The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax loss for Q4—exploded across the Web today and, within hours, also became a succinct lesson in how not to operate a ret
Cheil Worldwide's investment in retail marketing specialist Iris further rounds out the portfolio of agencies that Cheil has amassed in the past five years.
If you see family members tapping away at their smartphones or tablets during Thanksgiving dinner, they could easily be sneaking in their first holiday purchases.
Young & Rubicam is shifting from a regional to global approach to shopper marketing with the appointment of Jon Bird as global managing director of Labstore, the agency's retail marketing arm.
Hooters is kicking off a mobile loyalty program today in Atlanta that it plans to take national in the coming months.
The turn-the-page Web catalog—tested widely in the 2000s as an alternative to e-commerce sites—once looked like an emerging shopping platform led by now-defunct tech providers such as RichFX. But the concept died on the proverbial vine.
Land, a Russian high-end supermarket chain, has implemented interactive kiosks that will create recommendation-styled grocery lists for customers who use the brand's loyalty cards. Indeed, the Amazonization of physical shops marches on.
It might still be five weeks before Black Friday, but Toys "R" Us already rolling out a holidays campaign isn't shocking. Better a little bit early than a little bit late if your this brand.
JCPenney has turned to Kraft's Debra Berman, an executive with deep brand and agency experience, to direct the struggling department store giant's comeback.
One month after JCPenney fired top exec Ron Johnson and brought Mike Ullman back as CEO, the retailer reportedly says it expects year-over-year Q1 revenues to be down 16 percent when it reports t