Personnel

Best Buy to Pay Up to $1,000 in Bonuses to Workers
February 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

Best Buy announced it will hand out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a growing list of U.S. companies sharing savings from the federal tax overhaul with employees. USA Today reports the consumer electronics retailer will this month pay one-time bonuses of $1,000 to full-time workers and $500 to part-time employees. Company spokesman Jeff…

Why Labor Cost Optimization Matters for Retailers
December 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

For years, the retail industry has been plagued with the increasingly high costs of labor. Labor cost optimization (LCO), a framework surrounding scheduling and timekeeping, is a sustainable solution that can elevate operational and human resource leadership out of their reactive cycles so they can focus on what they should be — business and talent.…

The Employee Recognition Checklist
December 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Best Buy announced it will hand out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a growing list of U.S. companies sharing savings from the federal tax overhaul with employees. USA Today reports the consumer electronics retailer will this month pay one-time bonuses of $1,000 to full-time workers and $500 to part-time employees. Company spokesman Jeff […]

Ensuring The Success Of Your Channel Incentive Program
December 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Best Buy announced it will hand out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a growing list of U.S. companies sharing savings from the federal tax overhaul with employees. USA Today reports the consumer electronics retailer will this month pay one-time bonuses of $1,000 to full-time workers and $500 to part-time employees. Company spokesman Jeff […]

Christopher Bailey to Depart Burberry
November 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm

London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced this week that its president and chief creative officer (CCO) Christopher Bailey will leave the company on March 31, 2018. At that time he will also step down from Burberry's board. Bailey has been with the company for 17 years. He will provide his full support to current CEO…

A Few Thoughts From Costco’s Jim Sinegal
November 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

It’s not often that you get to hear from retail legends like Jim Sinegal, co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corp. That’s why I was so excited to attend his talk at SAP’s Retail Executive Forum, which was held in New York City earlier this month. And he didn't disappoint. Sinegal served as the CEO…

The Employee Engagement Handbook
October 25, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Best Buy announced it will hand out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees, joining a growing list of U.S. companies sharing savings from the federal tax overhaul with employees. USA Today reports the consumer electronics retailer will this month pay one-time bonuses of $1,000 to full-time workers and $500 to part-time employees. Company spokesman Jeff […]

Hudson's Bay CEO Gerald Storch Leaving the Company
October 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Gerald Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), is stepping down from his role, HBC announced after the close of stock markets on Friday. Storch will depart effective Nov. 1, and return to his firm,  Storch Advisors, HBC said in a press release. It didn't give further details on…

Editor's Note: Introducing Total Retail's 2017 Retail Technology Report
October 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Technology is top of mind for most retailers today, no matter their size, product category or any other variables. As such, Total Retail surveyed its audience with the goal of finding out what types of retail technology retailers are interested in (as well as investing in), what retail trends and digital trends they’re tracking, and their…

Sephora Names Mary Beth Laughton EVP, US Omni Retail
October 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Beauty retailer Sephora has promoted Mary Beth Laughton to executive vice president of U.S. omni retail. Previously, Laughton was senior vice president of digital. “Mary Beth is a visionary and strategist with a deep understanding of how customers are evolving,” said Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer and president of Sephora Americas. “During her time at…