Barnes & Noble taps new chief as plans to split company up move forward

Bookseller Barnes & Noble has a new chief running its retail business segment.

Retailers hiring on a growth path, 50K new June jobs

The U.S. business segment is growing with 237,000 jobs added in June.

STRATACACHE expands shopper marketing with IZ-ON acquisition

Dayton, Ohio-based digital signage provider announced its acquisition of IZ-ON Media, a digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions designed to activate shoppers along the path to purchase.

Health-and-beauty chain Clicks South Africa clicks on digital signage for in-store marketing

South African health-and-beauty retail chain Clicks has announced a partnership with South African digital signage solutions company Moving Tactics that entails installing digital signage within the chain's top 25 stores nationally, as well as marketing the media platform to Clicks' private-label suppliers and other brand suppliers.

Webinar to focus on customer traffic, conversion insight

Traffic and conversion data can be priceless if a retailer understands how to use it to drive sales, engage with shoppers and boost marketing. An expert will offer insight on how to do just that in our free webinar.

Report: Sandwiches still rule menus, homes

Roughly 79 percent of all adults have eaten a sandwich in the past seven days, according to data published in the all-new Packaged Facts report, "Sandwiches: Market Trends and Opportunities."

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.

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