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April 16, 2014

Macy’s is preparing to bring back its American Icons campaign in May. Now in its second year, the initiative will kick off with a variety of family events inspired by America’s favorite pastimes, designer fashions, all-star talent and a give-back program to benefit those who have served the country.

Macy’s is preparing to bring back its American Icons campaign in May. Now in its second year, the initiative will kick off with a variety of family events inspired by America’s favorite pastimes, designer fashions, all-star talent and a give-back program to benefit those who have served the country.

April 15, 2014

Sam’s Club worked with SquareTrade, a leading protection plan provider, to launch a new program that expands members’ technology and electronics services and support, and helps reduce the cost of owning the latest technology.

Sam’s Club worked with SquareTrade, a leading protection plan provider, to launch a new program that expands members’ technology and electronics services and support, and helps reduce the cost of owning the latest technology.

From smartphones and tablets to cameras and televisions, Sam’s Club membership now includes exclusive warranty services available in clubs and at SamsClub.com that aim to simplify the technology purchasing, protection and upgrade experience.

January 27, 2014

Revelations of job cuts at leading retailers, the latest involving Sam’s Club, are a reminder that pro-active expense control remains retailer’s best friend when it comes to ensuring profitability when faced with a murky outlook for consumer spending.

Revelations of job cuts at leading retailers, the latest involving Sam’s Club, are a reminder that pro-active expense control remains retailers' best friend when it comes to ensuring profitability when faced with a murky outlook for consumer spending.

Sam’s Club on Friday became the latest retailer to disclose plans to eliminate 2,300 hourly and middle management positions. The move was characterized as a rebalancing of resources, according to Sam’s Club spokesman Bill Durling. Other retailers such as Macy’s and Target also recently announced job cuts.

November 21, 2013

Bucking a retail industry trend this year, Sam’s Club won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday it won’t open until 7 a.m. Instead, Sam’s is throwing some new promotional wrinkles at members and non-members including, “Sam’s Sunday,” event to drive sales.

Bucking a retail industry trend this year, Sam’s Club won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday it won’t open until 7 a.m. Instead, Sam’s is throwing some new promotional wrinkles at members and non-members including, “Sam’s Sunday,” event to drive sales.

November 18, 2013

BJ's Wholesale Club's CEO Laura Sen sounds off on Thanksgiving.

This year, it seems that you can’t turn on the TV or read the news without seeing that another store is opening on Thanksgiving. Some believe Black Friday is fading away as more retailers choose to open early to compete with other shopping options such as online sales. I don’t think that Black Friday is going away, but I do think that it is evolving to best serve the needs of the consumer. Any retailer that is going to be successful long-term has to evolve, too.

August 5, 2013

The Produce Marketing Association has appointed Cathy Green Burns as the association’s president, effective December 1, as part of its continued restructuring of the senior leadership team.

NEWARK, Del. — The Produce Marketing Association has appointed Cathy Green Burns as the association’s president, effective December 1, as part of its continued restructuring of the senior leadership team. 

In her new role, Green Burns will focus initially on leading board and staff team development as well as lending her insight to business development activities. She will report to PMA CEO Bryan Silbermann, who previously held both president and CEO positions.

July 10, 2013

Macy’s is getting social, and that’s the place to be when reaching out to potential shoppers who are getting ready to go back to school.

NEW YORK — Macy’s is getting social, and that’s the place to be when reaching out to potential shoppers who are getting ready to go back to school. 

May 20, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in grants to more than 725 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.

April 26, 2013

Dollar General and Procter & Gamble are teaming up to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General and Procter & Gamble are teaming up to honor a Florida mom as its official Every Day Hero for the month of May.
 

April 19, 2013

Lowe's has released its Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card, which covers education, environment and more.

Lowe's has released its Corporate Social Responsibility Report Card, which covers education, environment and more. 

“To achieve greater progress for our communities and our company, we continue to build on our commitment to never stop improving,” said Robert Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO. “We’re focused on carrying out those responsibilities every day with the help of our 245,000 employees across North America.” 

March 14, 2013

Unable to recover from a slow start to the fourth quarter, Men’s Wearhouse reported a 1% same store sales increase and a worse than expected loss of 7 cents a share.

Unable to recover from a slow start to the fourth quarter, Men’s Wearhouse reported a 1% same store sales increase and a worse than expected loss of 7 cents a share.

January 17, 2013

Lord & Taylor is teaming up with Lifetime's Project Runway for the show’s eleventh season, making it the show’s exclusive retail sponsor.

NEW YORK — Lord & Taylor is teaming up with Lifetime's Project Runway for the show’s eleventh season, making it the show’s exclusive retail sponsor.

January 8, 2013

Procter & Gamble name Macy’s chairman, president and CEO Terry Lundgren as the newest member of its board of directors.

Procter & Gamble name Macy’s chairman, president and CEO Terry Lundgren as the newest member of its board of directors.

Lundgren fills a position vacated by current P&G Director Johnathan Rodgers who is not seeking re-election when P&G’s holds its annual shareholder meeting in October.