Latest business news covering the retail industry.

Latest business news covering the retail industry.


  • Fueling Growth

    With a volatile stock market, tightening credit and a cautious consumer, a casual observer could think that the good times are over for developing lifestyle centers.
  • Best of SPECS

    Grand Entrance, Frederick, Md., nabbed the top spot in the annual Best of SPECS Awards.
  • New Partnerships Yield Rewards

    Atlanta-based Vesdia Corp. announced the addition of four new merchant and service providers to its merchant-funded, multichannel rewards network.
  • Retailers Abandoning Monthly Sales Figures

    Monthly retail sales have long been a key—and widely watched—indicator for gauging the health of retailers. But in recent years, more and more chains have begun balking.
  • Taking the High Street

    An already bustling bedroom community of Plano, Texas (near Dallas), will soon enjoy a dynamic new shopping project that includes the town’s first Container Store. Slated to open in June, The Container Store will anchor Phase 1 of the 550,000-sq.-ft.
  • March’s Choppy Waters

    If it’s true that a rising (or lowering) tide moves all boats, it appears that the waters in March were very choppy.
  • Coupon-Clicking Replaces Clipping

    On March 13, AOL launched an online service for paperless coupons and simultaneously announced that The Kroger Co. was the first retail partner to join the program.
  • Novel Aromas

    Aromatherapy continues to evolve and the smell of success is becoming more diffused. Once, pine and spice scents were the core of the market, but, increasingly, vendors are offering new aromas that respond to varying tastes and moods.

Latest business news covering the retail industry.