumers spent more money in May than they have in a long time.

Target chief merchant stepping down

Mega retailer Target is striving to get back on track in the ever competitive marketplace and undergoing its second huge leadership change within the past year.

Women’s clothing retailer lululemon recalling elastic draw cords

Lululemon, which sells high-end women’s clothing, is being directed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to replace the elastic drawstring used in over 300,000 tops due to potential eye and face injuries.

Webinar download available: 'How to Deliver a Stellar Site Search Experience'

Site search is one of the most critical methods of product discovery on ecommerce sites and is the focus of a webinar that's now available to readers.

Confederate flag sales flying strong for at least one retailer

Not every retailer is pulling Confederate products off the shelves in the wake of the murders in Charleston, South Carolina and push to retire flags.

Retailers lower the boom on Confederate merchandise online and offline

There is a bit of a civil war brewing in the retail sector over the push to pull Confederate Army products off shelves in light of a movement to retire the Confederate flag and Confederate military items to the history books.

Registration open: 'When Seconds Count - Ensuring Retail Business Continuity'

RetailCustomerExperience.com is joining forces with Sierra Wireless to offer a free webinar, “When Seconds Count - Ensuring Retail Business Continuity."

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