Category: Stores

Retail Types, Stores

Walmart changing its name to reflect its new focus

December 6, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Walmart is ending a 48-year habit by removing word “stores” out of its legal name. The discounter on Wednesday announced that it is changing its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores to Walmart Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2018. The move reflects […]

Retail Types, Stores

Deal of the Year: Amazon buys Whole Foods

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Last year in March, Amazon unveiled its first physical bookstore. Now there are 13, and three more are slated for 2018. In May, the company launched its first grocery pick up location. Now there are two. In August, the e-commerce […]

E-payment & Data Security, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Experts Dispute Walmart’s Wisdom In Raising Online Prices

November 21, 2017

Via: Forbes Markets

Walmart, as Marc Lore, head of the retailer’s U.S. e-commerce operations, has noted, has a “maniacal focus” on its customers and “finding ways to offer them low prices — every day.” For shoppers on, that focus means being able […]

Others, Retail Types, Stores, Tech

Amazon Go edges closer to frictionless shopping vision

November 17, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon did not comment for the Bloomberg report, but we could hear something from the e-commerce giant soon as the one-year anniversary of Amazon Go’s unveiling approaches. When Amazon announced the concept last December, the company had discussed plans to […]

Retail Types, Stores

Sears celebrates rare store openings

November 10, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Sears and Kmart stores are folding at a record pace, a necessary strategy of attrition, the retailer says, to maximize productivity. It’s a remarkable decline for the former rivals, which once dominated the retail landscape. Sears and Kmart were once […]

Retail Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Now Employs More Than 17,500 Veterans and Military Spouses across the United States, and Expects to Hire over 10,000 More by 2021

November 9, 2017

Via: Business Wire

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it now employs more than 17,500 veterans and military spouses across the United States, and plans to hire over 10,000 more by 2021. These full- and part-time roles are spread across the company—from the front-lines […]

Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Retail Types, Stores

Target unveils big discounts ahead of Thanksgiving, Black Friday

November 7, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Target is out of the gate with some hefty deals well before Black Friday or, more accurately, Thanksgiving (and beyond). The retailer is advertising thousands of deals, including lowest prices of the year on video games, TVs and other electronics. […]

Retail Types, Stores

Walgreens to Close 600 Stores Next Year

October 26, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Walgreens plans to close around 600 stores starting next spring, following its deal with Rite Aid. Federal regulators accepted the drugstore chain’s $4.4 billion deal to buy 1,932 Rite Aid stores in September. Walgreens initially tried to buy Rite Aid […]

Retail Types, Stores

Whole Foods shutters ‘365’ store in Washington

October 16, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Whole Foods’ 365 stores are an answer to the likes of Trader Joe’s, Aldi and Lidl — German grocery chains that provide private-label merchandise to keep prices low. It’s an approach that has resonated with many shoppers, in large part […]

Retail Types, Stores

Target in new exclusive partnership—with TV duo

September 13, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Target Corp. is launching a new brand with HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, and it’s doing it just in time for the holidays. The retailer announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand […]