Key Highlights and Trends From Shoptalk 2023
March 30, 2023 at 9:28 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Marie Albiges and Joe Keenan discuss the key themes and trends being discussed during the Shoptalk 2023 conference in Las Vegas this week. They also touch upon highlights from sessions held at the Women in Retail Pavilion, hosted by Women in Retail Leadership Circle, sister brand of Total Retail.

Macy's Announces $15 Minimum Wage and Tuition Coverage Program
November 9, 2021 at 7:59 pm

Macy's said Monday it will raise its minimum wage for new and current workers to $15 per hour by next May, reports CNBC. The retailer has already phased in the $15 hour rate "across several markets" and plans to achieve a national rollout by May 2022, according to a press release. Over the summer Macy's…

How to Build a Workforce Education Program That Attracts and Keeps Employees
October 28, 2021 at 6:15 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Melissa Campanelli and Kristina Stidham discuss an article recently published by Total Retail, “Using Workforce Education to Attract and Keep Retail Employees in Today’s Labor Crisis,” authored by Sean Flynn, chief customer officer of InStride. The workforce challenges for employers in the retail space are real…

Apple Launches Website for Today at Apple Initiative
May 18, 2017 at 10:44 am

“Today at Apple,” Apple’s initiative announced last month that offers an expanded set of educational sessions and more at its brick-and-mortar stores, launched its dedicated website this week. The site enables customers to view the available courses and sign up for classes. Currently, consumers can sign up for more than 4,000 education sessions per day…

Higher Education Level Means Better Financial Benefits for Retail Professionals, Survey Shows
March 15, 2017 at 11:58 am

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been reporting on insights gleaned from our first ever Salary Benchmark Report. The report features salary data from Total Retail’s audience of retail executives representing organizations of all sizes and product verticals. This week, we feature a chart that shows how education levels impact financial benefits retail professionals…