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Macy's to Open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Macy's logo October 15, 2014

The Black Friday fight is on with the announcement Tuesday that Macy's will open stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last...

Retailers Pin Hopes on Holidays After Sluggish Summer Sales

Survey: 65 Percent of Customers Still Have Holiday Shopping to Do October 13, 2014

Expectations for the holiday season are upbeat, even as retailers grapple with the fallout from slow summer sales and shifting consumer shopping habits. Retail sales...

No Store? No Problem. Kate Spade Lets You Shop Construction Site

Kate Spade October 10, 2014

For some brands, the mall of the future already has arrived. Affordable luxury label Kate Spade earlier this week unveiled shoppable scaffolding in New Jersey's...

Bloomingdale’s Opens New Store for Digitally Savvy Shoppers

Bloomingdales_logo October 10, 2014

Bloomingdale's gave the media a sneak preview on Oct. 7 of its new, three-level, 125,000-square-foot store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif., a mall smack dab...

Report: Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York City

Amazon logo October 10, 2014

Could this be's Miracle on 34th Street? The online retail giant will take on Macy's and other Herald Square retailers with a physical store...

Reinventing the Department Store

Bergdorf_Goodman_logo October 9, 2014

In the heyday of department stores, fashionable ladies flocked to luxury emporiums like Le Bon Marché, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges. Draped in...

Lord & Taylor is Luring Millennials With Weekly Parties

Lord & Taylor's logo October 8, 2014

Lord & Taylor has figured out how to get the kids back into its department stores: Throw lots of parties and the millennials will flock....

Why Sears’ Vendors Are Worried

Sears_logo_small October 6, 2014

Sears deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer's supply chain as the...

Christopher & Banks Begins Rolling Out New Store Concept

Christopher & Banks October 3, 2014

Christopher & Banks is preparing to roll out its new missy-petite-women (MPW) store concept at 37 stores, after successfully testing the retail strategy at 20...

Customer-Centric Approach Drives Zulily's Growth Summit 2014 October 3, 2014

Zulily was founded in January 2010 by two retail veterans, Darrell Cavens and Mark Vadon, both of whom at that time were at a point...