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Retail Right Now: March 24
March 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

Welcome to another episode of Retail Right Now! Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan reviews the week's top retail news, including Saks Fifth Avenue's data disaster, Bebe's store closings and Sephora's formula for experiential retail.

Retail Right Now: March 3
March 3, 2017 at 11:49 am

Welcome to this episode of "Retail Right Now" where we review the top retail news stories of the past week. In this episode, Associate Content Editor Caitlin Sullivan recaps HHGregg's bankruptcy filing; J.C. Penney's new brick-and-mortar strategy; and how the Amazon Web Services outage affected online retailers.

Retail Right Now: February 3
February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan, executive editor of Total Retail, recaps the week's top retail news, including Jeff Bezos’ thoughts on President Trump's immigration ban; Shoes.com going out of business; and the tiff that sent Ralph Lauren's CEO packing.

Retail Right Now: January 13
January 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

Check out the latest news about Wal-Mart's job cuts, The Limited going out of business and L.L.Bean's political controversy in this episode of Retail Right Now. Also, be sure to take a look at the National Retail Federation's Big Show agenda, happening Jan. 15-17 in New York City. If you're planning on attending, come say "hi" to…

Retail Right Now: December 9
December 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

It was another busy news week in the retail industry! In this episode of Retail Right Now, hear about Limited Stores’ struggle to stay afloat, Ikea's new parental leave policy and Amazon.com's checkout-less convenience store, Amazon Go.

E-Commerce is Real Winner Over Black Friday Weekend
November 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

The final numbers for the big holiday shopping weekend are in and the lesson learned is that consumers are shopping more from the comfort of their homes rather than venturing out to deal with in-store crowds. Black Friday was all about online sales — Adobe Systems data shows that consumers spent more than $5 billion online…

Local Merchants Hope to Cash in on Small Business Saturday
November 23, 2016 at 10:02 am

The crazy-busy holiday shopping season is here. Black Friday is just two days away, and retailers’ months-long preparation will hopefully finally come to fruition. However, if you own a small business, Saturday may be your busiest day of the year. Total Retail's Taylor Knight spoke with a few small business owners in the Philadelphia area…

Retail Right Now: November 11
November 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Happy Friday, retailers! Welcome to this edition of Retail Right Now, where we recap the week's biggest retail news. Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday. Analysts believe the election will have an inflationary effect due to increased labor costs and, over time, a rise in the cost of imported products. Experts also…

Retail Right Now: October 28
October 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

It's the end of October and the crazy holiday season is just around the corner. In this edition of Retail Right Now, see how REI employees will be spending their Black Friday, how Amazon plans to expand its grocery business, and Alibaba's Singles Day, or rather month, plans.

Retail Right Now: October 14
October 14, 2016 at 10:11 am

Welcome to another edition of Retail Right Now! This week in retail news, Amazon.com reportedly plans to open convenience stores that sell milk, produce and other consumables, as well as drive-up destinations where shoppers can have their orders brought to their cars; Kroger is allegedly mulling a takeover of Whole Foods Market; and Wal-Mart is giving its managers…

Retail Trends to Watch for in 2017
September 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

What are the trends that retailers should be focused on for 2017? Rachel Shechtman, founder and CEO of STORY, and Sheila Haile, chief marketing officer of Cohen's Fashion Optical, share their thoughts on what they believe will be the top retail trends for next year.

Retail Right Now: September 16
September 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

Happy Friday! Before you had out for the weekend, catch up on the biggest retail news stories of the week. There's a retail robot named Pepper and big news from Amazon.com (as usual).

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Leesa Dream Gallery
September 7, 2016 at 9:01 am

Leesa Sleep is a direct-to-consumer mattress retailer, which opened its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City in April. However, this isn’t your typical retail store. Leesa partnered with ArtLifting, a company that empowers homeless and/or disabled artists through the celebration and sales of their artwork. Together, they created the world’s first combined mattress store and…

Retail Right Now: September 2
September 2, 2016 at 11:01 am

It's Friday, and that means another edition of Retail Right Now. This week's episode is all about Amazon.com and Abercrombie & Fitch. There are emails in Chinese, store closures and big fees — check it all out in this video.

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Cohen's Fashion Optical
August 31, 2016 at 9:37 am

The Cohen's Fashion Optical store located on Orchard Street in New York City's East Village has been in business for almost 90 years.The current president of the company, Robert Cohen, even worked at the location when he was younger. Cohen's has been able to add a modern flair to this store, which also possesses such a…

Retail Video Spotlight Series: Sonos
August 24, 2016 at 9:41 am

In episode two of the Retail Video Spotlight Series on concept stores, we travel to SoHo to check out Sonos’ first brick-and-mortar store, which opened last month. (Here's episode one featuring STORY.) Total Retail was given a tour of the new space and got to experience the "listening pods" — mini rooms that allow consumers to…

Retail Right Now: August 19
August 19, 2016 at 11:37 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, I recap the top news stories of the past week, including Barnes & Noble firing CEO Ronald Boire after less than a year on the job; Target's plan to spend $20 million to build single-occupant restrooms to appease shoppers uncomfortable with the retailer's stated policy that allows transgender customers and…

Thriving King of Prussia Mall Debuts 50-Store Expansion
August 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

The King of Prussia Mall, located right outside of Philadelphia and owned by Simon Property Group, just opened a 155,000 square foot expansion, increasing the mall's footprint to 2.9 million square feet. The East Coast's largest shopping center offers visitors an "unparalleled shopping experience," featuring a state-of-the-art parking garage (with speed ramps and location technology)…

Retail Video Spotlight Series: STORY
August 17, 2016 at 10:42 am

Welcome to the first video in our new Retail Video Spotlight Series. The first series is all about concept stores. Today, we're talking to Rachel Shechtman, founder of STORY, a retail store in New York City that takes the viewpoint of a magazine, changes like a gallery, and sells product like your standard brick-and-mortar store. Hear…