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A former CEO of Walmart who later went on to own the Kansas City Royals baseball team has died at the age of 84. David Glass, who served as president and CEO of Walmart Inc.

mens wearhouse

Tailored Brands is selling the Joseph Abboud trademarks to a brand acquisition firm for $115 million. 

Scott McCall

Walmart is making some changes to its leadership team.

Lord & Taylor store

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has announced the scheduling of major changes to be made at its Westfield Annapolis mall located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The long-vacated 110,000-sq.-ft.

A footwear retailer is supporting a more targeted assortment approach.

NRF Expo floor

The most striking thing about the NRF 2020 Vision conference was the lack of striking things.

Dimas Gimeno

Retailers need to evaluate the need for industry transformation in areas including the store and training.

7-eleven

7-Eleven is expanding its holdings in Oklahoma.

Carvana delivery

Carvana is launching as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery in Minneapolis.

wired store

A leading technology media brand has put down retail roots. 

Providing a brand purpose takes effort, but pays dividends.

Woman paying for item

Promotions are important to fashion shoppers, but not the number one influencer on their behavior.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet logo

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Inc. is ensuring corporate headquarters and stores stay in touch. The extreme value retailer is deploying Opterus OpsCenter, a multi-modular cloud solution designed to streamline the centralized management and execution of store tasks and communications.

Love's Travel Stop

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is bullish on 2020. The travel stop retailer plans to open up to 40 stores and add about  3,000 parking spots in 2020. The announcement follows a year during which Love’s opened its of 500th store and raising a record $3.75 million for Chil

Casey's General Store

Casey’s General Stores Inc. plans to add about 350 new locations during the next three years. The convenience store currently operates more than 2,200 stores in 16 states.

Fleet Feet store

Fleet Feet is on the move. The specialty running shoe and apparel retailer will open its first store in the Dallas area, in Plano, in April, along with its third store in San Antonio. Once the Plano location opens, Fleet Feet will have a total of 12 stores in Texas. 

bowls of food

One offering can convince food service customers to come in the door, switch from a competitor, or give a second chance.  According to the 2020 Restaurant Marketing Insights guide from online discount platform RetailMeNot, 85% of surveyed consumers say a deal or discount influences where th

Basics Market sign

An emerging new retailer that blends a grocery store with a nutritionally-minded cooking school is opening another location. Basics, which was created  to help people cook more at home with fresh, regional ingredients and support local farmers and producers will open its fourth location in

A travel center retailer is increasing mobile loyalty participation and penetration with cloud-based data management. In an interview with Chain Store Age, Tyler Tanaka, senior director of digital, loyalty and brand marketing at Pilot Flying J, described how the retailer has worked with Deloitte

Person holding planet

Who your customers are may factor into sustainability decisions. According to “The State of Consumer Spending: Gen Z Shoppers Demand Sustainable Retail,” a new survey from digital testing platform First Insight, 62% of Gen Z respondents prefer to buy from sustainable brands, on par with millenni

Kirkland’s

Kirkland’s is closing some stores as part of a larger streamlining effort to transform its business to a more profitable model. 

payless

Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy protection with a plan to expand its global operations.

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings is expanding into a new market.

A major mall operator is accepting returns of online purchases at more locations.

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