Content about New Year's Day

January 9, 2014

Landscaping is the most popular outdoor do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement New Year’s resolution project.

January 7, 2014

Increased immersion in technology — and increased questions about its effect on people’s lives and privacy. A rise in consumer expectations for speed. A shift to a visual vocabulary and the rise of telepathic technology. These, according to one trend forecast, will be among the main drivers of consumer behavior in 2014.

January 6, 2014

Last week, I looked back at 2013 and how the biggest single trend in retail IT was customers using connective technology to take control of the shopping experience. This week, I look forward to the new year of 2014, when the biggest single trend in retail IT will be customer disruption.

December 10, 2013

I certainly don’t have to tell you that the 2013 holiday retail season is upon us, since you’ve probably had to plan your technology all year to handle the imminent spikes in in-store and online traffic. And, in just a couple of weeks, you’ll start planning your technology budget for 2014’s holiday season.

January 3, 2013

A shift in the New Year's holiday calendar and the introduction of new generic drugs contributed to a decrease in same-store sales for the month of December at Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said.

December 4, 2012

Store opening plans for 2013 are at a four-year high even as positive retail trends tempered with uncertain fiscal policies signal a cautious start to the new year, according to a report released by Jones Lang LaSalle.

November 27, 2012

By Phillip M. Perry

Overcast with clearing skies — That’s the economic forecast from a major research firm as retailers enter a new year. Drizzly conditions will remain at least for the first half of 2013 as consumers hold tight to their pocketbooks. By the summer, though, light should break through the clouds as the resolutions of critical national uncertainties encourage corporate hiring, capital investment and consumer spending.

November 5, 2012

By Bill Martin, ShopperTrak Founder

December 21, 2011

The New Year poses more opportunities for retailers to grow profits by shrinking costs, and taking a fresh look at the supply chain can provide the surest avenues to enhanced bottom lines. Chain Store Age talked with Ryder Supply Chain Solutions’ Chris Merritt about supply chain trends and methods for strategically reducing expense.

What do you see as overriding trends in retail supply chain?

December 21, 2011

It’s a new year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start for retailers as well as consumers. As in new years past, I’m inundated with a flurry of trend forecasts, surveys and predictions. One of the more interesting ones to cross my desk comes from JWT, New York, one of the world’s biggest marketing communications brands. It is the firm’s seventh annual year-end forecast of trends that will impact consumer behavior going forward.

December 16, 2011

By Jeff Kim, CDNetworks

November 23, 2011

The new year will see a changing of the guard in the chief executive’s office of several big retailers. Here are four to watch:

November 17, 2011

Forest City Commercial Management announced that it will test a new survey technology by U.K.-based Path Intelligence to track mall shopping behavior and flow by using mobile phones.

October 19, 2011

By Andrew Wren, CEO, Wren

April 29, 2011

In case you missed it because you were too busy putting away the noisemakers or watching college football, the first day of 2011 was not just another New Year’s Day. It was a significant generational milestone: The first members of the Baby Boom generation turned 65.

January 26, 2011

China said Wednesday it is fining Wal-Mart and Carrefour stores up to $75,900 for overpricing, expressing concerns about price inflation ahead of the impending Lunar New Year holiday.

January 24, 2011

By Rick Caccia,

January 12, 2011

Crabtree & Evelyn has retained 89 Degrees to assist the retailer in developing a wide range of digital and direct marketing programs.

December 28, 2010

It’s a new year, and with it comes some optimism that the economy is finally starting to gain some traction.

December 15, 2010

Ikea plans to install solar energy panels on two East Coast stores: Paramus, N.J., and Stoughton, Mass.

November 2, 2010

A return to divided government in January may well mark a return to the shopping...

December 14, 2008

It would have been easy for the Walgreens’ new outpost in the heart of...

December 14, 2008

It would have been easy for the Walgreens’ new outpost in the heart of New...

December 31, 2007

As we begin the new year, let me suggest a central lesson from last...

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