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October 7, 2014

For the average consumer, the holiday season probably seems far away. As we recover from back-to-school mayhem, holiday shopping lists are not likely to be top of mind.

October 6, 2014

In this, the eighth installment in CSA’s PizzaRev series, we’re featuring a Q&A that pools the expertise of several seasoned franchise operators to highlight the pros and cons of franchising with established brands and new concepts.

October 2, 2014

The Wet Seal announced today that its CFO, Steve Benrubi, has resigned.

October 2, 2014

Wrap & Send Services, a luxury retail packing and shipping solution, is offering professional in-store and warehouse support for the 2014 holiday season.

October 1, 2014

Shoppers are planning to spend less money and purchase gifts for fewer people this holiday season compared to last year, while also maximizing their budgets through Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and online cost comparison, according to the CFI Group 2014 Holiday Retail Spending Report: Black Friday is Back.

September 26, 2014

The Container Store has hired Pete Lodwick as VP and general counsel.

September 26, 2014

Strategist, adviser, communicator, futurist: Retail chief financial officers have seen their role broaden so much in recent years that, in some cases, they have become virtual partners with the CEO. Once responsible primarily for financial stewardship, the CFO is embracing a growing number of additional roles encompassing strategic planning, technology and perhaps even a bit of crystal ball gazing. Some are even taking on COO functions.

One thing is certain: CFOs are not just number crunchers any more.

September 26, 2014

Defining the scope of a CFO’s oversight is challenging because it’s still evolving. Besides the overarching responsibility of overseeing and reporting finances, the role now often includes strategic planning, technology and investor relations.

New areas of reporting, including corporate social responsibility and environmental performance, are also being added. And in some companies, the CFO is even charged with overseeing the push into global markets.

September 24, 2014

Last year, 37.3% of traditional “Black Friday” consumers began shopping between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Shopper traffic over the two-day Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday period at retail outlets totaled more than 1.07 billion store visits. Sales during the two-day period were $12.3 billion, and online sales grew an explosive 18.5%.

September 24, 2014

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, has promoted Frank Grimaldi to national sales manager of the firm’s Valuation & Advisory Services Division, effective Oct. 1.

September 24, 2014

The Kroger Co. has been named to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Million Dollar Club. Introduced by the USHCC in 2010, the Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in supplier diversity and integrating Hispanic business enterprises into their strategic sourcing and procurement process.

September 22, 2014

Beleaguered consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. said is in talks with an unidentified “major vendor” about modifying a commercial agreement in a way that could benefit a financial restructuring.

September 22, 2014

Online retailers are prioritizing immediate investments in customer-facing tactics such as price, marketing and customer service over strategic infrastructure for the 2014 holiday season.

September 18, 2014

Nearly one-quarter (24%) of retailers expect a significant increase (5% or more) in year-over-year sales during the 2014 holiday season, while another 70% are predicting sales will be on par with the 2013 season, according to a survey by global management consultancy Hay Group.

September 17, 2014

LogicSource, a leading sourcing and procurement services firm, announced a multi-year partnership with Pep Boys.

September 16, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop announced the appointment of Voin Todorovic as the company’s new CFO, effective Sept. 15.

September 16, 2014

Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sephora to provide targeted email marketing services focused on driving sales and creating a more personalized experience for customers across Sephora's omnichannel marketing platforms.

September 8, 2014

Fashion retailers want to make accurate inventory information available in order to enable reserving the correct item at another store, or shipping it directly to the customer’s home.

September 8, 2014

ShopHQ, a multichannel electronic retailer, has selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to help the company increase throughput and capacity of its distribution and fulfillment operations.

September 5, 2014

4R Systems, Inc, a provider of inventory and supply chain services, and Impact Analytics & Services, a solutions and services provider to convenience store retailers, have launched a strategic partnership.

September 4, 2014

The Retail Services business of Alliance Data Systems Corp. has signed a multi-year agreement to provide co-brand and private label credit card services for Meijer.

September 3, 2014

Outdoor apparel retailer Patagonia has been awarded the Supply Chain Innovation Award from supply chain management technology provider GT Nexus for continued efforts in creating a responsible supply chain.

August 27, 2014

Icix, a provider of supply chain risk management technology, is expanding its Audit Manager suite.

August 27, 2014

By definition, successful retailers are very good at logistics.    

“Compared with other industries, retailers are a benchmark of logistical efficiency for moving items through their distribution channels and on to shelves in a timely way,” said Jim Griffin, senior VP sales, PODS, whose detached delivery system allows placement of containers in tough-to-reach and hard-to-fit locations.