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News and analysis on brick-and-mortar retail store and online retail operations, including inventory, supply chain, security, payment systems and workforce issues.

Ten retailers among 100 best places to work in 2021 — two made the top 10

Lululemon Athletica and H-E-B are in the top 10 of an annual ranking of the 100 best places to work in the U.S., coming in at No. 8 and No.10 respectively.

Richard Armour, senior VP, e-commerce at The Michaels Companies, recently spoke with Chain Store Age about how the leading arts and crafts retailer quickly developed and introduced a wide variety of omnichannel offerings as COVID-19 necessitated store closings.

The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is increasing its commitment to improve supply chain sustainability performance related to energy, water, and chemicals in 2021 and beyond.

New data indicates most retailers have not yet implemented solutions and processes to maximize their usage of supply chain data.

Instacart is offering its employees a financial incentive to get vaccinated for COVID-19.   

The more things change, the more retailers can find comfort in proven technologies.

A regional convenience store chain is enabling fuel payment in its consumer app.

Online consumers were nice to retailers during the 2020 holiday season, but showed some naughty behavior as well.

Dollar General wants its employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Instacart is rewarding shoppers and shift leaders who worked through the busiest year in its history with bonus payments.

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