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July 31, 2014

Following the resignation of president and chief merchandising officer Kathryn Bufano to take the CEO slot at Bon-Ton, Belk has promoted David Zant as its replacement, effective Aug. 11.

July 31, 2014

Dollar General, in partnership with Coupons.com, completed the successful rollout of its new DG Digital Coupons program to its more than 11,300 stores across the 40 states the retailer serves.

July 31, 2014

Target is the grocery brand with the highest positive consumer sentiment rating. In a survey of the grocery habits of 763 consumers exclusively released to Chain Store Age, analytics technology provider Luminoso Technologies found that 60% of consumers had positive sentiment about Target as a grocery retailer.

July 31, 2014

Target Corp. on Thursday named retail and consumer products veteran Brian Cornell as its new CEO and chairman of the board, effective Aug. 12.

July 29, 2014

BJ’s Wholesale Club has signed a new long-term agreement for Alliance Data Systems Corp. to provide co-brand credit card services.

July 29, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has made a follow-on order for GenKey fuel cell units from Plug Power Inc.

July 28, 2014

In a merger that will shake up the dollar store retail vertical, Dollar Tree is acquiring Family Dollar for $8.5 billion in cash and stock.

July 25, 2014

Target Corp. has pulled back the curtain on its new small-format store, TargetExpress, in the “Dinkeytown” section of downtown Minneapolis.

July 24, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has lost its bid to keep files regarding an internal probe of possible bribes paid to Mexican officials to aid real estate deals out of the hands of investors.

July 23, 2014

Target Corp. on Sunday, July 27, will unveil its small-store format, TargetExpress, in Minneapolis.

July 23, 2014

Sam’s Club will open a new store in Oxford, Alabama, on July 24. The store will bring 170 jobs to the community

July 21, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has reportedly invested $103 million in its Indian operations with the goals of expanding its wholesale store count and increasing its online presence there.

July 21, 2014

Ross Stores opened 23 Ross Dress for Less stores and seven DD’s Discounts locations across 17 states in June and July.

July 21, 2014

Target Corp. is launching a new image-recognition mobile app, called In a Snap, aimed at back-to-college shoppers.

July 17, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in the Kansas City area on July 19.

July 16, 2014

Nordstrom announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Shops at Knollwood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

July 16, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in the Mid-Atlantic region on July 19.

July 15, 2014

Randy Guiler has joined Dollar Tree Inc. as VP, investor relations.

July 15, 2014

Ross Dress for Less (“Ross”) will open a new store in Utah on July 19, in The Shoppes at Lake Park in West Valley City.

July 14, 2014

Comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores claiming the company was negligent in a June 2014 automobile accident involving one of its truck drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike.

July 10, 2014

Family Dollar Stores’ third quarter income plunged 33% amid higher costs and increased competition.

July 10, 2014

Retail sales generally improved in June, helped by good weather and big discounts as retailers look to clear inventory for the back-to-school season.

July 10, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly seeking to keep files regarding an internal probe of possible bribes paid to Mexican officials to aid real estate deals out of the hands of investors.

July 7, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open one new store in Las Vegas and two new stores in Florida on July 19.

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