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Retail Right Now: The Super Bowl's Impact on Retail
February 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the impact the Super Bowl has on the retail industry, including a specific look at how some verticals (grocery, sports apparel, electronics) fare better than others before, during and after the big game.

Retail Right Now: Toys"R"Us, Aerosoles File for Bankruptcy
September 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Taylor Knight reviews the top retail news of the week, including two retailers — Toys"R"Us and Aerosoles — filing for bankruptcy, and Kohl's offering free returns for customers starting in October.

Retail Right Now: Amazon's 1-Click Checkout Patent; Nordstrom Local
September 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, get the latest retail news, including the launch of Nordstrom Local, a merchandise-less store;'s 1-Click patent expiring; and the e-commerce giant's search for a new North American headquarters.

Get an Inside Look at the New Indochino Showroom
August 14, 2017 at 10:19 am

At a time when many retailers are closing stores, Indochino is opening doors to new showrooms. Total Retail's Taylor Knight got an inside look at the newly opened Indochino showroom at the King of Prussia Mall just outside of Philadelphia. Indochino's East Coast District Manager BJ McCahill explains how the menswear retailer has brought customization…

Retail Right Now: June 30
June 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Senior Editor Caitlin Sullivan reviews the top retail news of the week, including why 35 million members quit Amazon Prime, Nike's marketplace strategy, and Bed Bath & Beyond's possible store closures.

Retail Right Now: April 14
April 14, 2017 at 11:32 am

Happy Friday! Welcome to this episode of Retail Right Now, featuring the top retail news of the week. This week we review the Samsonite/eBags acquisition, HHGregg store closures, and hackers targeting's third-party sellers.

Retail Right Now: March 31
March 31, 2017 at 10:00 am

Welcome to this week's episode of Retail Right Now, where we review the top retail news stories of the week. made headlines a few times this week, including its announcement that it will begin collecting sales tax nationwide, as well as the news that it will be shuttering its Quidsi brand. GameStop also announced this…

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; 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'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, 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 (as usual).