Melissa Campanelli

Melissa Campanelli
Newegg Victim of Data Breach

Electronics retailer Newegg is reportedly the victim of a data breach that lasted a month. RiskIQ Threat Researcher Yonathan Klijnsma found that hackers installed 15 lines of card skimming code on Newegg’s payments page, which stayed on the site from Aug. 14 through Sept. 18. The hackers sent credit card data to a service controlled…

Henri Bendel Closing All Stores, E-Commerce Site

With a focus on increasing shareholder value, L Brands announced last week that it will be shuttering all 23 Henri Bendel stores and the Henri Bendel e-commerce website. The stores include Henri Bendel's Fifth Avenue flagship store as well as smaller-format stores in 11 states. All stores and the website will remain in operation through January 2019, with new merchandise continuing to arrive…

Want to Partner With Tasty? Read On.

Who doesn’t love Tasty, BuzzFeed's buzzy online cooking video channel? Apparently, not many people. The go-to destination for recipe inspiration is now the world’s largest social food network with 73 billion lifetime video views. Currently, Tasty reaches 540 million people globally via social platforms including Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat; its website and app; and through…

Macy’s to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers This Year

Macy's plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers for positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2018 holiday season, according to a company press release. Macy’s, which is forecasting a strong holiday shopping season, will staff 23,500 positions at its fulfillment centers to help with…

Editor's Note: Check Out Total Retail's 2018 Game Changers!

Total Retail is excited and proud to bring you its fourth annual Game Changers issue, sponsored by Emarsys. The goal of this issue is to highlight the entrepreneurs and startup businesses that are disrupting the traditional retail industry, whether it be it through digital innovation, unique product, enhancements to the supply chain, or a multitude of other…

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma to Step Down

Alibaba announced on Monday that Jack Ma will step down as chairman of the board of the $420 billion e-commerce company on Sept. 10, 2019. At that time,  which is Alibaba’s 20th anniversary, Ma will be replaced by current CEO Daniel Zhang, an 11-year veteran of the company. Alibaba said Ma will continue as executive chairman over the next 12 months…

J.Crew to Sell Mercantile Clothing Line on Amazon

J.Crew Mercantile, a less expensive clothing line from the retailer, now has its own dedicated storefront on Amazon Fashion, both companies announced this week. J.Crew Mercantile was initially offered at the company's factory stores, and then later rolled out to its own stores in 2015. The mix of J.Crew clothing on Amazon is available with…

Report: Google, Mastercard Cut Secret Deal to Track Retail Sales

Google and Mastercard reportedly drafted a secret deal in which certain Google advertisers had access to data that shows if an online ad resulted in a purchase in a physical store. Bloomberg, citing four people with knowledge of the deal, reported that for the past year, select Google advertisers had access to a tool that tracks…

Former Barnes & Noble CEO Sues Company Over Firing

The former chief executive of Barnes & Noble Inc. is suing the bookseller, accusing the company’s executive chairman of fabricating reasons to fire him a month after a deal to sell the company fell apart, according to Reuters. Barnes & Noble announced on July 3 that Demos Parneros, the company's former CEO, was terminated following multiple violations…

Report: Women CEOs Work Harder and Longer to Get to the Top

Women CEOs in all industries — including retail — worked harder and longer than their male counterparts to get to the top, according to a study of current and recent women CEOs conducted by Korn Ferry. The study found women CEOs were four years older, on average, than their male counterparts, and worked in a slightly higher number of roles, functions, companies and industries before getting the top job.

Sears, Amazon Expand Tire Installation Program

Sears Auto Centers, a division of Sears Holdings Corp., said earlier today that it will expand its partnership with Amazon.com that provides tire installation for customers who purchase any brand of tires on Amazon, including its own DieHard brand. Initially launched at 47 Sears Auto Centers in eight metropolitan areas in May, the Ship-to-Store tire…

CVS Launches In-Store Beauty Service With Glamsquad

The retail arm of CVS Health has launched four pilot stores featuring a new in-store beauty format called BeautyIRL, according to a report published by WWD. Currently, two BeautyIRL test stores are located in Florida, and the others are in Andover, Mass. and Stamford, Conn. The new stores offer brands not typically associated with mass market…

Report: Google Planning to Open First Freestanding Store

Google is planning to open a two-level store in Chicago’s Fulton Market district, its first known location for a retail flagship, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. According to the report, the technology giant is close to finalizing a lease for almost 14,000 square feet on the first and second floors of several connected,…

2 Ex-Employees Sue Nike, Alleging Gender Discrimination

Two women have filed a class-action lawsuit against Nike Inc., alleging it discriminated against them in pay and career advancement, according to a report in Friday's Wall Street Journal. The suit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., by two former employees, Kelly Cahill and Sara Johnston, who said that they endured a…

Albertsons and Rite Aid Call Off Merger Agreement

Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid Corp. announced on Wednesday that they are calling off their merger agreement. The $24 billion deal, announced in February, has faced opposition from a number of investors as well as top-10 shareholder Highfields Capital Management. Critics have argued the deal provides Albertsons’ private-equity owner, Cerberus Capital Management, a vehicle to…