FierceRetail http://www.fierceretail.com The latest retail industry news from FierceRetail en-us Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="https://nrf.com/news/go-big-or-go-home">An inside look at Lowe&#39;s Innovation Labs</a> <a href="http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450378/1/i-just-spent-a-week-immersed-in-under-armours-new-healthbox--here-is-what-happened.html">Under Armour&#39;s HealthBox unboxes shopper data</a> <a href="https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/02/09/amazon-eyes-alibaba-it-builds-global-delivery-network">Amazon looks to create own global supply chain</a> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/02/09/j-c-penney-sued-by-burberry-for-trademark.html">Burberry sues JCPenney</a> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/09/beyonces-formation-helps-boost-sales-at-red-lobster/80055898/#">Beyonce boosts sales at Red</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:17:19 +0000 28361 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="https://nrf.com/news/go-big-or-go-home">An inside look at Lowe&#39;s Innovation Labs</a> <a href="http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450378/1/i-just-spent-a-week-immersed-in-under-armours-new-healthbox--here-is-what-happened.html">Under Armour&#39;s HealthBox unboxes shopper data</a> <a href="https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/02/09/amazon-eyes-alibaba-it-builds-global-delivery-network">Amazon looks to create own global supply chain</a> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/02/09/j-c-penney-sued-by-burberry-for-trademark.html">Burberry sues JCPenney</a> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/09/beyonces-formation-helps-boost-sales-at-red-lobster/80055898/#">Beyonce boosts sales at Red</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:17:19 +0000 28361 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="https://nrf.com/news/go-big-or-go-home">An inside look at Lowe&#39;s Innovation Labs</a> <a href="http://www.thestreet.com/story/13450378/1/i-just-spent-a-week-immersed-in-under-armours-new-healthbox--here-is-what-happened.html">Under Armour&#39;s HealthBox unboxes shopper data</a> <a href="https://www.internetretailer.com/2016/02/09/amazon-eyes-alibaba-it-builds-global-delivery-network">Amazon looks to create own global supply chain</a> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/02/09/j-c-penney-sued-by-burberry-for-trademark.html">Burberry sues JCPenney</a> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/09/beyonces-formation-helps-boost-sales-at-red-lobster/80055898/#">Beyonce boosts sales at Red</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:17:19 +0000 28361 at http://www.fierceretail.com Sears to accelerate store closings http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>In the face of continued sales declines, Sears Holdings&nbsp;is looking to accelerate the closure of unprofitable stores, choosing to invest in other aspects of its business.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Kmart Sears Sears Holdings Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:06:23 +0000 28356 at http://www.fierceretail.com Sears to accelerate store closings http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>In the face of continued sales declines, Sears Holdings&nbsp;is looking to accelerate the closure of unprofitable stores, choosing to invest in other aspects of its business.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Kmart Sears Sears Holdings Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:06:23 +0000 28356 at http://www.fierceretail.com Sears to accelerate store closings http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>In the face of continued sales declines, Sears Holdings&nbsp;is looking to accelerate the closure of unprofitable stores, choosing to invest in other aspects of its business.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/sears-accelerate-store-closings/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Kmart Sears Sears Holdings Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:06:23 +0000 28356 at http://www.fierceretail.com Cabela's names new president http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Cabela&#39;s announced the appointment of Scott Williams as president, effective immediately.&nbsp;Williams was previously the retailer&#39;s exec-VP and chief commercial officer. He will now add responsibility for U.S. operations and all operations in Canada, according to the company. He will report to Tommy Millner, Cabela&#39;s CEO.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Cabela's Chutes and Ladders sporting goods Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:48:26 +0000 28351 at http://www.fierceretail.com Cabela's names new president http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Cabela&#39;s announced the appointment of Scott Williams as president, effective immediately.&nbsp;Williams was previously the retailer&#39;s exec-VP and chief commercial officer. He will now add responsibility for U.S. operations and all operations in Canada, according to the company. He will report to Tommy Millner, Cabela&#39;s CEO.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Cabela's Chutes and Ladders sporting goods Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:48:26 +0000 28351 at http://www.fierceretail.com Cabela's names new president http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Cabela&#39;s announced the appointment of Scott Williams as president, effective immediately.&nbsp;Williams was previously the retailer&#39;s exec-VP and chief commercial officer. He will now add responsibility for U.S. operations and all operations in Canada, according to the company. He will report to Tommy Millner, Cabela&#39;s CEO.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/cabelas-names-new-president/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Cabela's Chutes and Ladders sporting goods Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:48:26 +0000 28351 at http://www.fierceretail.com Chipotle's plan to win back customers http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss Chipotle temporarily closed all of its stores this week to outline plans to help its reputation recover from illnesses caused by tainted foods that sickened roughly 500 people. That plan includes...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Chipotle Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:28:22 +0000 28346 at http://www.fierceretail.com Chipotle's plan to win back customers http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss Chipotle temporarily closed all of its stores this week to outline plans to help its reputation recover from illnesses caused by tainted foods that sickened roughly 500 people. That plan includes...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Chipotle Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:28:22 +0000 28346 at http://www.fierceretail.com Chipotle's plan to win back customers http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss Chipotle temporarily closed all of its stores this week to outline plans to help its reputation recover from illnesses caused by tainted foods that sickened roughly 500 people. That plan includes...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/chipotles-plan-win-back-customers/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Chipotle Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:28:22 +0000 28346 at http://www.fierceretail.com Staples gets EU approval, pushes forward for US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Staples has received approval from European regulators for its proposed merger with Office Depot, and is pushing for the same from U.S. and Canadian agencies.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Mergers Office Depot Staples Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:18:51 +0000 28341 at http://www.fierceretail.com Staples gets EU approval, pushes forward for US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Staples has received approval from European regulators for its proposed merger with Office Depot, and is pushing for the same from U.S. and Canadian agencies.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Mergers Office Depot Staples Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:18:51 +0000 28341 at http://www.fierceretail.com Staples gets EU approval, pushes forward for US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Staples has received approval from European regulators for its proposed merger with Office Depot, and is pushing for the same from U.S. and Canadian agencies.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/staples-gets-eu-approval-pushes-forward-us/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Strategy Mergers Office Depot Staples Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:18:51 +0000 28341 at http://www.fierceretail.com NRF forecasts above-average growth for 2016 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>The National Retail Federation is expecting sales to grow both in-store and online in 2016, with online commerce expanding at up to three times the rate of physical stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Finance NRF Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:59 +0000 28336 at http://www.fierceretail.com NRF forecasts above-average growth for 2016 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>The National Retail Federation is expecting sales to grow both in-store and online in 2016, with online commerce expanding at up to three times the rate of physical stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Finance NRF Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:59 +0000 28336 at http://www.fierceretail.com NRF forecasts above-average growth for 2016 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>The National Retail Federation is expecting sales to grow both in-store and online in 2016, with online commerce expanding at up to three times the rate of physical stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/nrf-forecasts-above-average-growth-2016/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Finance NRF Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:35:59 +0000 28336 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target to sponsor live performance during Grammy Awards http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target is no stranger to exclusive products and partnerships with celebrities, and now the retailer is teaming up with Gwen Stefani for a live performance during the upcoming Grammy Awards.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> marketing Social Commerce Social Networks Target Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:17:17 +0000 28331 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target to sponsor live performance during Grammy Awards http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target is no stranger to exclusive products and partnerships with celebrities, and now the retailer is teaming up with Gwen Stefani for a live performance during the upcoming Grammy Awards.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> marketing Social Commerce Social Networks Target Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:17:17 +0000 28331 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target to sponsor live performance during Grammy Awards http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target is no stranger to exclusive products and partnerships with celebrities, and now the retailer is teaming up with Gwen Stefani for a live performance during the upcoming Grammy Awards.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-sponsor-live-grammy-performance/2016-02-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> marketing Social Commerce Social Networks Target Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:17:17 +0000 28331 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target introduces gender-neutral children's furniture http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target has introduced a new gender-neutral furniture line for children. Pillowfort is set to hit stores later this month and will replace in-house brand Circo.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Social Networks Target Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:08:32 +0000 28321 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target introduces gender-neutral children's furniture http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target has introduced a new gender-neutral furniture line for children. Pillowfort is set to hit stores later this month and will replace in-house brand Circo.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Social Networks Target Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:08:32 +0000 28321 at http://www.fierceretail.com Target introduces gender-neutral children's furniture http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Target has introduced a new gender-neutral furniture line for children. Pillowfort is set to hit stores later this month and will replace in-house brand Circo.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/target-introduces-gender-neutral-childrens-furniture/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumer Trends Social Networks Target Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:08:32 +0000 28321 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160208006236/en/Gap-Reports-January-Fourth-Quarter-Sales-Results">Gap&#39;s net sales down 5%, comparable sales down 8% in fourth quarter</a> <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/sears-holdings-warns-on-fourth-quarter-sales-moves-to-cut-more-costs-1455019066">Sears&#39; 7% quarterly drop in sales prompts retailer to accelerate store closures, make deeper cost cuts</a> <a href="http://news.sys-con.com/node/3668912">Ulta stores to sell</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:33:14 +0000 28316 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160208006236/en/Gap-Reports-January-Fourth-Quarter-Sales-Results">Gap&#39;s net sales down 5%, comparable sales down 8% in fourth quarter</a> <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/sears-holdings-warns-on-fourth-quarter-sales-moves-to-cut-more-costs-1455019066">Sears&#39; 7% quarterly drop in sales prompts retailer to accelerate store closures, make deeper cost cuts</a> <a href="http://news.sys-con.com/node/3668912">Ulta stores to sell</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:33:14 +0000 28316 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the Web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160208006236/en/Gap-Reports-January-Fourth-Quarter-Sales-Results">Gap&#39;s net sales down 5%, comparable sales down 8% in fourth quarter</a> <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/sears-holdings-warns-on-fourth-quarter-sales-moves-to-cut-more-costs-1455019066">Sears&#39; 7% quarterly drop in sales prompts retailer to accelerate store closures, make deeper cost cuts</a> <a href="http://news.sys-con.com/node/3668912">Ulta stores to sell</a>...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:33:14 +0000 28316 at http://www.fierceretail.com Seasonal E-commerce Infographic, Sidecar http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss ...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Commerce Holiday 2015 Infographic Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:17:12 +0000 28311 at http://www.fierceretail.com Seasonal E-commerce Infographic, Sidecar http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss ...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Commerce Holiday 2015 Infographic Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:17:12 +0000 28311 at http://www.fierceretail.com Seasonal E-commerce Infographic, Sidecar http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss ...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/seasonal-e-commerce-infographic-sidecar/2016-02-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> E-Commerce Holiday 2015 Infographic Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:17:12 +0000 28311 at http://www.fierceretail.com